Four years after he caused jaws to drop with a bizarre Miss Universe blunder, Harvey accidentally declared the wrong contestant winner of the National Costume category in the 2019 pageant.
Video posted on social media showed the snafu as it unfolded on live TV.
“Earlier this week, all the contestants competed in the National Costume contest. Here’s the look at the winner, Philippines,” Harvey said as a picture of a contestant in a white gown appeared on screen. The problem is Miss Philippines didn’t win the category, Miss Malaysia did and her gown wasn’t white.
The real winner - wearing an elaborately decorated, multi-colored costume - then asked Harvey if she could have the microphone.
“Can I say something? It’s not Philippines,” contestant Shweta Sekhon told Harvey. “It’s Malaysia.”
A frustrated Harvey responded, “Okay. Well, let me explain something to you. I just read that in the teleprompter. Y’all got to quit doing this to me. I can read… They’re trying to fix it now. See? This is what they did to me back in 2015 — played me short like that.”
Miss Malaysia then started to chuckle as Harvey tried to clear up the confusion.
“This is Malaysia. I really love this national costume Malaysia,” he said. “This is crazy.”