Pretty Ugly: The Biggest Beauty Pageant Controversies

It's not all roses and tiaras for these lovely ladies: look back at some of the major missteps these Misses have made


Sometimes, the biggest pageant scandals are actually the fault of the show's hosts. Case in point: the 2015 Miss Universe competition, which sent the Internet into a frenzy after host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Colombia, Gutiérrez, as the winner, despite the fact that it was Pia Wurtzbach – a.k.a. Miss Philippines – who actually won the crown. Despite the mix-up, both women took it in stride, with Wurtzbach laughing off the flub as "a very non-traditional crowning moment." Gutiérrez, meanwhile, said, "Everything happens for a reason," as she left the stage.