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PHOTO GALLERY: In drama-filled turn, Miss ‎Philippines‬ crowned ‪Miss Universe‬ after live TV mix-up


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Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (C), who was mistakenly named as First Runner-up reacts with other contestants after being named the 2015 Miss Universe during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (AFP)
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Former Miss Universe Paulina Vega, center, takes away the flowers and sash from Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, left, before giving it to Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, right, at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas (AP)
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(L-R) Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez, has her crown removed by Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega, and given to the winner of Miss Universe 2015, Miss Phillipines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (AFP)
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Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is crowned Miss Universe 2015 on stage during the 2015 MISS UNIVERSE show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, California, on December 20, 2015 (AFP)
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Steve Harvey holds up the card showing the winners after he incorrectly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas (AP)
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Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach speaks to reporters after being crowned Miss Universe at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada December 20, 2015 (Reuters)
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Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (C) is surrounded by contestants after being crowned Miss Universe at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada December 20, 2015 (Reuters)
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Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach waves after being crowned Miss Universe at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada December 20, 2015 (Reuters)
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Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach competes in the evening gown competition during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada December 20, 2015. Wurtzbach was later crowned Miss Universe (Reuters)
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Contestants stand onstage during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada December 20, 2015. Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was crowned Miss Universe 2015 (Reuters)
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Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach poses after being named as a finalist during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada December 20, 2015. Wurtzbach was later crowned Miss Universe 2015 (Reuters)
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Finalists, (L-R) Miss USA Olivia Jordan, Miss Australia Monika Radulovic, Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, and Miss France Flora Coquerel, stand during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada December 20, 2015 (Reuters)
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Miss Colombia was wrongly named Miss Universe in dramatic mix-up in front of global television audience of millions on Sunday, before rightful winner Miss Philippines was finally handed glittering crown

The pageant's host, US comedian Steve Harvey, misread his cue card and initially announced Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, had triumphed.

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