Dahil sa teleprompter, nagkamali ng tinawag na pangalan si 2019 Miss Universe host Steve Harvey sa “Best National Costume,” at nadamay na naman ang Pilipinas.
Pinakita sa screen ang larawan ng P1-milyong eagle-inspired national costume ni Gazini Ganados, at dineklara siya bilang panalo sa nasabing kategorya.
“This is it right here,” hayag ni Harvey sa katabi niyang kalahok, si Shweta Sekhon, na ibang-iba ang costume at sinabing: “It’s not Philippines, it’s Malaysia.”
Agad namang nagpaliwanag si Harvey sa publiko.
“Let me explain something to you. I just read that in the teleprompter. Ya’ll got to quit doing this to me. I can read,” saad ng nainis na host.
“Now, they are trying to fix it now. See? This is what they did to me back in 2015 – played me short like that. That’s crazy,” hayag pa niya.
Sa unang part ng pageant, nagbiro si Steve tungkol sa pagkakamali niya sa 2015 Miss Universe, kung saan sinabi niyang nanalo si Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, na dapat ay si Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach.
Maraming manonood ang nagtaka, maging si Kapamilya host Bianca Gonzalez sa pagkakamali ni Harvey, at tinanong kung “prank” o “miscommunication” ang nangyari sa “Best National Costume” awarding.
Wait sorry am still confused. So why did Steve Harvey announce that Philippines won Best National Costume, and it was Gazini in the photo on screen, but it was Malaysia who was physically beside him? Miscomm ba? Prank ba? #MissUniverse2019
— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) December 9, 2019
“Wait sorry am still confused. So why did Steve Harvey announce that Philippines won Best National Costume, and it was Gazini in the photo on screen, but it was Malaysia who was physically beside him? Miscomm ba? Prank ba?,” usisa ni Bianca sa Twitter.
What was that thing about Gazini on the screen but Ms. Malaysia beside Steve Harvey for the national costume? Poor move. You do not cross your biggest fanbase, @MissUniverse especially after their candidate just failed to advance. Stupid.
— Mac Turija (@macturijatweets) December 9, 2019
Pero yes, that JOKE was not necessary @IAmSteveHarvey especially that Gazini did not make it to Top 10. #MissUniverse2019 should have had a back up plan/script. Seriously!? Right after not announcing PI in the Top 10, you’d throw a joke in our face?
— DEE, RPh ✨ (@dddeedane) December 9, 2019
It's not Steve Harvey's fault that she announced Miss Philippines as winner of the Best In National Costume – the prompter showed Gazini Ganados in her natcos.#MissUniverse2019 #MissUniversePhilippines#StevenHarveysFifthYear#GaziniGanado5#PhoenixWalk
— WeinerHenryDCaparros (@weinsworld) December 9, 2019