Miss Universe Canada Crowned Wrong Winner

Switched winners the next morning after the tabulation error was found


Well, that's awkward. On Saturday night, judges crowned Ontario's Denise Garrido, 26, the new Miss Universe Canada out of 57 contestants. The next morning, they admitted that they had made a mistake in tabulating the scores and stripped her of her crown. The real winner was Riza Santos, 26, of Calgary.

"It was quite a surprise," Santos told Yahoo! Shine of her delayed victory in a phone interview. "It's only starting to sink in now." Santos says that she and Garrido haven't communicated yet, but that the two have know each other since 2008 and Garrido crowned her Miss Canada World in 2011. "I think it's unfortunate and hard to handle but she's been very gracious and handling it very well."