VIDEO-Steve Harvey, A Monster, Crowns Wrong Miss Universe

This evening, Miss Colombia was crowned Miss Universe, at the Miss Universe pageant. This was a mistake: it was Miss Philippines who should have been crowned (and was, eventually), but host Steve Harvey read the cue card wrong.

Here is a video of the incident.

Harvey was quick to take responsibility. “I want to apologize emphatically to Miss Philippians and Miss Columbia,” he tweeted. “This was a terribly honest human mistake and I am so regretful.”

However, neither “Philippians” nor “Columbia” are countries. The tweet was promptly deleted.

For such a ludicrous mistake to be made in as regimented a spectacle as the Miss Universe contest is essentially unheard of—especially at its climax—whether this was staged is probably an open question. Regardless, Colombia looks pretty devastated.

Update – 10:55 pm

Here’s a closer look at the cue card itself.

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