Things Got Awkward When Steve Harvey Announced The Wrong Miss Universe Winner
Have you ever had your dream come true, only to be told two minutes later that it was all a mistake and sorry not sorry, you weren’t actually a winner? Have you ever had all of that happen to you on live television while you were wearing an expensive, beaded evening gown and wearing a $30,000 tiara?
Unless you’re Ariadna Gutierrez, better known as Miss Colombia 2015, the answer is probably no.
Last night, as the 2015 Miss Universe pageant was ending, Steve Harvey, a noted misogynist and host of the evening, did the one thing you’re not supposed to do at any award show: announce the wrong winner.
After two minutes of thinking she was officially the most beautiful woman in the Universe, Steve Harvey sauntered back up onstage and said the words Ariadna Gutierrez didn’t see coming, “Folks, I have to apologize. The first runner up is Colombia. Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines.”
While this was good news for Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach AKA Miss Philippines, it was soul crushing news for Gutierrez. Literally life went from looking like this:
To looking like this:
While Gutierrez’s life went from 100 to 0 real quick, Steve Harvey pulled a Justin Bieber and started apologizing his ass off. “I will take responsibility for this, it was my mistake. I can show you right here, the first runner-up is Colombia. It’s my mistake, still a great night. Please don’t hold it against the ladies.”
Of course, as Steve Harvey was about to find out, absolutely nobody who heard about the ‘Greatest Gaffe Miss Universe Has Ever Known’ was holding it against the ladies. They were all holding it against the guy who misread his clearly labeled cue card which couldn’t even manage to spell the word ‘elimination’ correctly.
Watch every cringeworthy second of the 2015 Miss Universe crowning and let this be a lesson to all of you out there: always make sure you read a set of directions thoroughly before embarrassing one of the most beautiful women alive on live television, and low-key ruining her life.