On Monday, the victory of Philippines’ bet Pia Wurtzbach was overshadowed by controversy as Harvey erroneously declared Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner. He then admitted his mistake and apologized.
“Listen folks, let me just take control of this. This is exactly what’s on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. It was on the card. Horrible mistake… but I can show it to you right here. It was my mistake. Still a great night. Please don’t hold it against the ladies. We feel so badly, but it’s still a great night,” he said onstage.
The Miss Universe Organization has also apologized, saying that human error in a live event is inevitable. AJH