LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Host Steve Harvey (L) listens as Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo, answers a question during the interview portion of the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gutierrez went on to be named the first runner-up. (Photo : Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
After two weeks of silence, Steve Harvey finally speaks up about his Miss Universe blunder and reveals that Miss Colombia has not responded to him after making an effort to reach out.
In an article by US Magazine, the comedian host finally addressed the Miss Universe gaffe that happened last year. To recall, Harvey was picked to host the 2015 Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. Unfortunately for him, what was expected to be a night of celebration was surrounded by controversies when he mistakenly announced Miss Colombia as the winner when in fact it's supposed to be Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
In his Steve Harvey Morning Show, the comedian revealed what really happened on stage and even backstage when he got confused about announcing Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner.
Another report from MSN revealed that the comedian got confused about what was written on the card and what was indicated in the teleprompter. So when he announced Colombia as the winner and he walked to the side, people started to react and say that he made a mistake.
"The difference being: On the card, it said first runner-up. Now, what happened, how it got like that, how it was done, how it was worked on, that's neither here nor there. I said the name that was on the card. When I walked off, everything was cool ... and then, after that, all hell broke loose," Harvey said.
Realizing that he made a terrible mistake, the host returned back on stage and apologized to everyone. He then revealed that the rightful winner is Miss Philippines and owned up to his mistake.
Right after the pageant, Harvey reached out to Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach who was gracious enough to accept his apology. The host said that he did try to reach out to Miss Colombia but he was not able to get any response back.
"When I did it, it was horrible for Miss Colombia. And she's the only one I haven't had a chance to talk to," he said. "But I haven't been able to reach out and talk to Miss Colombia. Now, have I tried? Yes. But haven't gotten a response."
Gutierrez might not be ready to make peace since she said in an interview how much it affected her and how her dreams were "destroyed."
"In four minutes they destroy your dreams. They throw it in a bag, and they throw it in the trash," the beauty queen said.