Miss Colombia finally speaks up about Miss Universe mix-up: ‘I had to grieve for what happened’

Ariadna Gutierrez says she was humiliated.

Miss Colombia finally speaks up about Miss Universe mix-up: ‘I had to grieve for what happened’-EJ Salut
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01/02/2016 06:10 AM
Miss Colombia finally speaks up about Miss Universe mix-up: ‘I had to grieve for what happened’

01012016-AryGutierrez.jpgMiss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez spoke on Columbia’s W Radio for the first time about the Miss Universe controversy that happened last December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 According to CNN’s report, Ariadna shared she did not communicate with people after the pageant.

"That's because I had to grieve for what happened," she mentioned.


"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 further explained.

After mistakenly being announced as Miss Universe by host Steve Harvey, videos and photos of Miss Colombia went viral as she was seen crying while the crown she was wearing was transferred to Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach. 

“Having to stand before the cameras while the hard-fought crown was removed wasn't fair,” she revealed.

Ariadna also said Miss Universe could have corrected the error in a different way.

"They could have done it, I don't know, the next day in a press conference or a press release. ... They did not do things the right way."

However, the beauty queen now has a positive outlook on the future as opportunities have started coming in for her. 

Photo credit: @gutierrezary on Instagram