Gloria Diaz wants Miss Universe host slapped with hefty fine
INQUIRER.net / 08:00 PM December 21, 2015
THE host of the Miss Universe 2015 coronation night who announced the wrong winner of the pageant should pay a fine, said the 1969 Miss Universe winner Gloria Diaz on Monday.
“He should pay a fine of 100 thousand dollars to Ms. Columbia and to the Ms. Universe,” Diaz said in an interview with TV Patrol, referring to Steve Harvey.
During the coronation night on Monday morning (Philippine time), Harvey mixed up the result of the pageant as he announced that Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez won the Miss Universe but later apologized as Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was the rightful winner.
Meanwhile, Margie Moran, the 1973 Miss Universe, said she “felt sorry for both candidates.”
But Moran said Wurtzbach was the rightful winner because she exceled in the question and answer portion,
“She answered very well. She’s very confident,” Moran said in an interview with TV Patrol.
As for Diaz, Wurtzbach’s victory was “amazing,” ending a title drought of 42 years for the Philippines which last won the crown in 1973.
“Forty-two years, that’s a long time. It’s amazing,” she said.
Weighing on Wurtzbach’s answers during the question-and-answer portion, she said her first answer was “easy.”
“The first answer for me was easy, playing to the Americans. That’s fine, of course I love America. Take me with you,” Diaz said.
During the question-and-answer portion, Wurtzbach was asked on her stand on the reestablishment of US military bases in the country.
Citing the shared history of the Philippines and the US, Wurtzbach said that the Philippines is “very welcoming” to the Americans.
“I don’t see any problem with that at all,” she said.
During final question and answer portion, all the candidates answered the question: “Why should you be the next Miss Universe?”
Wurtzbach, who was the last to answer, said that she wants to lend her voice to certain causes such as HIV/AIDS awareness and youth issues.
“I want to show the universe that I am confidently beautiful with a heart,” she said.
Diaz said Wurtzbach’s second answer was “really very inspired.
The Philippines last took home the crown in 1973, courtesy of Margie Moran. It was a short wait after the first victory of Gloria Diaz in 1969. NC