Steve Harvey, You Are Not Alone! See the Worst Ever Pageant Blunders
Steve Harvey's pageant screw-up was seen around the world after he mistakenly announced the wrong winner of the Miss Universe pageant at the weekend.
But Harvey is hardly alone.
From awkward falls to bumbling answers, INSIDE EDITION is looking back at some of the most memorable "oops!" moments in beauty pageant history.
During 2013's Miss America pageant, Miss Utah was asked: “Women are the primary earners yet they continue to learn less than men. What does this say about society?”
She responded: "I think we can relate this back to education and how we are continuing to try to strive to... figure out how to create jobs right now. That is the biggest problem, and, I think, especially the men are seen as the leaders of this, so we need to create education better so we can solve this problem."
Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, was roundly mocked after stumbling through her answer.
She didn't win but she did take the blunder in stride, saying after the pageant: “I’m just ready to laugh at myself and say, you know what, it happened. I can't believe it happened, but it did.”
In 2007, Miss Teen South Carolina was asked: “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't find the U.S. on a map, why do you think that is?”
She responded: “I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don't have maps. And I believe that our education like such as South Africa and Iraq like everywhere and such as I believe that they should help the U.S. or help South Africa it should help Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future.”
While her answer was funny to many, it did come with consequences: she later revealed that she contemplated suicide after the blunder went viral.
We asked former Miss Universe runner-up Shandi Finnessey what it's like to perform under all that pressure.
"I can't imagine how that would feel," she said. "These girls spend their lifetime working toward being Miss Universe and to get that chance on stage. I cannot imagine that devastation."