BOGOTÁ, Colombia (The Adobo Chronicles, Miami Bureau) – It was a moment dreaded by all who watched this year’s Miss Universe Pageant held in Las Vegas.
Two years ago, on the same stage, pageant host Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner — Miss Colombia instead of Miss Philippines.
Well today, that tense moment was relived all over again, and for the Colombians, they had one fervent wish. They were hoping Harvey announced the wrong winner. Again.
The last two women standing were Miss South Africa and Miss Colombia. Then, when Harvey announced the Miss Universe winner, he confidentently said, “Miss South Africa.”
Then there was silence in all of Colombia.
The Colombians were waiting for Harvey to come back on stage while Miss South Africa was being crowned to say that he made a mistake, and that it was actually Miss Colombia who was the winner.
But the Colombians waited and waited and waited.
This time, Harvey got it right. South Africa was indeed the winner.
Maybe, next year?