Steve Harvey, the host of this year’s Miss Universe pageant, had one job and was so close to a flawless finish, until he crowned the wrong winner.

The Family Feud host first announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as Miss Universe 2015. He noticed his mistake and corrected it, but only after Gutierrez was already crowned. The correct winner was Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

“Folks, I have to apologize,” Harvey said to the crowd as he walked down the stage. “The first runner up is Colombia.”

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“Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines,” he announced.

The crowd inside the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino theater responded with a mix of boos and cheers, while the women on stage stood in complete shock.

 (L-R) Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez, has her crown removed by Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega, and given to the winner of Miss Universe 2015, Miss Phillipines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(L-R) Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez, has her crown removed by Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega, and given to the winner of Miss Universe 2015, Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

“Listen, folks, let me just take control of this,” the host tried to explain. “This is exactly what’s on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. It was on the card. Horrible mistake, but the right thing.”

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The host then tweeted an apology, which only seemed to add fuel to the social media firestorm when he misspelled both “Colombia” and “Philippines.” The tweet has since been deleted, but not before over 30,000 retweets.

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At the very moment of Harvey’s mistake, the internet exploded. Complete chaos ensued in the form of videos, memes, vines, and tweets, with many more still to come.

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