Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tears and fury as Ms Columbia forced to take off Ms Universe crown after announcer announces wrong winner

Colombia contestant Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo was already wearing the crown when Harvey realised his mistake.
He meant to announce Arevalo as the runner-up and Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines as the winner.

Arevalo appeared stunned as last year's Miss Universe removed the crown – worth a staggering £20,000 – and placed it on Wurtzbach's head instead.

Harvey took to Twitter to apologise for the embarrassing mix-up.
He wrote: "I'd like to apologise wholeheartedly to Miss Colombia & Miss Philippines for my huge mistake. I feel terrible."
He added: "I don't want to take away from this amazing night and pageant. As well as the wonderful contestants. They were all amazing."
the Colombian contestant smiling, thinking she had won...sad
The long-running pageant was involved in another controversy before Sunday night's bizarre blunder.
Donald Trump, the pageant's former owner, sold the organisation that owns Miss Universe in September.
Spanish-language broadcaster Univision refused to air the contest after Mr Trump made controversial comments about Mexican immigrants.
Shortly after last night's confusion, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos tweeted a message to Arevalo.
He wrote: "For us, you will continue being Miss Universe! We are very proud!"
And the Philippines' presidential spokesman said Wurtzbach "serves as a tremendous source of pride for our people".
this is the original winner, she was shocked to discover she had won

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