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Steve Harvey Accused of Mistaking Miss Universe National Costume Winner’s Name 

The host was later cleared of the controversy 

Philippines Gazini GanadosMiss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados is the winner of the Miss Universe 2019 National Costume competition - OyeYeah

Popular television host Steve Harvey who landed in hot water in 2015 after he wrongly announced the winner of Miss Universe pageant once again cut it close. Earlier this week the 62-year old host was hosting another event of the beauty pageant and was accused of presumably announcing the wrong name of the winner’s costume.

“Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurzbach,” said Harvey as he was about to announce the winner. However, standing next to him was Miss Universe Malaysia Shweta Sekhon who intervened to correct him.

“It’s not Philippines. It’s Malaysia,” she said cutting off Harvey.

“Let me explain something to you. I just read that in the teleprompter. Y’all got to quit doing this to me. I can read,” said Harvey as he tried to clear the air.

“Now, they are trying to fix it now. See? This is what they did to me back in 2015 — played me short like that,” he joked.

However, later on a representative of the National Costume event at Atlanta issued statement clarifying Steve Harvey’s position.

“Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados is the winner of the Miss Universe 2019 National Costume competition,” said the rep of the event held at Atlanta.

“As part of the broadcast, we also featured Miss Universe Malaysia Shweta Sekhon’s national costume. Miss Sekhon wasn’t aware we’d be announcing Philippines first, so she jumped the gun when Mr. Harvey started with that news. Mr. Harvey made a joke of it so as not to embarrass her, but no mistakes regarding the national costume winner were made by him, the prompter or production,” concluded the representative.

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