Wurtzbach was chosen the winner from among 80 contestants vying for the coveted title.

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Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines took the title of Miss Universe 2015 on Sunday at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, but not before some drama as Miss Colombia was inadvertently announced the winner initially.

The ceremony’s host Steve Harvey got the names mixed up while making the announcement, which led to an embarrassing situation.

Wurtzbach was chosen the winner from among 80 contestants vying for the coveted title.

Following the national costume, swimsuit and evening wear rounds, contestants from the Philippines, Colombia and the US reached the top three.

Earlier, Miss Colombia Ariadna Guiterrez exulted with joy after her name was taken as the winner of the pageant. But soon afterwards, the host admitted to his mistake and announced Miss Philippines as the winner.

"I will take the responsibility for this. It's on the card. Don't hold it against the ladies. Still a great night," Harvey said to the audience.

After winning the title, Wurtzbach said that it comes with a lot of responsibilities, and she wants to create awareness about HIV.

India‚Äôs contestant Urvashi Rautela could not make it to the top 15. 

Here is the video.

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