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For the Philippines, a Miss Universe win was 42 years in the making

It was the blunder that stunned the universe. Back in December, Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner of the Miss Universe pageant—momentarily handing the crown over to Miss Colombia rather than its rightful owner, Miss Philippines—resulting in one of the most cringeworthy moments on live television.

Leaving the coronation confusion behind, Pia Wurtzbach has embarked on her official duties as Miss Universe. It’s the first time the Philippines took the title in 42 years. Wurtzbach sat down with Nightline on Fusion to talk about the difficulties of pageant life, dealing with internet trolls, and the importance of representing her country.

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For the Philippines, a Miss Universe win was 42 years in the making

It was the blunder that stunned the universe. Back in December, Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner of the Miss Universe pageant—momentarily handing the crown over to Miss Colombia rather than its rightful owner, Miss Philippines—resulting in one of the most cringeworthy moments on live television.

Leaving the coronation confusion behind, Pia Wurtzbach has embarked on her official duties as Miss Universe. It’s the first time the Philippines took the title in 42 years. Wurtzbach sat down with Nightline on Fusion to talk about the difficulties of pageant life, dealing with internet trolls, and the importance of representing her country.

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