Miss Universe Contenders Miss Philippines and Miss Colombia Respond to Crowning Mistake

Host Steve Harvey accidentally announced the wrong Miss Universe Sunday night.

In a short video posted to the official Miss Universe Twitter account, Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach said, "It's a very non-traditional crowning moment. It's very 2015."

Wurtzbach was eventually crowned Sunday night after Harvey returned to the stage and admitted the mistake. The crown was removed from Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo and given to Miss Philippines.

Harvey also took to Twitter to apologize.

Miss Colombia was named first runner-up. She also posted a video to the Miss Universe Twitter handle, taking it all in stride.

"Everything happens for a reason," she said. "I'm happy for all [that] I did."

Right after the error, the pageant itself also addressed the flub.


— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 21, 2015