Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach was crowned Miss Universe 2015 on Sunday, December 20 (Monday, December 21 in Manila) during the coronation night held at the Planet Hollywood resort in Las Vegas, USA.
For one brief moment, it appeared as if it might be a repeat win for Colombia when host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced that the winner was Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo. Harvey later admitted his mistake and that he would take responsibility for not reading the card correctly. Miss Colombia eventually ended up First runner-up. Second runner-up was Miss USA, Olivia Jordan.
A visibly shocked Wurtzbach walked to the front of the stage when the correction in the announcement was made. Last year’s Miss Universe from Colombia removed the crown from Arevalo and placed it on Wurtzbach’s head instead.
Wurtzbach now follows in the footsteps of Filipina Miss Universe winners Gloria Diaz (1969) and Margarita Moran (1973).