Steve Harvey crowned the wrong Miss Universe and the internet can’t stop laughing.
Steve Harvey had a worse day than all of us yesterday when he announced the wrong winner during the Miss Universe pageant. In what will easily beat out all the competition for most awkward video of the year, Harvey is shown announcing Miss Colombia as the winner of the pageant. She’s crowned and goes through the whole wave, walk around the stage, and blow kisses rigamarole before Harvey finally appears — a full three minutes later — to be like, “Oh wait, I meant Miss Philippines.”
The comedian apologized profusely for his mistake, reminding the audience that it was his fault for misreading his card and asking them to please not take it out on the contestants. He later took to Twitter to apologize again…and spelled the names of both countries incorrectly: Columbia and Phillipians.
Harvey quickly deleted the tweet and posted a new one with the countries spelled correctly, but the mistake only added insult to injury, and his Twitter roasting had already begun.
— Steve Henry (@istevehenry) December 21, 2015
Before I go to bed I’m gonna read y’all a Universe from the Book of Phillipians Chapter 12:20, the Steve Harvey Testament. 🙏🏿
— Coach Kam (@CKPremierBall) December 21, 2015
Steve Harvey should host the Oscars, maybe Leonardo DiCaprio will win one.
— yung gahlyc (@rhishmannon) December 21, 2015
WE ASKED ONE HUNDRED AMERICANS WHAT’S THE WORST THING YOU COULD POSSIBLY DO AT A BEAUTY PAGEANT
— Langston Taylor (@LangstonITaylor) December 21, 2015
Steve Harvey announcing the winner at Westminster Dog Show pic.twitter.com/E6qE1NMVCL
— chris johnson (@yochrisjohnson) December 21, 2015
Harvey’s screw up was definitely a late entry into the Most Awkward Moments of the year competition — and let’s face it: he’s the winner of that contest — but he tried his hardest to make up for it, and that’s what counts. At the end of the day, the correct person went home with the crown, and even though it royally sucks for Miss Colombia, the worst thing she got out of the deal was a few seconds in the spotlight and a bruised ego.
As for Harvey, well, let’s just say we’ll all be questioning every Harvey-hosted episode of “Family Feud” we see from now on. Maybe they should hire someone else to read the winners’ names. I hear Miss Colombia has some free time.