HOLLYWOOD, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles, Hollywood Bureau). It happened to Pia Wurtzbach, and it happened again to Rabiya Mateo — the wrong Miss Universe being crowed due to the misreading of the cue card.
What Steve Harvey did, Olivia Culpo and Mario Lopez did, too, depriving Miss Philippines the first moments of glory.
But Culpo and Lopez misread the cue card early on during coronation right. They misread the Top 10 due card which practically ended Mateo’s Miss Universe journey.
But all’s well that ends well.
This morning, The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Mateo in her hotel suite, wearing the Miss Universe crown and sash. She was gracious and magnanimous.
As the old OPM song goes, “Ikaw ang Miss Universe ng buhay ko…”