Whoops! Steve Harvey Crowns Wrong Miss Universe

In probably the most awkward and hilarious pageant moment of 2015, Steve Harvey reads wrong Miss Universe contestant as winner on live television. Miss Universe Columbia Adriadna Gutierrez-Arévalo was standing center stage with the crown on her head when Harvey realized his mistake. Gutierrez-Arévalo was not the winner, but the first runner up.

Miss Universe Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was standing next to Miss Universe USA Olivia Jordan when Harvey started making his correction. Shocked, Wurtzbach made her way to center stage and stood next to Gutierrez-Arévalo. The crown and sash were removed from Miss Columbia and placed on Miss Philippines.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach said later, “It’s a very nontraditional crowning moment.”

Harvey held the card up for the cameras to prove that he had made a mistake. He apologized during the event and on Twitter.



Miss Columbia tearfully thanked everyone who supported her after the event.

What do you think should have happened?


Watch the whole awkward situation unfold!