Miss Universe Judge Speaks Out After Crowning Mistake

Perez Hilton discusses the moment host Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.
5:28 | 12/22/15

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But we'll begin with that embarrassing end to miss universe. People still trying to figure out what went wrong when Steve Harvey crowned the runner-up. We'll talk to one of the pageant judges, Perez Hilton will talk to Lara, first T.J. Holmes with the latest. Reporter: We got to give Steve a break. Live television surrounded by all these beautiful women and, well, that may describe a typical day at "Gma" for you, George, some are saying, the moment might have gotten to him. Now we got all these theories out there, a lawsuit pending, people can't accept it. It's maybe is as simple as he made a mistake. Miss universe 2015 is Colombia. Reporter: How could he make such a mistake? I have toapologize. The first runner-up is Colombia. Miss universe 2015 is Philippines. Reporter: This morning some on social media are suggesting there may be more to the story. The sentiment echoed by thousands of others on Twitter. I generally don't buy conspiracy theories but this is the most attention the miss universe pageant has gotten since, well, ever. Harvey made no excuses and repeatedly and emphatically said it was his fault alone. I made a mistake. I didn't read first runner-up on the card. Niecy Nash who posted this with fellow judge Perez Hilton. People are going crazy in here. Oh, my gosh. Reporter: Speculation is that the teleprompter could have led to the gaffe but miss Australia says seesaw with her own eyes the teleprompter got it right. All the girls saw Philippines, you may now take your first walk as miss universe. Reporter: While both contestants handled themselves with dignity and poise, the country of Colombia is fighting mad. The hashtag that translates the crown must be respected is trending and a colombiian law firm says two of its attorneys are filing suit saying the crown is an acquired right that cannot be taken away from us. Even miss Colombia's fellow countrywoman Sofia Vergara is getting in on the act with a caption that translates, the queen anyway. Some are floating the suggestion that maybe they should share the crown, Lara, no word on that just yet. All right, T.J., well, joining us now exclusively is Perez Hilton, one of the judges. I have to ask what were you and the other judges thinking when you heard the name miss Colombia called? My first thought was, wow, this is rigged because I knew how I voted and I knew how all the other judges voted. All of us voted for Philippines to win so we were in shock and then when we found out that there was a mistake, I was like, this is brilliant. They did this on purpose for publicity. I mean that's how my mind works. Well, you're not alone in that. But let me ask you, you were there, what do you think went wrong on that stage? Well, you know, since the pageant there have been reports that Steve missed part of rehearsals, that he was out gambling and drinking and having a good time. He made a mistake but he also could have been tired and hung over. You know, he just didn't do his job well. Period. I mean, but we've heard there's a tele3r0789er that you could see the names in the teleprompter. From your vantage point because I've been a judge and I've been the host of miss America and I know it's live TV. It is happening, it's very fluid. But did you see anything that could have gone wrong that made this happen? Well, there is a prompter, but the moment where he crowns the winner isn't on the prompter because that moment, they don't want the other girls to know, so it was just on his card and he read it incorrectly. Right. Well, as I said, though, I mean just to say for Steve that is a live television event that is happening, it's very, very fluid. Did you get a chance, Perez, to talk to Steve afterwards? No, he disappeared as soon as everything went down and it was crazy for us in the theater after the broadcast ended because people were booing and screaming and Emmitt smith came up to me saying somebody was shot outside the theater. We didn't have all the information yet on exactly what had happened on the strip, so it was pandemonium inside. Yeah, I would imagine so. I'm sure the fans were very confused as were the contestants. What do you think of the idea of joint crown, sharing it? You know, I actually think that miss Philippines whom we all voted for deserves to win, won, but losing is the best thing that ever happened to Colombia, so in one sense she truly is the winner, although, as a judge and I'm looking at everything that happened, I see her posting on instagram that she's the true winner, there's a reason, many reasons she didn't win, congratulations to Philippines. Wow, Perez Hilton, there you go. I guess in some ways everyone is a winner. Speaks his mind. He sure does. Keeping it real on Tuesday morning. Perez, we thank you.

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