Miss Colombia, Miss Philippines, misinformed…
Presenter Steve Harvey made the embarrassing mistake of announcing the wrong name as the winner of the 2015 Miss Universe pageant.
Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo, was stripped of her crown — and of two wins in a row for her country — in place of Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, or Miss Philippines.
It’s the first title for the island nation in over forty years.
Former beauty queen Paula Correa comes from the same Colombian region as Arevalo.
“We were happy because Ariadna marvellously represented all of us from Sucre and from Colombia. It all of a sudden went from a moment full of joy and excitement to a moment full of humiliation and sadness for us,” she said.
It was the first contest since US presidential candidate Donald Trump — who until September, 2015, was a co-owner of the pageant — caused an outcry with disparaging remarks about Mexicans.