Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach was the winner of Miss Universe 2015, but her crowning ceremony turned out to be extremely awkward, thanks to one and only Steve Harvey.
The beauty pageant host accidentally announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner and even went on to crown her as Miss Universe. As Gutierrez stood on stage wearing her crown and sash, holding on to a bouquet of flowers and proudly waving to the crowd, she was taken by surprise when Harvey suddenly cut into her celebration and said, “There’s…I have to apologize.”
What came next is probably the worst nightmare for Gutierrez, as Harvey said he made a mistake and announced the wrong winner — as it turns out, the real Miss Universe 2015 was Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach.
Wurtzbach then walked up to Miss Colombia and, after a few moments of confusion, received the crown and sash from her counterpart.
Harvey looked shaken and apologetic during the most uncomfortable live TV moment since Kanye West decided to start interrupting award shows.
To make things worse, Harvey took to Twitter to apologize for his mistakes, but spelled both the Philippines and Colombia incorrectly.
Steve Harvey misspelling both countries in his tweet whole apologizing for crowning the wrong Miss Universe? pic.twitter.com/77k84u7QNa— Charles Thorp (@charlesthorp) December 21, 2015
Although the tweet was deleted just moments after, it still drew a lot of attention.
Here’s how the Internet is reacting to the entire train-wreck of an incident:
@IAmSteveHarvey delete your account— John W. (@Plankfan) December 21, 2015
@IAmSteveHarvey ITS COLOMBIA NOT COLUMBIA BITCH— ️️️️ (@Skylerguyy) December 21, 2015
If you ever think you had a bad day just remember Miss Columbia thought she was Miss Universe for 4 minutes and Steve was like SIIIIKEEE— Layton Hart (@laytonrosehart) December 21, 2015
How can someone make the mistake of giving the title Miss Universe to the wrong girl & then take the crown off her & give it to someone else— Lauren Garabedian (@laurgarabedian) December 21, 2015
Check out the epic video above.