Miss Universe 2015 ended in a shocking twist when host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced that Miss Colombia won. However, a Snapchat going around social media sites show that it was the teleprompter’s mistake after all, but Harvey owned up since he felt it was his responsibility. The mistake as it seemed was that he did not read his cue card and relied on the erroneous script onscreen.
In the Snapchat first reported by USA Today, Harvey was seen explaining to people offstage that “the teleprompter said Miss Universe Colombia.” Miss Alabama had also posted the Snapchat story saying that “Someone in production is fired.” See the Snapchat here.
Miss Colombia was already crowned and was doing her “crowning walk and wave” when Harvey walked back onstage. “Okay folks. I have to apologize,” he said.
There was silence. “Miss Colombia was the first runner-up,” he said. He then held up the card and showed the camera the official results. “Listen, folks. Let me just take control of this. This is exactly what’s on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake,” he said.
“Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines,” he declared, ending the suspense.
Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, looked shocked. She obviously did not know what to do next. She walked toward the front of the stage and waited for Miss Colombia to hand over the crown. Miss Universe 2014, who also happened to be from Colombia, approached the two ladies, took the crown and placed it on Wurtzbach.
Harvey had since apologized on Twitter. After the pageant, Miss Universe 2015 judge Niecy Nash tweeted that Steve Harvey personally apologized backstage to Miss Philippines after the mix-up.