Most of the world has already moved on from the Miss Universe blunder in which host Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner of the international beauty pageant on live TV.
Initially Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, who was understandably upset, seemed to be a good sport about the incident. In an Instagram post following the pageant 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 also added, “I also want to congratulate the Philippines for their new Miss Universe. The happiness that you must be feeling must be incredible.”
Weeks later, Ariadna is publicly expressing her outrage.
In an interview with TMZ she said, “It was very humiliating for me, but also for the whole country and for all the people not only from Colombia but the other Latinos that were in the auditorium.”
When asked if she thought Harvey’s mishap was done intentionally for ratings she added, “If that was the goal, they succeeded.”
Yikes, here’s hoping Miss Colombia can leave the meme-able mishap in 2015.