Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach officially started her reign by guesting on Good Morning America Lara Spencer on Monday, January 4, 2016.
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Two weeks after she was crowned Miss Universe, Wurtzbach from the Philippines made her first television appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America.
In a one-on-one interview, Wurtzbach said her triumph is like a dream come true, “I’m so happy. I’m so excited, I can’t wait to start my reign,” she added.
She also revealed that she got in touch with Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, who was wrongfully crowned during the finals of the beauty pageant because of Steve Harvey’s mix up, and greeted her on her birthday on Christmas Day.
“I understand how she feels, I’m also concerned [about] her. And I know that she’s a beautiful young lady, very talented, and I think that she’ll have a lot of other opportunities. She’ll do very well I’m sure,” she said.
She also gave a short message to Miss Colombia’s fans who have bashed her in social media, “I understand what they feel, because of course they want their bet to win. So that’s completely understandable. If it was the other way around, I’m sure the Filipinos would also feel a little bit disappointed with the results,” she added.
Meanwhile, the new Miss Universe rejected the suggestion made by US presidential candidate Donald Trump that she and Ariadna can share the crown. “I think it would be a little bit difficult for two girls to share a crown. But I have high hopes this will give great opportunities for me and Miss Colombia, and the rest of the candidates.”
Watch the full video below.
Watch: First one-on-one interview after Miss Universe 2015. Thank you Good Morning America!
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