Steve Harvey made another error during the 2021 Miss Universe event, incorrectly naming Miss Paraguay as Miss Portugal. Some viewers were unimpressed, noting that it was virtually a repeat of what occurred six years ago. However, Harvey was quick to point out that he wasn’t at fault. “
After mistakenly calling Paraguay’s Nadia Ferreira Miss Portugal, like his previous blunder at Miss Universe 2015, host Steve Harvey extended his list of hosting gaffes.
However, it appears that the slip will follow Harvey around for a long time to come, as everyone is reminded of it every time the Miss Universe competition comes around.
This time around, it was not at the crowning session.
What exactly was Steve Harvey’s confusion with Portugal?
After announcing South Africa’s Lalela Mswane as second runner-up, 64-year-old Steve Harvey proceeded to congratulate Harnaaz Sandhu and Nadia Tamara Ferreira of Miss India and Miss Paraguay for making it to the top two.
And then he made the blunder.
“Congratulations Portugal… y’all said Portugal. They wrote Portugal on the sign trying to play me again. They’re trying to get me again, but I’m not going for it this year. They had Portugal on the sign. I looked dead at it, y’all saw it. Don’t try to blame this on me this year.”
Everyone including the contestant finalists looked surprised for a minute.
What happened at Miss Universe 2015?
In 2015, Steve Harvey made a mistake by accidentally crowning Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutiérrez, as the winner of Miss Universe instead of Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach.
The mix-up was not discovered until after Gutiérrez’s first walk as Miss Universe 2015, and then Wurtzbach was asked to retake her crown.
However, Steve Harvey apologized profusely, displaying the prompt cards to demonstrate that it was entirely his fault. He said that a late-minute modification was to blame for the mistake.
Gutiérrez later revealed that she felt humiliated not because of Harvey’s actual blunder, but because she was concerned about others laughing and taunting her. She explained that she had forgiven the host since “everybody is capable of making mistakes.”
The Miss Universe pageant was first televised in 1952 and is now watched by more than 190 countries.
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