Pageant host Steve Harvey crowns wrong Miss Universe Winner

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A roller coaster of emotions for viewers of the Miss Universe pageant Sunday night

It came down to two contestants, Miss Colombia and Miss Philippines.

Pageant host Steve Harvey accidentally announced Colombia as the winner.

Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo was given the sash, the bouquet and the crown. The only problem: she was the runner up.

The flub forced Steve Harvey back to the stage to apologize and take responsibility for not reading the card correctly that named contestant Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines this year’s winner and Colombia the first runner-up.

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