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Reactions to the Miss Universe mistake

Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vegas (center) hugged winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez (left) stood by during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vegas (center) hugged winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez (left) stood by during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Miss Universe pageant’s host made a major faux pas Sunday night when it mistakenly crowned Miss Colombia, only to realize that Miss Philippines was the actual winner.

When pageant host Steve Harvey walked back on stage to apologize and corrected himself, it gave the Internet a moment so awkward that memes and posts were the only way to respond.

Following Harvey’s announcement, 2014 Miss Universe Paulina Vega removed the crown from the head of Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo, and placed it on the head of Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

Read some of the reactions below:

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