It might be 2016, but people are still talking about that Miss Universe flub in which Steve Harvey announced, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner of the beauty pageant when in fact it was, Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach who actually won the competition.
Miss Colombia was already wearing the crown and sash when Harvey had to come back on stage to admit his mistake. And Ariadna had to stand there as the crown was removed from her head by her fellow Colombian, Paulina Vega who won the title previously.
It was an unforgettable moment that caused an internet meltdown, so much so that it ignited a still ongoing social media flame wars between fans of the eventual winner and first runner up.
And now Ariadna finally opens up what it felt like to have your wildest dreams come true in front of the whole world only for it to be snatched away two minutes later. Speaking to Colombia's W Radio, the Latin beauty didn't held back and had this to say:
It was very humiliating for me, but also for the whole country and for all the people not only from Colombia but the other Latinos that were in the auditorium.
Ariadna also said that she teared up when she realized that she was actually first runner up. Initially she thought Harvey was just joking. Ariadna explained that she thought "this is going to be a joke, because in the rehearsals he used to play around with questions and I thought he was going to continue with that same tone to make people laugh."
Miss Colombia also said she agrees with the suggestion of former Miss Universe owner Donald Trump, who said that both candidates should be announced as co-winners. "For the first time, I agree with him," Gutierrez said.
Trump gave up ownership of the Miss Universe franchise, after the controversy regarding his harsh stance on Mexican migrants to the United States.