even though i think Steve Harvey is a bit of a doofus clown, and not exactly my first pick as the host of the miss universe pageant, an event we used to cover here on the busblog extensively, i dont think the mess up was entirely his fault
after working behind the scenes on a number of projects over the years, the blame has to be placed on the producers.
the lights, the music, the crowd, the beautiful women, the excitement, vegas, can distract anyone.
therefore the words need to be written clearly on the card.
all that should have been on that card was:
THE SECOND RUNNER UP IS MISS USA
AND THE FIRST RUNNER UP IS MISS COLOMBIA
MISS PHILIPPINES, YOU ARE THE NEW MISS UNIVERSE.
i dont care that this is a last minute tabulation, you have a dozen producers getting paid for this show, you need to treat your talent as talent, their job is to read the words you give them.
so give them clear clear clear words.
im sorry this isnt clear
oh wait, yes it is.
steve harvey is to blame.
nobody pay him.