Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Miss Universe 2015 to Steve Harvey: Let's Move Forward!

Miss Universe 2015 host, Steve Harvey, recently reunited with Pia Wurtzbach on his talk show to discuss the events following the night of the final when he wrongfully announcement Miss Colombia as the winner before returning to the stage to correct his mistake. The error made headlines around the world and is still talked about. Harvey said he even received death threats in the days after the event.

Some of the hightlights of their chat included:
  •  Harvey claims not to have realized that he had announced the wrong name until the stage manager told him.
  • He was not forced to go back to correct mistake, but did so of his own accord. Harvey said that it was the right thing to do and that he would do it all over again if he was in that situation again.
  • Fighting back tears, Harvey explained that he felt extremely and could not sleep, but was supported by his wife.
  • Harvey said he attended all rehearsals and run-throughs. Wurtzbach confirmed this.
  • Wurtzbach expressed her wish for the world to know how hard she has worked to be Miss Universe.
  • She said she felt honored when she was called as the first runner-up. She said she knew something was wrong when Harvey returned, but had fixed feelings.
  • Wurtzbach said she felt terrible for Miss Colombia and tried to respect her feelings.
  • Wurtzbach said she does not believe the title can be shared, but that Miss Colombia will receive endless opportunities.
  • Miss USA, Olivia Jordan, said she wish that the crown was not taken from Miss Colombia's head in front of the world. She described it as an awkward event and said she was in shock.
  • Wurtzbach reached out to Miss Colombia to wish her a happy birthday and Merry Christmas and, in return, the Latina beauty wished her a happy new year.
  • She continues to say that she hopes that this event would not change Miss Colombia's perception of the Miss Universe Organization, Steve Harvey or herself as it was an honest mistake.
  • Wurtzbach said she did not have an easy childhood and wanted to inspire people.
  • She concluded by saying Harvey should stop beating himself up and that they should move forward. Harvey responded by calling Miss Colombia a class act.

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