Miss Universe El Salvador apologized on Thursday for the top 5 graphics mistake, where Philippines bet Michelle Dee was accidentally included in the top 5 of the 72nd Miss Universe.
During the coronation of Miss Universe 2023, netizens quickly caught the now-deleted post of the Miss Universe El Salvador account which included Philippine bet Michelle Dee in the Top 5.
The post was immediately replaced by a graphics card showing Thailand’s Anntonia Porsild, who won first runner-up.
“Our mistake! In the rush to get our posts up during Saturday’s live broadcast, we accidentally mixed up the names of two finalists” Miss Universe El Salvador said in a social media post.
“This was a simple error of moving too fast.” Miss Universe El Salvador said.
“We heard the same results live at the same time that you all did, no special access over here! We’re sorry to both finalists,” they added.
Many pageant fans, especially Filipinos, expressed disappointment at the error.
This is the second time that a local Miss Universe organization issued a statement about the recently concluded pageant and surrounding activities.
Dee finished in the Top 10 of the 72nd Miss Universe pageant in El Salvador over the weekend.
Meanwhile, Sheynnis Palacios made history as the first candidate from Nicaragua to win the title.