By Inday Chikadora | 03:05 PM December 09, 2019
The Miss Universe Organization said Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados was the real winner of the Miss Universe 2019 National Costume competition.
“@IAmSteveHarvey had it right: Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados is the winner of the #MissUniverse2019 National Costume competition! Congratulations, Gazini.” the Miss Universe Organization tweeted.
“As part of the broadcast, we also featured Miss Universe Malaysia Shweta Sekhon’s national costume. No mistakes regarding the national costume winner were made by him, the prompter or production,” organization told People.
Steve Harvey had another mix up
Harvey introduced 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,” contestant Shweta Sekhon said firmly.
Again?! Steve Harvey mixes up two contestant again thanks to teleprompter flub.
“Okay, well, let me explain something to you. I just read that in the teleprompter. Y’all got to quit doing this to me,” Harvey replied, addressing the show’s producers. “I can read, they said now, they’re trying to fix it now. See, this what they did to me back in 2015. Played me short like that. This is Malaysia. I really love this national costume of Malaysia. This is crazy.”
As it turns out, Harvey did announce the correct winner after all.
Four years after accidentally crowning the wrong winner of Miss Universe, host Steve Harvey appeared to have had another mishap at the 2019 Miss Universe competition.
Gazini was in the Top 20.
During the national costume, she showcased her national costume designed by Cary Santiago.
The silver costume included a Philippine eagle-inspired headpiece with two birds on the sleeves.