Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez has taken to her Instagram to speak out after being wrongly named Miss Universe 2015 on Sunday, Dec. 20.
The 21-year-old was named winner, crowned and was doing her celebratory walk and wave in front of the crown before host Steve Harvey explained he had made a mistake and Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach had actually won.
On Tuesday Dec. 22, Gutierrez spoke out, thanking fans and supporters through the debacle. “After the storm comes the calm,” she began her post. “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 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.”
She continued, “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 is incredible. Life continues and in the future we will find out why things happen the way they happen. Thank you for all your LOVE SUPPORT and KINDNESS.”