Miss Colombia Thanks Supporters After Miss Universe Blunder: 'Your Destiny Is Written For You'

Miss Colombia is speaking out for the first time since the Miss Universe blunder.

Miss Colombia has shown incredible poise while speaking out about the mix-up over the Miss Universe crown.

Ariadna Gutierrez was accidentally named as the winner of the pageant by host Steve Harvey - before he corrected his mistake and awarded the crown to Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.


"I want to thank each and everyone of you who have sent messages of support and strength," she wrote in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday.

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She continued: "Your destiny is written for you. And my destiny was this. I was able to bring happiness to my country after becoming Miss Universe for only a couple of minutes."

After the pageant, she reportedly flew to Florida for a vacation with her family.

Earlier, Miss Colombia posted pictures of her brief reign, writing: "These moments will always be with me."


Meanwhile, it looks like Steve Harvey will be back to host the pageant next year, despite the blunder.

Read: Was Steve Harvey's Miss Universe Mix-Up a Publicity Stunt?

Harvey reportedly signed a multi-year hosting deal just before the pageant.

Believe it or not, a wrong winner mistake has happened on live TV before.

It happened on the finale of the show Next Top Model in Australia back in 2010. The host says she was given the wrong name when she announced the incorrect winner.

Just like in the Miss Universe mishap, the "runner-up" was actually the real winner.

INSIDE EDITION spoke to the loser-turned-winner, Amanda Ware, to get her reaction to the Miss Universe goof.

“At first I laughed but then I felt bad for Miss Colombia that they took the crown off her,” she said.

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