BY ESE DIBEBI
It was a truly embarrassing moment. For Steve Harvey, for Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, and for the world watching when the host of the night, Harvey erroneously announced the wrong winner at this morning’s Miss Universe finale.
Comedian Steve Harvey was left red-faced and Miss Gutierrez close to tears as he had to rectify his error and name Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as the true winner of the beauty competition.
The awkward moment was televised live on Fox and the shock on Miss Wurtzbach’s face was visible when the cameras panned to her.
An embarrassed Harvey said, “This is exactly what’s on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. It was on the card… Please don’t hold it against the ladies,” as he held up the card on which the names were printed.
As expected, social media was quick to pounce on the costly mistake with observers taking him to the cleaners with the following tweets:
— Dylan (@DylanTheMan37) December 21, 2015
“Hi mom!” – Steve Harvey greeting his dad
— Michael (@Home_Halfway) December 21, 2015
Watch the awkward moment Harvey had to backtrack below: