Steve Harvey Apologizes to Miss Philippines Backstage After Flub: Watch

Steve Harvey and Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
Steve Harvey and Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach Ethan Miller/Getty Images

She's beauty and she's grace, she's Miss … Philippines! Pia Wurtzbach appeared to graciously accept Steve Harvey's apology following the Family Feud host's flub on Sunday, December 20.

Harvey, 58, accidentally named Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the next Miss Universe while hosting the annual show. He corrected his mistake on live television and caught up with Wurtzbach, 26, afterward.

Actress Niecy Nash, who was a pageant judge, caught their exchange backstage. "@IAmSteveHarveytv #apology handled beautifully all the way around #MissPhilippines #MissUniverse2015," Nash, 45, captioned an Instagram pic.

In the photo, Wurtzbach appears to be listening intently to Harvey as others look on. She was wearing her "Miss Universe" sash and gorgeous crown.

@IAmSteveHarveytv #apology ????? handled beautifully all the way around #MissPhilippines #MissUniverse2015

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"I wanted to fix it. I wanted to do the right thing," Harvey says in a video posted to an official Instagram page for Miss Philippines. "Thank you very much. You look absolutely gorgeous."

Harvey posted his own photo of the interaction on Sunday night. "I had the chance to apologize to Miss Philippines and I'm thankful," he wrote. "#godisgood #iloveyou I apologized to Miss Colombia as well."

Nash also opened up about Harvey's blunder during an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Sunday night. "I mean, we were all shocked," she said. "A lesser person would have let the mistake slide and then dealt with it on the back end. I think he was a great host and I think that mistakes happen."

Watch the video above!

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