Reporting for The Guardian, Lauren Gambino covers the upsetting error made by Miss Universe pageant host, Steve Harvey, that created a mess on Sunday night when he announced the wrong winner, then had to correct his mistake on live television. The Miss Universe Organization’s goal is to empower women to develop the confidence they need to achieve their personal best. Ms. Gambino is a reporter at the Guardian US in New York.
Crown slips as Miss Universe 2015 host names the wrong woman as winner
Crown swiftly removed from Miss Colombia and given to Miss Philippines after host realises his mistake at the end of the ceremony in Las Vegas
Lauren Gambino | The Guardian | 12/21/15
The Miss Universe 2015 contest has ended in confusion and disarray after the host mistakenly named the wrong woman as the winner.
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.
“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 reaction on social media was swift, with viewers expressing dismay at the “fail of the decade”.
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