Steve apologized to those whom he disappointed over the Miss Universe 2015 result announcement mix up.
Miss Universe 2015 host Steve Harvey swiftly took responsibility over mistakenly naming Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the Miss Universe 2015 winner when it should have been Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
Moments after Ariadna was given the crown, the sash and that “Miss Universe moment,” Steve went back onstage and clarified his mistake.
“Okay folks I have to apologize. The first runner-up is Colombia. Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines,” he said during the live coronation night held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
He continued by showing the official elimination card for the camera and the audience to see.
“Listen folks let me just take control of this. This is exactly what’s on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. It was on the card. Horrible mistake but the right thing I can show it to you right here. The first runner-up is Colombia. It is my mistake. Still a great night. Please don’t hold it against the ladies. Please don’t. We feel so badly but it’s still a great night,” he said.
Steve also took to his Twitter account to apologize to the fans of the show and both ladies. However, he unfortunately misspelled the countries that the ladies were representing which made him delete his post.
He eventually posted a new set of tweets and emphasized that it was an “honest mistake” on his part.
Amid the public’s fury over the mistake, several local personalities accepted his apology and asked the other to move on from the issue.