Steve Harvey Posts Inspirational Message Following Miss Universe Blunder
By Raphael Chestang
Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez might still be reveling in her short-lived reign as Miss Universe, but how will Steve Harvey recover from his highly publicized mix-up?
On Tuesday, the veteran comedian, a devout Christian, showed us that he's turning to a higher power to help him through the media firestorm that began when he accidentally crowned the wrong contestant at the Miss Universe pageant.
The rightful winner of the Miss Universe pageant, Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, took a similar approach on Tuesday. She Instagrammed a page out of her daily devotional and wrote, "Thank you, Lord. Everything makes sense now. In God's perfect timing."
Harvey, who was spotted back home in Atlanta today, has since called the incident "an honest mistake" that stemmed from misreading the results card, which contained the names of the first and second runners-up as well as the winner. This has led many to wonder how such a gaffe could have happened.
Multiple sources tell ET that Harvey didn't attend Friday's rehearsal and wasn't present for the entire rehearsal on Saturday, but a source close to the pageant tells us Harvey was at every rehearsal he was required to be at. The source added that Harvey was a complete professional throughout the entire process.
"I just kept reading the card and it said, 'First runner-up,' and I went, 'Oh my goodness,'" Harvey recalled at a press conference following the show. "The dishonorable thing would've been to leave it like it was," he added. "It didn't deserve to happen that way."