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Miss Universe 2019 winner is South Africa; Steve Harvey makes mistake

The 2019 Miss Universe pageant took place on Sunday, airing on Fox, and host Steve Harvey was back with the jokes and some eccentric fashion.

Shortly after singer Ally Brooke, 26, opened the show accompanied by the 90 Miss Universe finalists, Harvey launched into a monologue complete with some self-deprecating humor. Harvey had an assist from Vanessa Lachey and Olivia Culpo (Miss Universe 2012), plus an enthusiastic audience with plenty of patriotic fans hoping to see their country’s contender take home the crown. The night also featured yet another mistake from Harvey thanks to a teleprompter issue, and culminated with South Africa winning it all. 

Here are the biggest moments you missed from the 2019 Miss Universe pageant:

Miss South Africa was crowned Miss Universe 

South Africa, Mexico and Puerto Rico were the finalists and the three women faced off for the crown as the evening came to a close. 

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi was named the winner. Second place went to Miss Puerto Rico Madison Anderson. 

Right before the winner was announced, the show added a segment to let each contestant share her closing statement. 

Steve Harvey and Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi speak onstage at the 2019 Miss Universe Pageant at Tyler Perry Studios on Dec. 8, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Steve Harvey had another mix up

Harvey introduced the winner of the national costume contest. After showing a photo of Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados in costume and declaring her the winner, Harvey then said, “This is it right here,” and introduced the contestant beside him, who was very clearly in a different outfit than the one that was just shown on screen. 

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