Philippine bet Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach bested 80 ladies as she was crowned the new Miss Universe 2015.
After a ‘horrible mistake’ by the pageant’s host Steve Harvey when he announced Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner, he went back in the middle of the stage to take it back and announced that Gutierrez is the first runner-up and Wurtzbach is Miss Universe 2015. He then showed the elimination card that proves Miss Philippines is the true winner.
Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega stood awkwardly between Pia and Ariadna and only after a few minutes was she able to get the crown off Gutierrez’s head and put it on Wurtzbach’s head.
Wurtzbach becomes only the third Filipina to win the crown after Gloria Diaz and Margarita Moran.
Second runner-up was Miss USA, Olivia Jordan.