(NEWSER) – In what must rank as one of the biggest beauty pageant blunders of all time, Miss Colombia was named Miss Universe in Las Vegas on Sunday night and was still basking in the glory when host Steve Harvey returned to the stage to admit he had screwed up.

"OK, folks, um, I have to apologize," he said, explaining that he had misread the card and that Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo was actually the runner-up and the real winner was Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the Guardian reports. In front of a global TV audience of millions, last year's winner, Paulina Vega, took the crown away from her fellow Colombian and placed it on Wurtzbach's head, reports the AP.

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