Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez is breaking her silence after being mistakenly declared the winner of Miss Universe 2015 by host Steve Harvey. Click to WATCH to see her first words after the horrible blunder!
She’s got something to say! Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, 21, was caught backstage after being announced as the wrong winner of Miss Universe 2015 by host Steve Harvey and revealed her feelings about the awful situation. Her reaction will SHOCK you!
“Everything happens for a reason, so I’m happy,” Miss Colombia says as she wipes tears from her eyes. “Thank you for voting for me.” Someone in the background yells that they love her and that puts a smile on her face.
After such an emotional and shocking night, we would understand if Miss Colombia was fuming over Steve’s epic fail. But that wasn’t the case. Miss Colombia stayed strong and classy throughout the ordeal. Ironically, the Miss Universe organization posted the video and captioned it, “A message from Miss Universe Colombia.” Awkward.
The new Miss Universe, formerly known as Miss Philippines, also spoke out about the awkward incident. “It’s a very non-traditional crowning moment,” Pia said after she was crowned. “Very 2015!”
Yeah, “non-traditional” is one way to describe it. Miss Colombia was crowned as the winner, and then had the crown stripped from her head — on live TV. Miss Philippines was then crowned as the rightful winner after Steve’s major error. It was the most awkward moment EVER!
Steve has repeatedly apologized for his screw-up. He tweeted his first apology right after the pageant, but it was later deleted due to massive misspellings. He later posted a series of tweets and said he felt “terrible” for what happened — even though he also blamed the teleprompter for having the wrong name!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Miss Colombia’s reaction? Let us know!