Miss Universe is Breaking Barriers With Its First Openly Gay Contestant
For the first time in the pageant’s history, an out lesbian woman will take the stage. *Glamour* spoke to Miss Myanmar about facing discrimination in her home country and representing the LGBTQ community on the world stage. It’s taken 67 years, but when 90 beauty pageant hopefuls strut their stuff across the stage for the Miss Universe competition this Sunday, December 8th, they will be joined by the pageant’s first openly gay contestant—and it’s about time.The pageant world isn’t especially known for its inclusivity. Contestants have historically been overwhelmingly thin, white and model tall. But times are changing.
For more on the Miss Universe pageant go to missuniverse .com. Watch Steve Harvey announce the wrong winner during the Miss Universe costume contest Miss Universe Pageant Says Steve Harvey Did Not Mix Up National Costume Winner in Shocking , Confusing Twist .
Miss Universe 2019: Steve Harvey mixes up two contestants again thanks to teleprompter flub. USA TODAY Entertainment. Variety. Miss Universe Pageant Says Steve Harvey Did Not Mix Up National Costume Winner in Shocking , Confusing Twist .
The Miss Universe organization tweeted out a correction Sunday night, claiming that Steve Harvey, and their teleprompter, was in fact correct when he declared Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados the winner of this year's National Costume category.
.had it right: Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados is the winner of the National Costume competition! Congratulations, Gazini. ????
Miss Universe 2019: The Winner Is...
Ninety women from across the far corners of the known universe assembled on Sunday for the crowning of a new intergalactic queen. All hail. Held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Ga., the 68th annual Miss Universe competition was once again hosted by mustache icon Steve Harvey, with Olivia Culpo (Paradise City) and Vanessa Lachey (BH90210) serving as backstage correspondents throughout the night. The initial 90 contestants were narrowed down to 20 semifinalists during a closed-door competition prior to Sunday’s three-hour live TV event.— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse)
Miss Universe Organization confirmed to Insider that Miss Philippines won the national costume Steve Harvey interviews Miss Malaysia Shweta Sekhon at the 2019 Miss Universe Pageant at Patrick Prather/ Miss Universe . Harvey , clearly confused , said he had merely read what was on the
Steve Harvey Miss Universe Costume Mess Up Announces Wrong Winner . Steve Harvey had flashbacks of 2015 all over again -- announcing the wrong winner of Miss Universe 's The woman then grabbed the mic from Steve , and corrected him, saying she was actually representing Malaysia.
The tweet did not, however, explain why Miss Malaysia Shweta Sekhon, dressed in her full regalia, was on stage with Harvey to accept the honor. Nor did they explain a previous, since-deleted tweet congratulating Sekhon for winning.
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On Sunday's broadcast of the Miss Universe pageant, host Steve Harvey announced the wrong National Costume winner after a teleprompter mishap. The mix-up, this time around, wasn't nearly as dramatic as when he.
The 62-year-old comic, who was hosting for the fifth year in a row, inadvertently announced the wrong contestant as the winner of the National Costume category, and was corrected by the real winner.
Miss Universe 2019: Steve Harvey mixes up two contestants again thanks to teleprompter flub
After showing a photo of Miss Philippines and declaring her the national costume winner, he introduced Miss Malaysia, who was in a different outfit.In a strange mix up, host Harvey introduced the winner of the national costume contest, and after showing a photo of Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados in costume and declaring her the winner, Harvey said, "This is it right here." He then introduced the contestant beside him, who was very clearly in a different outfit than the one that was just shown on screen.
Steve Harvey Announces Wrong Miss Universe Winner for National Costume Contest. RELATED: Miss Universe 2015 Runner- Up Reunites with Steve Harvey , Says Infamous Mix - Up Changed Her Life. The moment went viral, and after the mix - up , Harvey and Gutierrez eventually became friends.
Steve Harvey announces the wrong winner during Miss Universe 2019 costume contest. Almost two hours into the show, Harvey announced Miss Philippines the winner of the national costume Back in 2015 Harvey announced that Miss Colombia won the pageant , but then revealed he misread
"Earlier this week, all the contestants competed in a National Costume contest," Harvey explained. "Here's a look at the winner, Miss Philippines."
However, the real winner was, in reality, Miss Malaysia Shweta Sekhon, who took to the stage in a truly jaw-dropping ornate gown that represented the culture and traditions of her country.
Sekhon asked Harvey for the mic and quickly made sure to correct the mistake, explaining, "It's not Philippines, it's Malaysia."
Harvey was quick to explain that this mishap was not, in fact, his fault, but stemmed to a teleprompter mistake.
"Well, let me explain something, I just read that in the teleprompter," Harvey said, before turning to the producers in the control booth. "Y'all gotta quit doin' this to me. I can read! They are trying to fix it now, but this is what they did to me back in 2015."
"This is Malaysia," Harvey added, having learned from the mistake. "I really love this national costume of Malaysia."
Twitter Reacts After Steve Harvey Makes Cartel Joke to Miss Colombia at 2019 Miss Universe Pageant
Many viewers were not having it with Harvey's quip about the Colombian drug cartel.The comic jokingly addressed his infamous flub when he announced Miss Colombia Gabriela Tafur had made it to the Top 20, poking fun at himself by re-reading and even spelling out Colombia before she took the stage.
Steve Harvey suffered another Miss Universe flub Sunday night, but it wasn’t completely his fault. Four years after he caused jaws to drop with a bizarre Miss Universe blunder, Harvey accidentally declared the wrong winner of the National Costume category in the 2019 pageant .
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Harvey later joked, after she explained the significance behind her gorgeous costume, that he was "scared to say your name," presumably fearing yet another mixup.
This wasn't Harvey's only controversial moment of the night. The comic also got slammed on Twitter while talking with Miss Colombia Gabriela Tafur, where he joked about the infamous 2015 snafu, and she said that he was "forgiven."
"You've forgiven me [but] the cartel has not," Harvey quipped. "They're not handling it the same way."
While it may have been an off-the-cuff joke from Harvey, the commentwho took to Twitter to slam the comic for his remark, which many felt was offensive and inappropriate.
Steve Harvey uses cartel joke with Miss Colombia.— JM???? (@ItsJM__)
Miss Universe 2019: joke on the cartels, mistake of country ... Steve Harvey still multiplies the blundersFour years after having angry Miss Colombia in the 2015 Miss Universe election, Steve Harvey put it back last night. The American presenter chained dumplings against the candidates of the famous contest.
In France,board. In the United States, . The 62-year-old American humorist is became famous in 2015 during the election of Miss Universe . Faced with the two finalists, in place of Miss Philippines. competition against the one who was presenting the contest for the first time. Since then, Steve Harvey was paying attention.
In 2016, he had made no mistakeSteve Harvey jokes about the Colombian cartels . A feat he had managed to repeat in the next two editions. But last night, for Miss Universe 2019, Steve Harvey fell back into his through. contest, did not have to deal with the bad jokes of the host. Miss Colombia , she can not say as much. At the time of announcing the pretty brunette in the top 20 of the contest, Steve Harvey has created a big discomfort.
Traumatized by his blunder at Miss Universe 2015, the comedian wanted to laugh at the new candidate Colombia. "Are you sure you read it? Should I go back behind? ", Thus launched the sublime Gabriela Tafur , 4th of the competition. In the face of Steve Harvey's distress, the beauty queen chained that he was forgiven for his blunder of 2015. Really very strong, the presenter managed with his answer to get angry with a whole country by making a joke about drug traffickers : "You, you forgave me..
The joke did not make anyone laugh except Steve Harvey himself. Treated "worst presenter of all time" on Twitter, he confirmed his title at the time of the presentation of national costumes. "Look at the winner: Philippines! Except that the winner in question did not take long before took the microphone from her hands to add an important clarification: "It's not Philippines, it's Malaysia ..." Steve Harvey in vain to justify himself by explaining that he had only "read the teleprompter," the evil was done.
Steve Harvey uses cartel joke with Miss Colombia.- JM ???? (@ItsJM__)
Worst host ever- Simon Andres (@AndresSimon_) , absolutely disrespectful the joke of the "Cartels". We are a great country full of good people and we do not want that image anymore. Surprising how ignorant a host can be, a book in a while. Joke has out of place!
And it happened again? Why do we always involve our country? ????- J E F F R E Y ???? (@ jepoydizon95)
Miss America Is Now a Scientist! Camille Schrier of Virginia Wins Crown After On-Stage Experiment .
Miss Virginia Camille Schrier Crowned Miss AmericaMiss Virginia Camille Schrier earned the title of Miss America 2020 on Thursday night, beating out 50 other contestants for the prestigious crown after performing the show’s first-ever science demonstration in the talent portion.