Alyssa Campanella, who competed in 2011 as Miss USA, couldn't believe what she was seeing when Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Colombia as this year’s Miss Universe instead of Miss Philippines.
Campanella spoke to INSIDE EDITION about the awkward live TV moment everyone is talking about.
“I don’t think my eyes could have bugged out of my head any bigger,” she said. “My heart breaks completely for Colombia, I can’t even imagine being in her shoes.”
Once Miss Colombia was dethroned straight away and the crown was given to Miss Philippines, Campanella said she was surprised by how professional the two beauty contestants were with each other.
“I was so impressed by their behavior. Unfortunately for Colombia, you have worked so hard to reach that moment ... I think the two of them were just so classy,” she said.