Looks like Miss Columbia wasn’t the only one left mortified by Steve Harvey’s awkward Miss Universe flub! Immediately following the ‘pandemonium’ on stage, judge Niecy Nash took to Instagram to share her horrified reaction, calling the epic TV fail ‘absolutely crazy!’ See it here!
If you thought watching the 2015 Miss Universe finale on live TV was awkward, just wait until you see the judge’s behind-the-scenes videos! Immediately following Steve Harvey‘s epic TV flub in which he mistakingly named Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, as the pageant winner, judge Niecy Nash took to Instagram to give viewers a taste of the judges’ horrified reactions, and let’s just say, it wasn’t pretty! Watch the video below!
“This is so crazy, right now!” says a completely shocked Niecy in a behind-the-scenes video taken just minutes after Miss Columbia had her crown taken away from her. The actress, who was joined by fellow judges Perez Hilton, Emmitt Smith and Olivia Culpo, looked just about as mortified as the women on stage as she documented the outraged responses of both the judges table and the booing crowd behind her. “It’s pandemonium in here,” she says. “The wrong name got called. This is crazy! People are going crazy in here!” Even Perez seemed floored by the mistake, shouting, “Oh my God,” over Niecy’s shoulder.
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And crazy it was! In one of the most awkward moments in television history, Steve mistakenly named Miss Colombia as the winner, when it was really Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, 26, who had won the crown. After hearing her named announced, Miss Columbia immediately started crying, believing that she was indeed the rightful winner. Sadly, her happiness was short-lived, as nearly two minutes after her name was called, Steve returned to Miss Columbia’s side to reveal his awful mistake.
“Okay, folks. I have to apologize. The first runner-up is Colombia,” he announced as a devastated Miss Colombia stood next to him. The camera then panned to Miss Philippines, who realized she was actually the winner after all. Talk about a rollercoaster of emotions!
“Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines,” Steve declared on stage as the crowd started freaking out. Steve then went on to explain the situation, saying he would take full responsibility for the announcement mistake, but at that point, the damage had been done. The situation only grew worse from there too, as Miss Columbia then had to have her crown stripped from her head, only to watch it be placed on Miss Philippines’.
After such an emotional and shocking night, we would understand if Miss Colombia was fuming over Steve’s epic fail, and yet, she appeared to handle the situation with extraordinary grace. “Everything happens for a reason, so I’m happy,” she said as she wipes tears from her eyes in a video posted by the Miss Universe organization. “Thank you for voting for me.”
Wow, we still can’t get over this horrible mistake! HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Steve Harvey’s epic Miss Universe fail? Are you surprised by Miss Columbia’s reaction after the fact? Sound off below!