Carolina Panthers' Ryan Delaire and Bene' Benwikere dance with Miss Universe is seen during Openin during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is busy working Super Bowl 50 media day as a TV reporter for Inside Edition. Comedien Steve Harvey’s mistake announcing Miss Colombia as the Miss Universe winner in December is such a long time ago.
“Oh I’m not thinking about that anymore,’’ Miss Universe said Monday night. “It’s been over a month already, so we’re here for the Super Bowl and that’s what we want to focus on right now.’’
In December, Wurtzbach was Miss Phillipines who got to stand and think momentarily that she had finished as the runner-up rather than the winner. She’s much too busy now working asking the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers questions at the SAP Center in San Jose.
“It’s been great,’’ Wurtzbach said. “Everybody’s been so game to answer questions. It’s my first time here, and I’m really having a lot of fun.’’
Miss Universe, complete with sash and crown, stayed very busy whether she was asking players questions or posing for photos. She also was the subject of questions herself as one reporter asked her if she was enjoying the event.
“I know this is the biggest game in America, and now I can see why,’’ Miss Universe said. “I can’t believe I haven’t been here years before. It’s a lot of fun.’’
Denver offensive tackle Ryan Harris watched Miss Universe work and said he couldn’t imagine how it felt in that moment.
“Fortunately it was a comedian who made the mistake,’’ Harris said. “Steve Harvey can laugh about it. That’s a tough deal.’’
Broncos tackle Ryan Clady, currently on injured reserve, said he wasn’t thinking about Harvey’s mix-up when he looked at Miss Universe.
“My first thought was she was very good looking,’’ Clady said with a laugh.