The camera then focused on Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach, who was shocked.
"Miss Universe 2015," Harvey continued, "is Philippines."
As the two beauties were standing in the middle of the stage, the host said "Folks let me take control of this. This is exactly what's on the card" and then showed the results to the camera.
"I will take responsibility for this, it was my mistake. I can show it to you right here, the first runner-up is Colombia," he added. "It's my mistake. Still a great night. Please don't hold it against the ladies."
It was an awkward moment for Harvey and a devastating night for Miss Colombia.
Steve Harvey felt terrible, he posted on Twitter.
I'd like to apologize wholeheartedly to Miss Colombia & Miss Philippines for my huge mistake. I feel terrible.— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) December 21, 2015
Secondly, I'd like to apologize to the viewers at that I disappointed as well. Again it was an honest mistake.— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) December 21, 2015
I don't want to take away from this amazing night and pageant. As well as the wonderful contestants. They were all amazing.— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) December 21, 2015