In 5 years, Steve Harvey will now not host Miss Universe. However he actually had some wild moments on the pageant stage throughout his reign.
The Miss Universe Group entered right into a five-year take care of Harvey and Fox after Donald Trump offered the corporate to IMG in 2015 following controversial remarks he made throughout his first presidential marketing campaign.
Harvey made headlines for a lot of of her moments on the Miss Universe stage, together with one severe mistake that received the world speaking. However after his contract expired this 12 months, the Miss Universe group determined to go in a brand new route with Ansi Jakapong Jakrayuttippa, the primary girl to carry a Miss Universe pageant.
Amy Emmerich, govt director of the Miss Universe Group, informed Selection that she wished to “be sure that we went by means of a feminine lens on this subsequent spherical.”
“It was a uncommon alternative to restart in a very new place,” she added.
Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo and “The Actual” star Jeanine Mai Jenkins will host this 12 months’s present, which airs Saturday. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Grey and Entry Hollywood correspondent Zuri Corridor will present backstage commentary.
Earlier than the brand new Miss Universe hosts take the stage, let’s have a look again at a few of Steve Harvey’s most memorable moments.
Within the first 12 months of Miss Universe, Harvey introduced the incorrect winner.
In 2015, Harvey introduced that Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez had received the title of Miss Universe.
The glowing crown was positioned on her head and the well-known Miss Universe sash was draped over her shoulders. However when Gutierrez waved to her followers, Harvey stated there had been a mistake — the true winner was Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurzbach.
Harvey held up the cardboard for the group to see and stated he took accountability for the error.
The “Household Feud” host later apologized for the error on Twitter, and even Harry Types got here to his protection. Harvey later informed Kevin Hart in a 2021 interview that it was “the worst week of my life.”
A 2018 contestant later joked with Harvey about his mistake on the pageant stage.
In the course of the High 20 interviews, Harvey requested Miss Costa Rica, Natalie Carvajal, if she had any recommendation for him, as she was additionally working as a TV host on the time, Insider beforehand reported.
She motioned for him to return nearer, and as Harvey leaned in the direction of Carvajal, she stated, “In the event that they ever provide you with a very, actually, actually vital envelope, attempt to learn fastidiously, okay?”
The viewers erupted in laughter as Carvajal clearly poked enjoyable at Harvey’s mistake within the 2015 contest.
In the course of the 2019 Miss Universe pageant, Harvey joked in regards to the cartel.
Harvey went viral once more on Twitter when he made a cartel joke whereas talking to Miss Colombia Gabriela Tafura Nader.
The pageant queen referred to Harvey’s 2015 blunder after he revealed she had made the highest 20, joking: “Are you certain? Ought to I am going again?”
After Harvey confirmed her the cardboard as proof, Nader informed the host that Columbia had forgiven his mistake.
“The cartel has not forgiven me,” he replied.
The joke did not sit properly with many viewers, together with Colombian actor Andres Simon, who stated Harvey’s joke was “ignorant” and “completely disrespectful”.
Within the 2019 competitors, Harvey appeared to confuse two contestants once more.
As reported by The Wrap, Harvey introduced that Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados received the Miss Universe 2019 costume pageant.
Ganados had really received the pageant, however for some motive Miss Malaysia Shweta Sekhon was standing subsequent to Harvey on stage.
“It is not the Philippines. It is Malaysia,” Sekhon stated after Harvey named Miss Philippines the winner, in accordance with The Wrap.
“Effectively, let me clarify one thing to you. I simply learn it on the teleprompter,” Harvey stated. “You all have to cease doing this to me.”
“That is what they did to me in 2015. It performed me brief,” he stated.
Miss Universe later came upon that Harvey was proper to call Ganados the winner of a to tweethowever the interplay was a painful reminder of his 2015 failure.
And within the 2021 contest, Harvey confused the 2 contestants once more.
In the course of the pageant, Harvey introduced that Miss Paraguay, Nadia Ferreira and Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu have been the finalists.
Harvey congratulated the couple, however he by chance referred to Ferreira as Miss Portugal — a video of the interplay shared on Yahoo! The information confirmed.
Ferreira laughed unpleasantly at Harvey’s misplaced congratulations.
Harvey co-hosted the 2021 pageant together with his daughter, Lori Harvey, who he says solely received the job due to him.
In the course of the seventieth annual Miss Universe pageant, Lori Harvey joined her father on the Miss Universe stage.
As an alternative of getting an excellent relationship, the couple had some rigidity on stage. Harvey even implied that his daughter was solely there for him.
“My God, she owes it,” he stated after chatting with Laurie through the present.
Harvey additionally made headlines when he requested Miss India to meow on stage through the 2021 pageant.
Many within the viewers have been confused when Harvey requested Miss India Harnaza Sandhu, who was later topped Miss Universe, to do her finest animal impersonation on stage.
“Oh my God, Steve, I did not anticipate to do that on the world stage,” Sandhu informed him. However the pageant queen took all of it in stride and stated she loves cats and can do her finest to pose for them.
Many viewers took to Twitter to slam Harvey’s query, asking why Sandhu wasn’t given an opportunity to speak extra about herself when different contestants might discuss their careers or philanthropy.
However Sandhu defended Harvey when she spoke in regards to the second with Insider.
“We had a lot enjoyable and that was my essential purpose – to make everybody chortle,” she stated. “And when you might have a fantastic individual like Steve round, you simply cannot cease being your self. And I used to be simply having enjoyable and having fun with myself.”