Miss Universe Crowns the Inappropriate Contestant in the Legendary of Fails:
Now, we’re united in the most sincere gratitude that we’re not Steve Harvey.
At the 2015 Miss Universe pageant, host Steve Harvey declared that Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez was the victor, beating out first runner up Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
“Okay, people… Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines.”
The subsequent two minutes must be among the most difficult in TV history, as both contestants fight to maintain their beauty pageant grins on their faces while the crowd roars in shock and indignation, and the crown is taken off Gutierrez’s head and put on Wurtzbach. It really seemed like there was going to be a riot for a second.
“Let me simply take control of this,” a hapless Harvey said. “This is just what is on the card. I am going to take accountability for this. It absolutely was my error.”
Harvey and the Miss Universe pageant later released the following apologies:
I'd like to apologize wholeheartedly to Miss Colombia & Miss Philippines for my huge mistake. I feel terrible.
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) December 21, 2015
The web has been enjoying itself immensely with memes and jokes about Steve Harvey since this occurred. Our host Anna Lore has a rundown of the top ones, plus a reminder of you perhaps do not need to feel sorry for him.