MANILA, Philippines — The Miss Universe organization clarified Monday it was Philippine bet Gazini Ganados who won the Best National Costume at the pageant.
“@iAmSteveHarvey had it right: Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados is the winner of the #MissUniverse2019 National Costume competition! Congratulations, Gazini,” Miss Universe wrote in its Twitter account.
“Okay, well, let me explain something to you. I just read that in the teleprompter,” Harvey explained. “Y’all got to quit doing this to me. I can read, they said now, they’re trying to fix it now. See, this what they did to me back in 2015. Played me short like that.”
“This is Malaysia. I really love this national costume of Malaysia. This is crazy,” he added.
In 2015, Harvey received backlash after announcing Colombia’s Ariadna Gutierrez as winner of the Miss Universe title instead of the Philippines’ Pia Wurtzbach.