Well this is embarrassing. The Miss Universe 2015 pageant has ended in shattered dreams and a dash of confusion after the host named the wrong contestant as the winner.

Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo from Colombia was crowned as the winner and stood on stage to cheers and applause from the audience when host Steve Harvey returned to announce the slip up.

“OK, folks, um, I have to apologise. The first runner-up is Colombia…Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines.”

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Harvey apologised emphatically: “I will take responsibility for this, it was my mistake. It’s on the card … horrible mistake, but I can show it to you right here.

And continued: “It is my mistake, but it’s still a great night…Please don’t hold it against the ladies, please don’t. I feel so badly but it’s still a great night.”