Miss Universe: Steve Harvey Steals the Show Again!

File this story in the ‘Who Gives a Shit’ folder.

Poor Steve can’t catch a break.

source: USA Today

The 2019 Miss Universe pageant took place on Sunday, airing on Fox, and host Steve Harvey was back with the jokes and some eccentric fashion.

Shortly after singer Ally Brooke, 26, opened the show accompanied by the 90 Miss Universe finalists, Harvey launched into a monologue complete with some self-deprecating humor. Harvey had an assist from Vanessa Lachey and Olivia Culpo (Miss Universe 2012), plus an enthusiastic audience with plenty of patriotic fans hoping to see their country’s contender take home the crown. The night also featured yet another mistake from Harvey thanks to a teleprompter issue, and culminated with South Africa winning it all. 

Harvey highlighted the winner of the national costume contest. After showing a photo of Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados in costume and declaring her the winner, Harvey then said, “This is it right here,” and introduced the contestant beside him, who was very clearly in a different outfit than the one that was just shown on screen. 

“It’s not Philippines, it’s Malaysia.”

Shweta Sekhon
Miss Universe Malaysia 2019

The Miss Universe Organization confirmed in a statement sent to USA TODAY that Harvey was correct and Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados is the winner of the 2019 National Costume competition.

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