Our representative for Miss Universe, Shweta Sekhon, was among other contestants who found themselves in somewhat of an embarrassing situation during the swimwear segment of the live show.
Based on the photo as well as the video available below, it can be seen that Shweta was having difficulty walking the slippery runway in heels. As a result, the 22-year-old eventually tripped and fell while doing her walk on stage.
The incident not only impacted Shweta (full name Shwetajeet Kaur)’s catwalk, but other contestants from France, Indonesia, Malta and New Zealand also experienced the same fate as hers. A few staffs on duty immediately took action and wiped the floor after that.
Fans were left fuming upon seeing the video. In this case, many of them slammed the organisers for their negligence on not making proper inspection on the stage. On the other hand, the girls have received praises from netizens for their professionalism. Some crowd in attendance also gave standing ovation to show their support.
For those who are interested, check out the clip of the incident below:
In another news, it was recently revealed that Sheweta has managed to snag the “Best National Costume” category! For those who don’t know, the “Peranakan”-inspired dress was designed by renowned couture designer Carven Ong.
Despite the exciting news, there was a little controversy that happened surrounding both Shweta and Miss Universe Philippines representative Gazini Ganados. During the announcement, both the prompter as well as MC Steve Harvey wrongly announced Gazini as the winner instead of Shweta.
The prompter says Philippines!!!
— Grass Hooker 🦗(closetangalter) (@menimelvin3) December 9, 2019
Fix the damn telegram! Feeling the secondhand embarrassment for both Philippines and Malaysia, even for Steve who was only reading what the telegram shows him.
— koy (@kymxoo_) December 9, 2019
Malaysia…her name is shweta sekhon
— Ary 👑 (@xsyuraary) December 9, 2019
And on those times, it’s always Miss Philippines. I think they are using Philippines to trend. They know that the Filipinos are into this pageant, they know that they would make noise. So they make issues JUST TO TREND. Psh
— ɯǝᴉǝɾ (@jei3m11) December 9, 2019
Despite the prompter mishap, it was finally confirmed that the Kuala Lumpur-born starlet emerged as the winner in that category and brought home the glory.
Major congrats to Shweta!
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 9, 2019
It was recently revealed today (Monday, 9th December) that Steve Harvey’s announcement was indeed accurate. In this case, the winner of the National Costume competition belongs to the Philippines and not Malaysia. Find out more here.