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Miss Universe winner is...oops

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 00:48

A 26-year-old Philippines contestant is crowned Miss Universe 2015...after the host first mistakenly awards it to Miss Colombia. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION A 26-year-old actress and model from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday (December 20) after host Steve Harvey mistakenly first announced that Miss Colombia had won the 64th edition of the pageant, broadcast live on the Fox television network. The pageant ended with a gaffe, after its first edition since the annual beauty show was thrust into controversy when then co-owner and U.S. presidential candidate, Donald Trump, made disparaging remarks about immigrants. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, a Filipino-German actress and model born in Stuttgart and raised in Cagayan de Oro, was announced as runner-up to Miss Colombia, before Harvey announced to the audience that he had made a mistake. Ariadna Gutierrez Arévalo, 21, of Sincelejo, Colombia, had already been crowned by Miss Universe of 2014, Paulina Vega of Barranquilla, Colombia, who was then forced to remove the crown and give it to Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. Olivia Jordan, 27, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, finished third. "It was my mistake, it was on the card. Horrible mistake," Harvey said in an apology to the contestants from Colombia and the Philippines during the live broadcast. "The first runner-up is Colombia," he continued.

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Miss Universe winner is...oops

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 00:48