The “Steve Harvey bug” has bitten the Miss World pageant—on social media.
On Saturday night, Miss World’s social media accounts incorrectly posted a photo of the 1st and 2nd runners-up of the recently concluded pageant.
At 10 p.m., the pageant’s Facebook page and Twitter account announced that Miss England Stephanie Hill had won as first runner-up, while Miss Mexico’s Andrea Meza was second runner-up.
The posts stirred confusion among netizens as the announcement at Miss World’s coronation said Meza won first runner-up and Hill was second.
Hours later, Miss World’s Facebook page posted an album with a caption with the correct winners.
Some of the netizens who pointed out the mix-up were Filipinos who relied on social media to know the pageant’s outcome, since GMA Channel 7’s Miss World 2017 telecast was slated at 11:00 p.m., or almost four hours after the start of the live broadcast on Saturday.
Other Twitter users also questioned Miss World’s social media announcement of the runners up.
As of 3 p.m. on Sunday in Manila, the organization had not corrected or taken down the erroneous Twitter post, which was still active as of this writing. The wrong Facebook announcement was also still live.
The incident brings to mind the Miss Universe 2015 blooper by comedian-host Steve Harvey, who incorrectly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez as the winner. Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach was the actual winner. /cbb /pdi