Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (R) is crowned Miss Universe 2015 by 2014 Miss Universe Paulina Vega (C) beside Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez (L) on stage during the 2015 MISS UNIVERSE show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, California, on December 20, 2015. Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was named Miss Universe, but in a drama-filled turn worthy of a telenovela. The pageant's host comedian Steve Harvey, also a talk show host, misread the card which he said had Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner. AFP PHOTO
Miss Colombia: ‘Making history’ more important than winning Miss Universe
Almost two weeks after being wrongly crowned as the 2015 Miss Universe, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez said she now has a more positive outlook.
In a report by CNN, Gutierrez said job offers to work in the United States started pouring in after the much talked about pageant night, which crowned Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as the new Miss Universe after she was initially named as first runner up.
“I managed to make to make history, which I think is more important than winning the Miss Universe title,” Gutierrez reportedly told a local radio station in Colombia.
But Miss Colombia said what she went through was not easy especially because winning Miss Universe was a longtime dream, adding that she needed time to grieve for what had happened.
“I was disconnected. I haven’t received phone calls from almost anyone. Very few people have communicated with me,” Gutierrez said.
“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,” she added.