'Learn to read cards, Harvey'

Jan 20, 2016, 09:47 IST | Agencies

... said Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez on host Steve Harvey's talk show after the Miss Universe mix-up

Washington DC: Who does not remember the whole Miss Universe confusion last year?

A file picture of the Miss Universe pageant from last year
A file picture of the Miss Universe pageant from last year

During a two-day special on his talk show, Steve Harvey came face-to-face with Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and runner-up Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez to clear the air with both contestants and clarify what really happened on the night of the pageant.

When sitting down with the 22-year-old Miss Colombia the 58-year-old comedian asked for her honest feedback on his hosting skills. "You have to learn how to read cards, because it was on the card!" Gutiérrez said, adding, "You wanted me to win."

In Part I of the special, Harvey denied that his gaffe was a publicity stunt and revealed that his family received death threats after he mistakenly announced Miss Colombia instead of Miss Philippines as the winner of the crown.

The comedian expressed his remorse for his mistake, and said it greatly affected him. "I’ve had many sleepless nights," he said. "My deeper concern was for the two women."

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