Watch: Kris Aquino Defends Steve Harvey on Wrong Announcement of Miss Universe 2015 Winner (Video)
Kris Aquino defended Steve Harvey when he made a mistake in announcing the wrong Miss Universe 2015 winner this Sunday, December 10, 2015 (Monday morning, Manila). As the world always knows, the host mistakenly declared Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner of Miss Universe 2015, but it was actually Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach who won.
Moments after Steve Harvey made the wrong announcement, he immediately corrected himself, announcing that Miss Philippines is the real winner, and Miss Colombia is only the first runner-up. The ‘Family Feud’ host showed the card on the camera as a proof and humbly apologized to the crowd and to the candidates. He also apologized via his official Twitter account.
“We were watching. You know, that really happens. Ide-defend ko si Steve Harvey kasi ilang times na kami nag-PGT (Pilipinas Got Talent) tapos ilang times, normally kasi di ba ang sasabihin sa ‘yo, ia-announce mo ‘yung winner. Tapos siguro siya hindi na-briefing ng maayos,” Kris Aquino told reporters in an interview this Monday.
“True naman, nasa iyo na ‘yung korona, kinuha pa. Pero doon sa sagot naman, magpakatotoo tayo. Tayo ‘yung maganda yung sagot, I don’t know why, pero normally ang nananalo talaga is the one who looks different from everybody else. Lahat sila big hair, [si Pia] class. And finally ‘di ba, Pinoy designers na ang ginamit,” The controversial presidential sister added.
“At least nga ito, forever na sa history ng Miss Universe. Tumatak na tayo. Sad lang talaga yung moment kasi may mga nag ‘Booo’ Pero that’s life. Di ba when you join a competition, there will be winners, there will be losers. Praise God, tayo ang winner.” Kris continued, being happy with Pia Wurtzbach winning the Miss Universe 2015 crown after 42 years.
Aquino also joked that Donald Trump might be happy because the latter has already sold the Miss Universe Organization to WME/IMG last September for an undisclosed amount. So far, Wurtzbach, 26, is only the third Miss Philippines Universe in history, following the footsteps of Margarita Moran who won in 1973, and Gloria Diaz who won back in 1969.