On Sunday’s 70th Miss Universe pageant, longtime host Steve Harvey made yet one more mistake amid the night time’s most anxious second.
“Congratulations, Portugal,” Harvey stated to the two remaining finalists — from Paraguay and India — after revealing Miss South Africa as the second runner-up. That’s when the host realized he’d made a mistake.
“They wrote Portugal on the damn sign, trying to play me — they’re trying to get me again. But I’m not going for it this year,” Harvey stated. “Congratulations, Paraguay. They had Portugal on the damn sign. I looked dead at it. Y’all saw it. Don’t try to blame this on me this year.”
Now, we don’t know if Harvey was referring to 2015 mishap when he launched the first runner-up Miss Colombia as the winner, as an alternative of Miss Philippines. Or, the 2019 mishap when he referenced Miss Philippines in a clip as an alternative of Miss Malaysia.
Regardless of this, the occasion went on, and Harvey named Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu as Miss Universe 2021.
Sandhu, 21, defeated 79 different contenders, together with Miss Paraguay Nadia Ferreira and Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane, who completed second and third respectively.
It was a historic night time for India, as they gained the Miss Universe title for the first time in 21 years. It was much more important attributable to the proven fact that it was the first time a delegate from the United Arab Emirates had ever competed, in addition to the first time Miss Universe Morocco had attended the contest in additional than 4 many years.