December 21, 2015


Miss Colombia in Tears after Miss Universe Mix-Up: ‘Everything Happens for a Reason’

Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Ethan Miller/Getty Images

As you’ve probably heard by now, the incorrect winner of Miss Universe was crowned at the 2015 ceremony on Sunday night (Dec. 20), after host Steve Harvey mistakenly declared Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, as the winner, when in fact Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach, took the crown. 

In a video message posted hours after the incident, Miss Colombia put on a brave face through her tears, declaring that “everything happens for a reason”:

For his part, Harvey has apologized profusely on Twitter, calling the ordeal a “huge mistake.” Meanwhile, the rest of the Internet has decided to mock him with various memes. 

Watch Wurtzbach, Miss Philippines, comment on her “non-traditional” crowning below: