People make mistakes; that much is glaringly obvious. Some mistakes, however, are bigger than others. One of the biggest mistakes that we as a viewing audience have ever seen on television was during last year’s Miss Universe Pageant, when host Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner. If you haven’t already seen this cringe-fest, here’s the video:
Poor Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, was named the winner of the pageant for all of around two minutes until Harvey made the correction and gave the crown to its rightful owner, Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines.
You would think that all of Colombia would hold a grudge against Mr. Harvey after a mix-up like that, on live television no less. But this year’s Miss Colombia, Andrea Tovar, walked right up to the host and hugged him during dress rehearsal. She joked around with him a bit, warning him “no more mistakes.”
Here are some photos of the lovely Miss Colombia, who finished the event as the second runner up:
The winner of the Miss Universe Pageant was Iris Mittenaere, a 23-year old dental student from France. We’re glad Steve got the name right this time…
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Read our interview with former Miss USA Olivia Jordan—including her thoughts on the Steve Harvey gaffe—here.