MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Leave it to the Filipinos to correct a major error, like Steve Harvey’s announcement of the wrong winner in last month’s Miss Universe beauty pageant in Las Vegas.
Miss Colombia wore the crown for several minutes before Harvey came back on stage to admit he mistakenly announced the South American beauty as the new Miss Universe. But after everything was corrected, the television coverage of the live event had already ended.
So to give back Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach that lost moment at the pageant, the Philippines recreated the traditional Miss Universe Walk.
SEATTLE, Washington (The Adobo Chronicles) – There is a missing beauty crown and a sash, and television host Steve Harvey is being questioned by authorities for it.
It has nothing to do with Miss Universe. Rather, it is about Miss Washington USA. Stormy Keffeler who had earlier won the crown resigned after a previous DUI arrest surfaced. However, the first runner-up could not be crowned because Keffeler said both the crown and the sash mysteriously disappeared.
Harvey, many will recall mistakenly crowned Miss Colombia in last December’s Miss Universe pageant only to correct himself and say that Miss Philippines had actually won the contest.
Authorities said Harvey is not a suspect in the disapperance of the Miss Washington USA crown and sash. “We’re just trying to pursue all possible leads to find the missing items,” they said.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – Despite the blunder committed by host Steve Harvey in crowning the wrong Miss Universe, the comedian and game show host will be coming back next year in Belize and several more years after that.
WME/IMG, the new owners of the Miss Universe Organization, said that they have no choice — Harvey signed a multi-year contract to host the annual international beauty pageant.
A source close to production tells Entertainment Tonight (ET) that the 58-year-old Family Feud host signed a multi-year contract to host Miss Universe just days before the pageant aired Sunday, and that his paycheck is “more than they’ve ever paid before for a host.”
The source says the deal is for at least three years, possibly even as many as six or seven.
But not to worry, WME/IMG has taken steps to prevent a repeat of this year’s pageant fiasco.
In future editions of contest, the new Miss Universe will not be crowned for at least four minutes following the final announcement by Harvey. During that time, the top three finalists will be shown the cue card which contains the names/countries of the 2nd runner-up, 1st runner-up and Miss Universe. Once all three have confirmed the results, they will all give a thumbs up. Only then will the crown be placed on the head of the new Miss Universe.