Updated December 20, 11:15pm ET with screengrab of Steve Harvey’s deleted tweet.
Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach, is this year’s Miss Universe winner. But thanks to a blunder by Steve Harvey, the host of the event, her crowning was also the most awkward ceremony in recent Miss Universe history.
Wurtzbach was one of the final three contestants in the pageant, along with Miss USA Olivia Jordan and Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez. Jordan was in third, and Harvey called out Wurtzbach as second, making Gutierrez the winner.
Gutierrez was already crowned and blowing kisses to the crowd when Harvey suddenly cut through the cheering: “There’s… I have to apologize.” Read more…