The goof up that was made by host Steve Harvey in the much awaited show “Miss Universe” is something that will stay in everyone’s memory forever, especially in that of Pia Wurtzbach.
Nothing could be more awkward than declaring the wrong contestant as the winner in the worldwide famous contest” Miss Universe”. ET’s Nischelle Turner who was at the backstage for the big event reports that everyone was confused and did not know what to believe when Steve Harvey said that he would like to apologies for announcing the wrong winner.
Though it was hard on Miss Colombia as the crown was withdrawn from her, Miss Philippines too had a tough time believing the news that she was the real winner. In a confession back stage, Pia Wurtzbach told ET that she was extremely confused at the turn of events. She was not sure if she should be moving forward to the center of the stage to get crowned. She was looking for some sort of signal from others to move forward. After she was crowned she even asked her manger to confirm if the crown would stay with her or like Miss Colombia it will also be removed.
When asked what she felt for Miss Colombia, she said she really wanted to apologise to her for what had happened. However, she has not approached her at the moment as the wounds are still very fresh and she is deeply hurt at whatever happened onstage. She said that she would definitely like to go to her and apologies some time soon. When asked what are her feelings of the fact that she will have to talk about the issue over and over again in her entire life, she replied positively that she understands the responsibility that comes with the crown and she is prepared to take any challenges that come her way.
Not only the winner but everyone was shaken by the embarrassing event in the history of Miss Universe. Miss USA Olivia Jordan, second runners up thought that it must have been some kind of joke that Harvey was up to before realizing that he was actually speaking the truth. She never ever imagined that this could happen.
The producers of Miss Universe even had to show the cards to convince the audience that there was definitely a goof up. The crowd in Planet Hollywood was very upset and the atmosphere was awkward and intense. They even refused to leave the venue after the event was over despite repeated requests. Pageant judge and actress Niecy Nash said the judges were also confused after Harvey made the announcement. She further added that she felt bad for both Miss Philippines and Miss Colombia. She said that on one hand as the crown was remove from Miss Columbia’s head everyone went to console her and failed to congratulate the real winner Miss Philippines.
Harvey who himself was shaken by the mistake took to twitter soon after to apologies for this horrible mistake. He said that it was an “honest mistake” with no intention behind it. Miss Philippines, though the real winner, was not able to enjoy the precious moment of being crowned Miss Universe due to the mix up that left the atmosphere “intense” for long.
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