Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez Breaks Silence, Says She Was ‘Humiliated’

After nearly two weeks, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez opened up about her ‘humiliating’ experience during the coronation of Miss Universe held in Las Vegas last month.

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The 22-year-old beauty queen was accidentally named the winner after host Steve Harvey misread his cue cards.

In an interview with W Radio on Wednesday, she said:

“I was disconnected. I haven’t received phone calls from almost anyone. Very few people have communicated with me,” Gutierrez said. “That’s because I had to grieve for what happened.”

“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.”

“I thought it was a joke,” she said after host Steve Harvey went back to stage to reveal that it was a mistake.

“There are a thousand ways to do things,” she said. “They could have done it, I don’t know, the next day in a press conference or a press release. … They did not do things the right way.”

Despite the “humiliating” gaffe, the Colombian beauty queen said that she is looking at things positively. “I managed to make history which I think is more important than winning the Miss Universe title.”