After weeks of battling as to who to host the prestigious beauty pageant Miss Universe, Organizers insist on Steve Harvey as he has been signed to handle the event for five (5) years.
This decision, according to the president of Philippines is an “insult to his intelligence” and has therefore withdrawn from the contest.
As the next event would be hosted in the Philippines, Duterte did not mention if the venue should be taken out of the Philippines.
“Now the organizers are telling me they have a 5-year contract with Harvey and they could not replace him. Okay I have no problem with that. We are no more interested in taking part ” – The president said angrily.
During Miss Universe 2015 coronation night, Harvey erroneously announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner of the pageant.
He then returned to the stage sporting a nervously grim face, admitted his mistake and announced Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach as Miss Universe 2015 in what was deemed as one of the most awkward moments of the year.
Fans of Miss Colombia bashed him for apparently humiliating their representative, while Wurtzbach’s followers said his mistake cost the Queen her grand moment.