Steve Harvey announces wrong winner again during Miss Universe 2019 pageant

Steve Harvey announces wrong winner again during Miss Universe 2019 pageant

When you're the presenter of a prestigious competition, it's part and parcel of the job to get every little detail right. The most glaringly obvious example being Steve Harvey's 2015 Miss Universe blunder when he accidentally crowned the wrong winner - forcing her to suffer the embarrassment of being decrowned in front of the world. It was enough to make Miss Congeniality quake in her heels.

And now, incredibly, the 62-year-old has done it again. This time, the presenter announced the wrong winner of the costume segment of the Miss Universe 2019 pageant.

To see the unbelievable blunder for yourself, check out the video below: 

The incident took place when Harvey was hosting the contest at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Sunday night. In the National Costume category, he said that Miss Philippines was the winner, while the actual winner, Miss Malaysia, stood beside him.

The mic was then taken from Harvey by Shweta Sekhon, who said: "It's not Philippines, it's Malaysia."

Realizing that he'd done it again, the 62-year-old quickly blamed the teleprompter for the mistake.

Relive Harvey's 2015 Miss Universe blunder in the video below: 

The ultimate winner of this year's competition was Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa.

She said earlier in the competition: "I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me - with my kind of skin and my kind of hair - was never considered to be beautiful. I think it is time that that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine."

Miss Universe 2019. Credit: PA Images

However, unfortunately for the new Miss Universe, her win has been overshadowed by Harvey's blunder.

That being said, I think we can all agree it was not quite as bad as watching Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, crying tears of joy before having a $30,000 blue diamond and topaz crown put on her head - only to have it removed and presented to Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach, minutes later.