Was Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe mix-up a publicity stunt? Conspiracy theories begin

December 21, 2015 10:05 AM

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Was Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe mix-up a publicity stunt? Conspiracy theories begin

Steve Harvey mixing up the winner of the 2015 Miss Universe pageant on Sunday had all the ingredients of an epic viral moment: A beauty pageant. An embarrassing gaffe. The agonizing scene when Harvey admitted he made a mistake. The look on Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez’s face when her crown was taken off her crown and given to the real winner, Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach.

Immediately after Harvey announced Miss Colombia as the winner (she was actually the first runner-up), the video made its way around the world and #MissUniverse2015 was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter. But social media lit up with the Internet’s second-favorite thing: Cries of a conspiracy theor...

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