Miss Universe 2015 pageant crowns the wrong winner

Miss Colombia is mistakenly crowned, before host Steve Harvey corrects himself and announces Miss Philippines as Miss Universe 2015

By Andrea Tim | Published: 21 Dec 2015

Video: Fox

Talk about a memorable win at the Miss Universe pageant. In a shocking turn of events, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez was crowned the winner at this year's event in Las Vegas, until pageant host Steve Harvey admitted that he read out the wrong name.

Ariadna had already been given her crown, sash and bouquet of flowers, with the rest of the contestants applauding behind her on stage, until she had to give it all up to the actual winner, Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach. Pia was previously announced as the first runner up.

"Okay folks, I have to apologise," Steve said as he came back onstage. "The first runner up is Colombia." At this point, Miss Philippines looked torn between delight and disbelief. "Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines!" Steve added. He later clarified that it was his mistake, showing the announcement card as proof and saying that he will take full responsibility for the appalling twist.

There just aren't any other words for this kind of mix-up. You need to watch the video yourself.

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