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Miss Universe 2015 Full Horrible Ending Mistake

by Sam Kaplan - The Oregon Herald Sunday December 20, 2015    10:51 PM
A humiliating, never before seen mistake, at least in such a major event. The mistake was made by host Steve Harvey, causing confusion, disarray and tears after Harvey mistakenly named the wrong woman as the winner of Miss Universe 2015 .

Ariadna Gutierrez looked stunned as she slowly realized that she had no won, but had come in second. Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo from Colombia had already been crowned and was standing on stage to cheers from the Las Vegas audience when mortified host Steve Harvey returned to announce the error. In fact Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was the winner of Miss Universe 2015 , from the Philippines, as clearly stated so on the judges card.

"OK, folks, um, I have to apologise," he said, walking back on stage while Arevalo was proudly waving to fans, holding the winner's bouquet and wearing the Miss Universe sash. "The first runner-up is Colombia," he went on, "Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines."

The camera panned straight to a stunned Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, who started slowly walking to the front of the stage. For a few awkward moments the two women stood side by side, infront of a TV audience of millions from around the world, before Harvey explained that he read the card naming the winner and runner-up in the wrong order.

"I will take responsibility for this, it was my mistake," he told the crowd. "It's on the card ... horrible mistake, but I can show it to you right here," he said, holding up the card.

"It is my mistake, but it's still a great night."