Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez-Arévalo had a life changing moment last month at the “Miss Universe Pageant” when host Steve Harvey announced her as the winner and then quickly took it back saying he mistakenly took the wrong name. The crown finally went to the real winner, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
Since then there’s been some talk about the woman sharing her crown with Miss Columbia, However Wurtzbach says that would be too difficult.
She was recently invited in a morning show “Good Morning America.” Where she said:
“I think it would be a little bit difficult for two girls to share a crown… I understand how she feels. I know that she’s a beautiful young lady – very talented. I think that she’ll have a lot of other opportunities,”
Wurtzbach also says she doesn’t blame Harvey for what happened, and is looking forward to see the ‘breath of fresh air’ back as host of the competition next year. Maybe the way it was written, was a little confusing, she said. I understand. It was his first time to judge a pageant. He’s human. People make mistakes.’
On the other hand Steve Harvey apologized on twitter for the mix up, Harvey said:
“I’d like to apologize wholeheartedly to Miss Colombia & Miss Philippines for my huge mistake. I feel terrible. I don’t want to take away from this amazing night and pageant. As well as the wonderful contestants. They were all amazing,”
As for Miss Columbia Ariadna Gutierrez says:
“I was disconnected. I haven’t received phone calls from almost anyone. Very few people have communicated with me. That’s because I had to grieve for what happened,” Miss Colombia said. “It has been very hard for me, truly, it has been a great shock. Because it is a dream I fought for. I have always dreamed of this, of being Miss Universe. It was very humiliating for me.”
She first thought that Harvey was joking that the crown belonged to someone else because he had been a cutup at rehearsals.
Despite the humiliation, Miss Colombia says she has received support from all over the world as well as her home country, including from President Juan Manuel Santos, and thanked her fans on Instagram.