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Olivia Culpo supports Steve Harvey after pageant gaffe

Judges Olivia Culpo and Perez Hilton at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant Sunday in Las Vegas.

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Judges Olivia Culpo and Perez Hilton at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas Sunday.

Former Miss Universe and Miss Rhode Island USA Olivia Culpo was one of the witnesses to Steve Harvey’s pageant faux pas on Sunday night. Culpo, who went to Boston University and was 2012’s Miss Universe, tweeted at 10:05 p.m., “ THE WINNER IS COLOMBIA #MissUniverse2015.” At 10:06 p.m., after Harvey announced that the winner was actually Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines, Culpo tweeted, “Poor Steve Harvey!!! But at least he did the right thing and rectified the situation #MissUniverse2015.” Culpo was one of the night’s judges, along with Perez Hilton, Niecy Nash, and Emmitt Smith.

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