Pia Wurtzbach was hailed as Miss Universe 2015 during the coronation night held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, United States Sunday evening (Monday morning, Manila time.).
Wurtzbach bested 79 other candidates to get the crown.
Before the announcement, host Steve Harvey made a mistake and announced that Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez is new Miss Universe, and Wurtzbach was first runner-up.
Wurtzbach already thought she lost the crown to Colombia, which would have won back to back, until the host came forward to apologize.
The show’s organizers even flashed the result card from Ernst and Young to the audience.
Wurtzbach was in shock while already comfortably standing beside third placer Olivia Jordan, taking minutes to get to the front, where a shocked Gutierrez stood.
Even Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega went back onstage to correct the results, but the telecast ended before she could do so.
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