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Steve Harvey Makes Monumental Goof; Names Wrong Miss Universe (watch!)

Steve Harvey, the normally smooth and seasoned talk show host, got caught up in the excitement of the Miss Universe contest last night, and announced the wrong winner! D’oh! Amid profuse apologies, he revealed that he simply read the wrong name on the card. For about three minutes, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez was Miss Universe thanks to Harvey’s goof. The real winner was Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach....

Miss USA Olivia Culpo, Poise Tops Stumble in Miss Universe Win

Olivia Culpo became the first American in nearly 15 years to win the Miss Universe pageant, despite stumbling during the evening gown competition. Fortunately she made a poised recovery and went on to top contestants from 88 countries this year. The 20-year-old college student won the Miss USA crown in June. Culpo, who represented the state of Rhode Island, is a lover of classic Audrey Hepburn films and plays the cello. Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon, was first runner-up, while Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, finished third. Miss Maryland Nana Meriwether becomes the new Miss USA. In the final round, Culpo was asked whether she had she had ever done something she regretted....