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Harvey apologizes for mistake leading to runner-up being named Miss Universe

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Miss Universe contestant from the Philippines is this year's winner, but for one brief moment, it appeared as if it might be a repeat win for Colombia.

Colombia contestant Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo was already wearing the crown as this year's Miss Universe winner when host Steve Harvey returned to apologize.

Harvey says it was his mistake and that he would take responsibility for not reading the card correctly that named contestant Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach this year's winner and Colombia the first runner-up.

A mystified Wurtzbach appeared stunned as she walked to the front of the stage alongside the crown-wearing Arevalo, before last year's Miss Universe from Colombia removed the crown and placed it on Wurtzbach's head instead.

Harvey tweeted an apology after the show:

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