Miss Universe un-winner Ariadna Gutierrez has spoken for the first time about the “great injustice” of being crowned the most beautiful woman in the whole wide world, only to be de-crowned 90 seconds later.
In case you’ve been living under a wifi-free rock, last week at the annual and not at all antiquated international beauty pageant, host Steve Harvey declared Gutierrez (aka Miss Colombia) as the winner.
Then, after she’d paraded around the stage crying and waving and bowing and being generally stoked AF, Harvey announced that Miss Colombia was actually the first runner up and Miss Philippines was actually the prettiest.
Much confusion, many tears.
Gutierrez refused to speak to press following the epic clusterfuck, but finally opened up to a Colombian radio station about the trauma she’s endured on Wednesday.
“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.”
The beauty queen spoke of how she initially thought the whole thing was a bad joke, and said she believed the incident could have been handled better.
“There are a thousand ways to do things. 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.”
But the professional pretty lady is determined to put the trainwreck behind her now she’s had time to “grieve”, finding the real silver lining.
“I managed to make history, which I think is more important than winning the Miss Universe title.”