It may not have been as unforgivable as Steve Harvey’s colossal mistake in declaring Miss Colombia as Miss Universe 2015 instead of Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach as the rightful winner, but it was nonetheless Miss Globe 2016’s emcee’s mistake when he missed out on declaring Miss Philippines Nichole Manalo as one of the runners up.
Manalo had made it to the Top 10 and was adjudged Miss Dream Girl of the World in Tirana, Albania on Friday night (Saturday in Manila). Those watching the proceedings on live stream had already accepted the fact that it was not a back-to-back win for the Philippines this year after Ann Lorraine Colis won the crown, but still thought Manalo still deserved to be in the winners’ circle.
Two days after the pageant, The DeliArt Association, official organizer of Miss Globe, proclaimed the next two ranking candidates via Facebook live streaming—and yes, Miss Philippines was judged Third Runner-Up and Miss South Africa Natasha Joubert was fourth. They were each given a tiara, a sash, a certificate of recognition, and prize money.
Miss Globe head and Miss Canada Globe Productions owner Mias Santa Ana Pilar explained that the host forgot to take the third and fourth runners-up envelopes during the live show. Nevertheless, the late announcement and correction made beauty aficionados all over the globe happy especially fans in the Philippines and South Africa.
Pilar explained too that instead there was even an 11th finalist in the pageant in Miss Thailand who was voted Miss Internet.
The 43rd edition of Miss Globe attracted 60 delegates. This is just the second time the Philippines had a candidate in the pageant.
Manalo returned to Manila on Wednesday.