Miss Universe Contenders Respond to Crowning Mistake

Host Steve Harvey accidentally announced Miss Colombia as the winner when Miss Philippines had won.
2:00 | 12/22/15

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She's beauty, she's grace, she's miss -- Philippines? There is normally only one crowned winner. In the miss universe 2015 pageant there were two. What happened? Here's ABC's David Wright. Miss universe 2015 -- is Colombia! In the history of beauty pageants this was the shortest reign ever. Two minutes in the tiara before a sheepish Steve Harvey slunk back onstage. I have to apologize. The first runner-up is Colombia. Reporter: Before essentially telling her to hand over the crown. Miss universe 2015 is Philippines. Reporter: One of the most awkward moments ever on live TV. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. It was on the card. Reporter: Steve Harvey didn't help matters by sending out an apology tweet that misspelled the names of both countries. All of which led to a Justin Bieber sorry meme on instagram. And this. ? Say sorry now ? Reporter: The mistake so bad that the 2015 miss universe pageant is now fodder for conspiracy theories. With some insisting it must be a hoax. A request for comment unanswered. Everything happens for a reason so I'm happy. It's a very -- nontraditional crowning moment. Reporter: Today Donald Trump, former owner of the miss universe pageant, suggested they share the crown. As if he'd ever accept sharing the tiara in the beauty pageant he's competing in. Bottom line, there is only one miss universe. And, for the record, it's not miss Colombia. For "Nightline," I'm David Wright in New York. Not just beautiful, but diplomatic.

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