Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the winner of Miss Universe 2015, took the crown from Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez following Steve Harvey’s major flub during the beauty pageant finale. The Miss Philippines admitted that she could not even talk to the Miss Colombia as the runner-up was filled with tears and could not stop crying.
According to Hollywood Life, the host Steve Harvey, 58, made an unbelievable awkwardness and confusion during the Miss Universe finale by mistakingly announcing the Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as the runner-up just before finally crowning her as the Miss Universe 2015.
The 26-year-old Wurtzbach admitted that she felt bad while taking the Miss Universe crown from the 21-year-old Gutierrez. She also revealed that things were more painful backstage as she was not even able to apologize to her fellow contestant and friend Gutierrez who has been as unable to stop crying.
“She was crying and then there was a crowd around her, the girls who were comforting her,” said Wurtzbach who was unable to get in touch with Gutierrez at the backstage, reported ET. The Miss Universe winner also revealed that she might be apologizing to Gutierrez in the future.
Wurtzbach said to the source that she was confused and did not expect the things that happened on the stage. Indeed, she was hesitant to believe that she was the real Miss Universe when Steve corrected the mistake.
“Everything happens for a reason, so I’m happy,” and “thank you for voting for me,” said Gutierrez in a video posted to the Miss Universe Twitter page after the show. Even though the Miss Colombia was very devastated when the crown was taken away from her on live TV and cried at the backstage, she addressed her defeat in a gracious manner in the video.
Both Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and Ariadna Gutierrez revealed that they had a “hard time coming to terms with what had happened on stage.”
Photo Source: Facebook/ Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach