No hard feelings for Miss Colombia!
Ariadna Gutierrez, who was mistakenly announced as the winner of the Miss Universe Pageant Sunday, posted on Instagram that her awkward moment in the spotlight actually brought lots of positive attention to her country and the Latin community.
“After the storm comes the calm,” she wrote. “I was able to bring happiness to my country after becoming Miss Universe for only a couple of minutes… today because of that COLOMBIA and the LATIN COMMUNITY are being talked about in every corner of the world.”
She went on to congratulate the Philippines for their new Miss Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
After the storm comes the calm. I want to thank each and everyone of you who have sent messages of support and strength. Every one of you has become an incredible human being in my book and I am the most fortunate and thankful for having the support not only from one country but from the whole entire world. Your destiny is written for you. And my destiny was this. I was able to bring happiness to my country after becoming Miss Universe for only a couple of minutes… Today because of that COLOMBIA and the LATIN COMMUNITY are being talked about in every corner of the world. I also want to congratulate the Philippines for their new Miss Universe 🙏🏼. The happiness that you must be feeling must be incredible. Life continues and in the future we will find out why things happen the way they happen. Thank you all for your LOVE SUPPORT and KINDNESS. ❤️
On Sunday, Gutierrez was crowned the new Miss Universe — and stood on stage wearing the sash for several seconds — before host Steve Harvey admitted that he goofed and that Miss Philippines was supposed to win, instead.