ATLANTA — Steve Harvey can’t catch a break when it comes to Miss Universe.
“Earlier this week, all the contestants competed in the national costume contest. Here’s a look at the winner, Philippines,” began Harvey, standing in front of an image of Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados.
“This is it right here,” he continued, gesturing toward Miss Malaysia Shweta Sekhon, who had joined him onstage.
She quickly corrected him. “It’s not Philippines; it’s Malaysia,” she said.
″I just read that in the teleprompter," he told Sekhon before turning to the producers. “Y’all gonna quit doing this to me.”
Harvey added: “See, this is what they did to me back in 2015, played me short like that.”
He was referring to his infamous flub from four years ago, when he incorrectly announced that Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez had won the pageant instead of Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, People magazine reported.
But this time, Harvey appeared to be at least somewhat vindicated. Early Monday, the pageant tweeted that he had named the correct winner of this year's costume contest.
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