Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach Is Miss Universe 2015 After Cruel Mix Up

Posted: Dec 21 2015, 12:43am CST | by , Updated: Dec 21 2015, 1:34am CST, in News | Latest Celebrity News

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is Miss Universe 2015 After Cruel Mix Up
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The Miss Universe 2015 pageant had a scandalous ending, when the host crowned the wrong Miss.

The Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez announced host Steve Harvey. The celebration of Ariadna Gutiérrez was short lived, because Harvey made a big mistake. Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez was only the first runner-up.

Miss Scandal Crown Removal

The Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. This was likely one of the most awkward moments in pageant history. See the photo gallery to behold the awkward removal of the crown from Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez.

First you see photos of Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach called up as 1st Runner-Up. Then Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez gets crowned followed by the awkward moment fo the crown removal. Then Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach receives the crown. Now the correct Miss Universe 2015 is crowned.

The Miss Universe pageant released the crowning moment on Youtube.

Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach said in a response after the scandal crowing that this was a very unusual crowning - "a very 2015 crowning."

A emotionally shaken Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez responded after the scandal crowning with "Everything happens for a reason." Watch here first reaction after mistakenly getting crown as Miss Universe 2015 below.

Steve Harvey took full responsibility for the mix up during the end of the broadcast on Fox. He just made a plain mistake. The host showed the card that clearly states the 2nd and 1st runner up and on a separate page the Miss Universe. He just blanked out that right side of the card. This things happen. The result is that #MissUniverse2015 is trending on Twitter on top.

The Miss Universe organizers should be thankful to Mr. Harvey for messing up. The pageant would have not gotten that much social media attention, without his error. The memes of Harvey's mistake are going rampant on right now and will likely go on for all of Monday.

This scandal takes some attention away from the Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, but she will be regaining that attention when things calm down.

26-year-old Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is a German-Filipina multi-talent. She is an actress, model, host, TV personality, chef, beauty writer, stylist and makeup artist. Now she is also a Miss Universe.

Bonus: The real full awkwardness can be seen in leaked video captures from the live show. See below Harvey interrupting the celebration of Miss Columbia to correct the situation and apologize.

The Miss Universe pageant was a joint venture between NBC and Donald Trump until September 2015. That month Republican Presidential candidate Donalg Trump bought out NBC's 50% stake. He then sold the whole organization on to WME | IMG.

IMG owns several global entertainment and fashion events, including more than 20 fashion weeks per year in cities including New York, Berlin, and Sydney; original lifestyle productions including this year’s “Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row” taking place at Madison Square Garden; and global lifestyle festivals including Taste Festivals and Lollapalooza.

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