Who Are The Real Winners & Losers from Miss Universe 2015?

Who Are The Real Winners & Losers from Miss Universe 2015?

I was off the grid with family and friends last night, but when my timeline blew up with the #MissUniverse hash tag, I had to investigate. I watched a video replay of the “incident,” then read a few hundred comments plus a few articles this morning. The whole Miss Universe debacle appears disastrous at the moment, but I actually think we’re going to see more winners than you may think:

Winners

 

1) Miss Colombia

There’s no doubt she experienced a few minutes of excruciating shock and pain, but I predict the aftermath will be all upside for her. As a runner-up, Ariadna Gutierrez would have been placed in the immediately “forgotten” territory, but not now. She’s endeared herself to the world, we ALL sympathize with her, and she is still considered by many to actually be the winner. Ariadna will have more demand for bookings than any Miss Universe runner-up (and many previous winners) in the history of the organization. Check out her popularity and net worth in 12 months, she’ll be just fine.

 

2) Owners of the Miss Universe organization (WME-IMG)

From a business standpoint, they won BIG. For a live event, Miss Universe has historically had low to mediocre viewership, with even less subsequent media coverage. That all changed in seconds last night, with Miss Universe not only trending as the #1 topic worldwide on social media, but it’s also dominating the news cycle today. Literally, millions of dollars worth of publicity. I predict viewership and sponsor dollars of Miss Universe (and the other properties they own, like Miss USA) to be up next year!

 

3) Miss Philippines

You can’t say Pia Wurtzbach didn’t live out the plot of an Oscar winning screenplay – working your ass off your entire life for something, dueling it out with just one other person, shockingly thinking you lost it, and then in a surreal moment, capturing it back. This plot twist even had one notable newspaper calling it “too perfect.” Undoubtedly, Pia is the most famous Miss Universe in the history of the competition (and she hasn’t even worn the crown for a full 24-hours).

 

4) Steve Harvey

When the dust settles, this is going to be a win for him. First off, he caught the mistake, resolved it immediately, and took responsibility for the error. That alone should be celebrated, NOT attacked. Secondly, right now, he’s one of the most recognized names and faces in the world. He has a lane to leverage this attention and given his unprecedented rise to media king (dominating network TV, cable TV, & radio), Harvey and his team have a proven record of making big things happen.

 

Losers

 

1) Everyone who posted racist comments or otherwise joked Steve Harvey about his mistake

Most people who make even basic mistakes never acknowledge them, let alone take responsibility for the mistake. One of the easiest ways to determine someone’s character is to see if they talk/post badly about other people, especially if what they’re gossiping about is something they do themselves. All too often, the real character of a person only appears when some negative event hits them or you.

 

2) Donald Trump

I know Steve Harvey has been loyal to Trump (not necessarily supporting his run for President but when I’ve heard people ask Steve about Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign rhetoric, Steve has never publicly attacked. He instead diffuses the questions with humor). Well, when Donald had the same opportunity last night to either stay silent or defend someone he’s called “a friend,” Trump instead retweeted someone bashing the Miss Universe situation. When you repost someone else’s thoughts it’s no different from you posting it directly yourself. On top of that, a sneak diss or subliminal shot is still an attack.

 

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Mai Delos Reyes
Mai Delos Reyes

FYI ..Ms.Australia said from her interview that they saw from the teleprompter it was indeed Ms.Philippines written on it NOT Ms. Colombia.. Merry Christmas!

Noreen Makosewe
Noreen Makosewe

Love this article. I too was really impressed with how Steve Harvey, Miss Colombia and the WME-IMG handled themselves through all of it. So much class and grace compared to the many baying for blood over a genuine mistake.

Shemiele Da'Briel
Shemiele Da'Briel

You are awesome and on point Paul Carrick Brunson! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

Rich Blackman III
Rich Blackman III

Y'all gotta learn to ignore stuff. The problem is white folks have convinced y'all that they are the standard. But really, who are they that we might be like them? Who cares what they think about us? There's a big difference between name calling and racism. C'mon people.

Zakiya Uzzle-Worthey
Zakiya Uzzle-Worthey

The funny memes is one thing (I laughed myself) \U0001f604, it's the racist comments condemning his intelligence (and that of all African-Americans that is the issue)

Hector Dionisio
Hector Dionisio

For the record the greatest mistake in the Universe happened in 2015 when they crowned the wrong queen and shouted for the false queen. Very memorable for the true Queen Pia Alonzo Wurztbach !

Paola Shabalala
Paola Shabalala

So true that and yes an honest mistake that was rectified within seconds

BR
BR

Loser list should also include Miss Germany for bad mouthing the winner, judges and even saying that no one voted for Philippines among the contestants.

IBRey
IBRey

Everyone makes mistakes...this is why they make erasers on pencils. Steve Harvey is not perfect and he proved that by making a simple mistake. We all love to see when people make mistakes because it's funny. I don't think we should dwell on it. Steve Harvey deserves a lot of credit for hosting such a big event and owning to his mistakes. I honor him for that. If it was anyone else you would not see them for at least a month. Good job Mr. Harvey. Hope to see you again as a host in bigger events.

Amber RThomas
Amber RThomas

I will give the women credit. They all imo were stunningly beautiful but to me that should just verify how beautiful all women are regardless of race, nationality or ethnicity. I just find pageants shallow and silly. But as a feminist I understand other feminist see nothing wrong with it.

Heidi Helen Pilypas
Heidi Helen Pilypas

I think it's one of the cries of women's hearts to be found beautiful so I understand the allure of these pageants. It's definitely not good for women's beauty to be compared though.

Heidi Helen Pilypas
Heidi Helen Pilypas

Great article, Paul! I also thought when I saw this trending yesterday that was a lot of publicity for the Miss Universe organisation. I did feel for Miss Colombia having her crown removed, there was no way that wasn't going to be awkward. It really does make a good plot for a Hollywood movie though! And I absolutely respect Steve Harvey for admitting his mistake and apologising. Anyone attacking him is just cruel! I'd say another loser from this event would be whoever designed the card with the info about who won. That could have been so much clearer to avoid a mistake like this. I bet they'll rethink that in the future and hire a better designer.

Beth Robinson-Williams
Beth Robinson-Williams

Trump sold Miss Universe and he said it was a horrible mistake and this would never have happened if I was still I in charge, I watched the whole program SH was professional funny and he kept it moving until the end and he stepped up fixed it now let's move on\U0001f600 love SH

Randy Swope
Randy Swope

Mistakes are forgivable but in show biz when in the spot light is not the time or place to make it. I can hear Steve now in his show laughing and making fun if it were someone else. He needs to take the brunt of the jokes as he so often has delivered.

Karen Boden Poulin
Karen Boden Poulin

I re-posted something this morning re: Steve Harvey from HOT 99.5 that I thought was funny but immediately took it down because I respect that Steve Harvey took ownership for his mistake-immediately. Apologized to everyone with a heartfelt apology and I honestly felt "sick" for him. We ALL make mistakes. I agree he is a winner here.

Jennifer M. Crowley
Jennifer M. Crowley

I missed the show....as I understand it, the card he was holding had the two runner-ups and then the actual winner (Miss Phillipine) but the tele-prompter had Miss Colombia as the winner. Granted, Mr. Harvey took one for the hopper and blamed himself. In reality all showmen that has a promoter, are going to read off of the prompter. In reality it's the producer and the associates fault. Mr. Harvey is just the host, handed the information. Unless he was told to read off of the card vs. The prompter. There's just one other thing I would like to say. I see a lot of people throwing "shade" about his relationships prior to his wife. I appreciate his advice because he is now being an honest man because he doesn't want his daughters and sons to go through what he has put his other previous relationships through. He's pretty much on point on what he's saying. This is coming from a person who's been married for 24 years with three children trying to hold things together. Sometimes it takes a few tries before getting it right. And he never said he was an angel.

JessicaWu
JessicaWu

Im not really a fan of pageants since it isnt really healthy for young girls and women alike. But thats just me. Anyway, just wanted to correct you regarding what was on the teleprompter. According to Miss aAustralia, it was Miss Philippines that was shown. Here is the link of her interview. 


https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1156817684342363&id=108878629136279


Again I dont really care, just wanted to set the facts straight for people who care abput things like this. :)

Cynthia Daniels
Cynthia Daniels

Now,you can understand why these contests are not so healthy Yes I am aware of the prizes, but then their all are beautiful and talented the moment was ruined for all.

Amber RThomas
Amber RThomas

I was actually surprised to see a miss universe contest in 2015. Women still parading around showing off their physical attributes and competing in a beauty contest. A lot of the women are activist, doctors, attorneys, educators and leaders. I know this because I looked them up and did my research when I learned about the show. ( I don't even have t.v. in my home, but was a relatives for a while). 99% of the people watching don't know though, and don't care...unfortunately. Women should be crowned for being queens, but leave the beauty out of it. Jmo

Lillian Thompson
Lillian Thompson

Yep! I thought well of the situation and any publicity of this dubious event makes for good blogging! I still hope SNL takes a shot. The nobility of it all is up for additional spinning. It was humanity under the microscope and we still fault our flaws despite the most gracious efforts in overcoming limitations. Do we love our humanity or not?\U0001f633

Vicki Dorsey
Vicki Dorsey

aww man, at least he apologized and accepted his mistake....move forward

Karen Brown
Karen Brown

did someone take time out of their day to write a feature on this crap?

Yvonne Glisson
Yvonne Glisson

Great point of view on the entire incident. Bravo!!

Rosalind Bakion
Rosalind Bakion

I agree 100% with your win & lose list! Thanks for the reminder!

Laura Fortson Williams
Laura Fortson Williams

Lol this won't rest for weeks. Miss Colombia will get all the sympathy and end up the victor after all. Totally staged

Dina Clifton-Hopkins
Dina Clifton-Hopkins

Agree completely. I watched this AM. It seemed completely scripted for publicity.

NelsonK2000
NelsonK2000

African cultures teaches that the Black woman is God, Aset +Asar+ Heru. In African Culture the woman is centre of the Universe, she is the Alpha and Omaga. To this day Europeans worship a black Madonna in the Vatican & Isis the mother of Christ. The attempt to Destroy African identity and family has been going for a long time. An Universe with billions of human beings doesn't contain a single wonderful beautiful black woman?  The attack on black civilisation has been going for a long time. It continues today in Hollywood Black females play the roles of prostitutes, Black females are given low paid jobs, inspired to do abortions and given food which destroy their biology, educated to use Nestle instead of breastfeeding, in  films portrayed as  fat and unintelligent women. We must do whatever we can to protect our culture & God which is a Black woman.  The future of black civilisation is in our hands. We must protect Black females from psychological and economic warfare. 



Tress Walker
Tress Walker

Impressive! you just solidify why your write up of this is the only one I have read all morning - and there have been many to pass over or turn off - Thank you - Excellent write up - Mr Paul Carrick Brunson...

Shade Butler
Shade Butler

This is excellent! I watched it live and have had several conversations since. It was embarrassing, it was heartbreaking (for some), but I do believe it was unintentional and a honest mistake. Nice one Bro Paul.

Lynn R. Jackson
Lynn R. Jackson

Well I think it was probably the show producers who caught the mistake and made Steve aware. It certainly was an honest mistake but you could tell Steve was very uncomfortable in the way he walked back off the stage after announcing the correction. It was an honest mistake so he shouldn't hang his head. This too shall pass!

Linda Murphy
Linda Murphy

This is not important to me, I mean unprofessional yes, important no. They already know who will win, before the winner is announced.

Lynne Whitney Maitland
Lynne Whitney Maitland

I've routed for VW since that happened back in the 80s. I love the success she's made for herself. And as for Steve, he's awesome and so funny. He'll be fine or come out even better.

Tiff Emeran
Tiff Emeran

Pretty much my perspective.. I thought well "if you are going to be runner up.. this is a most memorable way to do it!" I'm pretty sure they will all turn this in to an opportunity to wonderful things.

Sherry Dailey
Sherry Dailey

they all will get paid...if people were honest...it's just funny! I look at the way he walks back to apologize and laugh again! more important things in the world to be serious about...heck there will be a lifetime movie about it next year...moving on..lol

Karen L. Rowan Sheffel
Karen L. Rowan Sheffel

I really wish they would give him a break!! Not one person except Jesus was perfect. These young ladies will no doubt look back and have a memory to laugh at and share with their grandchildren. Let Steve be. I love him, he is awesome and just happened to make mistake. Newsflash people: WE ALL MAKE THEM!