In 2015 the “Miss Universe” beauty contest witnessed some really awkward flashes at its crowning moment. Initially host Steve Harvey named Miss Universe Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner of the pitch but that was a terrible mistake.
Later the crown goes to the actual winner Miss Universe Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
However, host Steve Harvey apologized for the unintentional error. But raving comments and criticism are pouring in for the blunder through social media against the glorious beauty pageant that completes 64th year of its journey.
With the win of a Filipino beauty the hope of Colombia gets shattered but amidst the unwanted depression we recall the proud moments of Columbia in this particular beauty parade, “Miss Universe”.
The glamorous journey of Colombia has started back in 1958 when Luz Marina Zuluaga Zuluaga ran the race and bragged the “Miss Universe” title in a pretty alluring way. After winning several beauty titles the gorgeous lady headed for the prestigious contest and stated her mark with confidence. Watch the video:
In 1968, right after 10 years of the win, Colombia ensured another proud moment for the citizens as Luz Elena Restrepo Gonzalez from Colombia fetched the title of “Best National Costume” in the “Miss Universe” gala.
“Miss Photogenic” award went to “Miss Colombia” as Martha Lucia Echeverri Trujillo amazed the judges in “Miss Universe” of 1975.
In 1985 and 1990 again the awards of “Best National Costume” went to the pocket of Colombia with the help of beautiful Sandra Eugenia Borda Caldas and Lizeth Yamil Mahecha Arevalo respectively. Notably Columbia picked up the same titles in 1991, 1997 and 2002.
Here in 1987, “Miss Colombia” Maria Patricia Lopez Ruiz won the “Miss Photogenic” title in “Miss Universe” beauty pageant.
Well, almost after 56 years Columbia shines at its best in “Miss Universe” contest when Paulina Vega Dieppa shelved the winning title in 2014. Astonishingly this year Colombia half-witnessed the thrill but later they left to be satisfied with a 1st runner up title.
Statistically not less than 55 times Colombia participates in “Miss Universe” beauty rally and remains a dominant country in the contest over the years. 12 times “Miss Universe” witness Colombia to enter the clan of finalists. Colombia awards one title in 1984 as 4th runner up where as the country gets three 3rd runner ups and two 2nd runner ups at “Miss Universe” sojourn. Though they win for two times but nearly 5 times they went near the peak and stood 1st runner up.
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This year the annual global competition was held at the Planet Hollywood resort in Las Vegas.
Image Source: Twitter/ Miss Universe