Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez is philosophical after being mistakenly crowned Miss Universe.
Harvey says it was his mistake and that he would take responsibility for not reading the card correctly that named contestant Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach this year’s victor and Colombia the first runner-up.
“Everything happens for a reason”, she said, wiping back a tear, in a backstage video posted on the organizer’s website in which she also thanked the judges who voted for her. Among them is Miss Germany Sarah-Lorraine Riek and, according to her, other contestants in the pageant.
“The prompter said ‘Miss Universe – Colombia, ‘” Harvey told a producer in the seven-second video which has since been deleted.
Radulovic, who belonged to the pageant’s top five, said that she felt “terrible” for Gutierrez and Wurtzbach. “It’d be very cool”, Trump said.
Colombians went from ecstatic to disappointed emotions in the blink of an eye, as Harvey tried to set things right.
Finally, keeping her nerve, she walked to the front of the stage, where the coveted crown was taken off the head of Miss Colombia and put on hers.
Harvey explained on air that he misread the card he was given with the names of the winners. I know how much pride many countries, fans and most importantly, the contestants take in preparing for this night. “Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines!”. “I just think that when I was in my 20s and was in her situation, I would take a little while to recover”. “We feel very badly, but it’s still a great night”. “For me, it was stolen”, Sincelejo resident Edgar Cardoso said.
He softened his tone in an interview on NBC’s Today Show, calling Harvey a “great guy” who handled it well.
Harvey, the comedian, found himself the butt of Internet jokes Monday.
“Miss Universe-Germany Sarah Lorraine Riek feels sorry for her colleague and friend Miss Colombia”. “We witnessed that tonight when the wrong victor was initially announced”.