Sunday, 20 December 2015

Miss Universe 2015 Gaffe

Steve Harvey Crowns The Wrong Miss Universe In Awkward Live TV Gaffe

For two whole minutes on Sunday night, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez celebrated what she believed to be her victory at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant. With tears in her eyes and a gleaming crown on her head, she waved and smiled at the crowd, her national flag gripped in her hand.

But Gutierrez’s celebration was suddenly, and awkwardly, interrupted by pageant host Steve Harvey. Harvey, it turned out, had announced the wrong contestant. Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach had, in fact, won the crown.

“Uh, I have to apologize,” a visibly-unsettled Harvey told the still-cheering crowd. “The first runner-up is Colombia. Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines.”

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Was Miss Universe gaffe a publicity stunt?
Conspiracy theories abound after Steve Harvey claims the teleprompter told him Miss Colombia, as she tearfully says 'everything happens for a reason'

Steve Harvey's embarrassing failure to name the correct winner of Sunday's Miss Universe pageant was just a little too perfect for some viewers, who are now crying foul and claiming the whole thing was a well-orchestrated publicity stunt.

On her part, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez seemed to be gracious in her defeat, saying with admirable equanimity during a brief backstage interview that 'everything happens for a reason.'

Dabbing her eyes with a napkin, the first Miss Universe runner-up said in broken English she was happy with all she had accomplished and thanked her supporters for voting for her.

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All the frocks and shocks from the Miss Universe 2015 final

Steve Harvey holds up the card showing the winners after he incorrectly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez at the winner at the Miss Universe pageant. Picture: AP/John LocherSource:AP

IN one of the most unexpected endings to a Miss Universe final, Miss Colombia was mistakenly crowned as the winner. The host had accidentally read out the wrong name.

His mistake meant one of the world’s most watched beauty pageants ended in shock and tears as Miss Colombia was demoted to being the first runner-up, and Miss Philippines was declared the official winner.

For around 90 seconds, Miss Columbia Ariadna Gutierrez was crowned the winner and had been given her flowers. She was basking in her moment of glory on stage.
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Tiaras, tears and the shortest ever stint as Miss Universe
Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez, reacts after being crowned the new Miss Universe after host Steve Harvey mistakenly named her the winner instead of first runner-up. Photo / Getty

Blinking back tears of joy through thick mascara, it was Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo's crowning glory of her career in beauty pageantry. Standing on stage in Las Vegas, shimmering in her silver sequined gown, Miss Colombia was declared the Miss Universe winner to rapturous applause.

As the disco lights flashed and celebratory pop music pounded, Miss Gutierrez beamed for the cameras and cradled her bouquet.But she would soon be in tears again - for a different reason.

Her moment of glory lasted just two minutes - as the host admitted that the wrong winner had been named and Miss Gutierrez was unceremoniously stripped of her tiara.

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Australia’s Next Top Model winner Amanda Ware. ‘I know how the Miss Universe contestants felt’
Shock horror as Sarah Murdoch was told of the mistake that had been made. Source:YouTube

AUSTRALIAN Top Model winner Amanda Ware initially laughed when Miss Colombia was incorrectly crowned Miss Universe. And then she remembered just how devastating it would be for everyone involved.

If anyone knows how it felt on stage at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant, it’s the 2010 Australia’s Next Top Model winner.

During the live finale on the sixth season of the popular reality TV show, a then 17-year-old Ware was beaten by fellow contestant Kelsey Martinovich for the winning title — or so she thought.

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Forget the Miss Universe fail: In 1984 Miss New Zealand host embarrassed himself by getting winner wrong
Barbara McDowell's shock at being crowned Miss New Zealand after host Peter Sinclair made a mistake and named her as a runner-up. Photos / Screengrab

As the world cringed at last night's very public mix-up at Miss Universe, when Miss Colombia was briefly and mistakenly crowned the beauty pageant winner, one New Zealand woman was likely reminded of her own shock victory 30 years ago.

The Miss New Zealand 1984 pageant also finished on a gaffe-filled climax, when host Peter Sinclair read the names on the card the wrong way around.

In video clips from the time, Miss Auckland, Barbara McDowell, can be seen looking dazed as her runner up sash is swiftly swapped for the winner's sash and crown during the live final.

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Miss Germany Blasts Miss Philippines: Miss Colombia ‘Deserved To Win’ Miss Universe
The claws are out! Miss Germany, Sarah-Lorraine Riek, ripped Miss Philippines a new one when she said Miss Colombia ‘deserved to win’ Miss Universe during this year’s competition. In fact, she said Miss Colombia was robbed as the real winner on Dec. 20. Watch the video here!

So. Much. Shade. Miss Germany, Sarah-Lorraine Riek, isn’t happy with the results of this year’s Miss Universe competition. After host Steve Harvey accidentally announced that Miss Colombia had won the pageant on Dec. 20, only to correct himself after the crown had been awarded (Miss Philippines was the true winner), Miss Germany vented her frustrations.

“I really couldn’t believe it, I was so upset. For me ([Miss Colombia] was robbed) as the real winner … I was very happy for Miss Colombia because she really deserved it. I’m really not happy with the result and so are the other girls, I’m sorry to say it,” Miss Germany told Missosology about the outcome.

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Miss Germany SLAMS Miss Philippines and says 'none of us voted for her' after wrong name fiasco
Miss Germany, Sarah-Lorraine Riek

The controversy surrounding the winner of the Miss Universe pageant just stepped up a gear as another contestant has come forward to insist Miss Colombia should have won.

Host Steve Harvey managed to mess up the announcement of the winner leading Runner-Up Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez-Arévalo to be crowned winner in front of millions of viewers by mistake.

After realising his massive blunder, Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach was then revealed as the correct winner during the ceremony in Las Vegas, with Ariandna being forced to hand over her crown.

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Host Steve Harvey’s grovelling apology to Miss Philippines after blunder

THE controversial end to this year’s Miss Universe final sent shockwaves through the pageant contestants — now one beauty queen has vented her fury.

Hours after the pageant, Miss Germany Sarah-Lorraine Riek revealed why the girls rushed to support Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, so quickly after she was stripped of the crown once Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, was announced as the real winner.

In a video posted to the Facebook page for beauty pageant blog Missosology, Ms Riek said: “Because none of us voted for Miss Philippines, I am so sorry to say that.”

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Steve Harvey Update: Everything You Need to Know About the Host's Miss Universe Pageant Mistake

Steve Harvey hosted the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant on Sunday and accidentally announced the wrong winner, on live TV!

When it came time to announce the winner at the end of the show, Steve mistakenly read Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez-Arévalo's name instead of Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

So what happened when Steve realized his mistake?

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