The Miss Universe Pageant certainly has gotten a lot of mileage out of the Steve Harvey gaffe, even to the point where the pageant’s winner Pia Wurtzbach got a chance to do an interview on “Good Morning America” Monday. Just to put this in perspective, she is a woman from the Philippines who got a ton of face time on the first non-holiday weekday of the new year. This is a huge spot for the morning show, since it is still playing catch-up in many ways on a lot of the news from the holiday season.
You can watch the full segment below, in which you will see a very gracious Pia explain that she wishes Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez (who was accidentally declared the winner first) the best. She also made it fairly clear that she has no interest in following Donald Trump’s advice and sharing the crown with her:
“I think it would be a little difficult for two girls to share a crown … But I have high hopes that this will give great opportunities for me and Miss Colombia, and the rest of the contestants.”
Our stance on the whole crown-sharing thing is still clear: Why would we want to reward someone just because someone else made a mistake? Gutierrez is getting now the best thing that she possibly could from the situation anyway, and that is a ton of attention.
In another piece Pia defended host Steve Harvey, saying that he did a good job helping the women feel comfortable to bring their personalities out during the pageant. We certainly believe that provided he wants to return, he will be asked back to do this again.
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