Though 7.6 million people watched last year’s Miss Universe pageant, many people were not aware that a new queen was being crowned last night—that is, until host Steve Harvey mistakenly declared Miss Colombia the winner. Nearly three minutes later, the host came back on stage to apologize and declare Miss Philippines the winner.
Social media users quickly posted the gaffe on YouTube; the video below has already amassed more than 1.4 million views:
Snapchat’s live story of the Miss Universe pageant shared a real-time look at backstage and in the audience as producers scrambled to correct the mistake:
It didn’t take long for Twitter users to pile on the snark:
WE ASKED ONE HUNDRED AMERICANS WHAT’S THE WORST THING YOU COULD POSSIBLY DO AT A BEAUTY PAGEANT