Miss Colombia tells Steve Harvey he needs to learn how to read cards after Miss Universe blunder

Harvey apologised to Miss Colombia while holding back tears

Olivia Blair
Tuesday 19 January 2016 14:45 GMT
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Miss Colombia has her crown removed by Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega, and given to the winner of Miss Universe 2015, Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
Miss Colombia has her crown removed by Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega, and given to the winner of Miss Universe 2015, Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Ariadna Gutierrez, otherwise known as Miss Colombia, has advised Steve Harvey to learn how to read following the ultimate TV blunder of 2015.

Ms Gutierrez was wrongly crowned the winner of the Miss Universe contest by Harvey in December - live on air. The 22-year-old was de-crowned live on television and forced to watch as it was handed to Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (Miss Philippines).

Now, Harvey and Ms Gutierrez have reunited after she appeared as a guest on the veteran entertainer’s daytime Steve Harvey Show.

In a segment dramatically titled “Miss Universe: The Truth”, Ms Gutierrez walked on stage to a standing ovation from the audience before greeting Harvey and sharing an awkward, prolonged embrace.

Both holding back tears, Harvey, 59, apologised for “casting [Ms Gutierrez] into a spotlight or place that I never intended to”.

When asked by Harvey how she felt about the situation, she replied: “Is this for real?” before telling Harvey: “You have to learn how to read cards because it was on the card.”

The card was then shown to the audience as was a picture which perfectly captured one of the most awkward moments in television history.

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The friendly exchange comes in stark contrast to the stance Ms Gutierrez took a couple of weeks ago when she said the incident was “humiliating for me and for all people in Latin America in the auditorium”.

She also criticised Miss Universe organisers for allowing the blunder to be played out the way it did. She proposed they could have sorted the mistake in a press conference the next day instead of on live television while a global audience cringed at home.

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