Miss Universe 2016 is happening right now at SM Mall of Asia Arena, 8 AM. Many Filipinos have taken their leaves and absences from work or school just to watch this amazing show.
Last year, Miss Universe 2015 was one of the most memorable beauty pageants. This is because of Steve Harvey’s mistake in announcing the winner. Harvey announced Colombia first, but took it back and said that he made a mistake then announced Philippines.
This simple mistake made the world stop for a second; everyone stood still processing what was happening.
Now that a year has passed, Steve Harvey is once again gracing the stage of Miss Universe. He cleared the air when he introduced himself and talked about the elephant in the room.
He shared: “I know what you’re thinking, ‘Is that the guy from last year? Did they bring back the guy from last year?” Harvey admitted that people might be thinking why he’s the host again, but he said that he’ll move forward. He even joked about having done eye surgery.
He then introduces the reigning Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach to the stage. Wurtzbach came out in a fuchsia pink long rosy gown with her hair beautifully curled.
Pia Wurtzbach’s time was shown in a montage showcasing most of what she did like her HIV advocacies, charity works, volunteer works, and awareness campaigns.
Harvey asked her about her year as a beauty queen. She answered that it was a great year and that she was able to do so much. Wurtzbach hopes that people still support her even after her reign.
Lastly, she joked that she haven’t had the chance to say ‘thank you’ to Steve Harvey for making her “the most popular Miss Universe” because of last Miss Universe’s blunder.
The infamous host was caught off guard and couldn’t reply for a few seconds. Finally, he regained composure and replied back with a joke also saying that he thanks Wurtzbach for making him a “famous host.”
Wurtzbach leaves the stage while everyone awaits the next Miss Universe to be crowned.