After more than one week of silence, Miss Universe 2015 first runner-up Ariadna Gutierrez finally breaks her silence. She finally stated that she is extremely happy and satisfied being a first runner-up because it is a rare opportunity for a candidate to go that far even if they are close to getting the crown. However, the announcement mix-up was the most humiliating experience that she encountered, facing millions or even billions of viewers and fans from around the world that made her feel significantly dismayed.
|Miss Universe 2015 first runner-up Ariadna Gutierrez|
The conclusion of Miss Universe 2015 was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America on December 20, 2015. Steve Harvey made a mistake for announcing the wrong winner. After initially announcing that Colombia is Miss Universe 2015, the elimination card clearly indicated that Miss Philippines is the rightful winner. A few minutes after announcing the wrong winner, the Miss Universe host returned back to the stage and corrected his mistake. He re-announced that Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez is the first runner-up while Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is the actual winner of the event that irked Colombian supporters as well as other countries in Latin American countries.
Ariadna Gutierrez is deeply saddened because Steve Harvey never approached her to offer personal apology. After all what have had happened to her, she should have felt more at ease if Steve Harvey immediately approached her to say sorry for the announcement mix up. It made the experience more hurtful and created a more agonizing pain because words of apology could have been a key factor for relieving her stressful experience.
Miss Colombia Universe 2015 who is now Miss Universe 2015 first runner-up thought that Steve Harvey was just joking. However, she realized that Steve is actually telling the truth. She stated that she is just a woman with a weak heart who was easily hurt by the wrong announcement. She felt humilitated in front of the stage. There were no sensitivity that was applied in behalf of her personal integrity that affected her self-esteem.
|Ariadna was comforted by other delegates after the crowning moment|
After the pageant, Ariadna Gutierrez was seen crying. She stood in front with Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach who was then crowned as Miss Universe 2015. Candidates mostly from the Latin American countries approached and comforted Ariadna after the show. While Pia was congratulated by her closest peers during the pageant.
Ariadna is still happy for Miss Philippine's win because she thought that Pia made a great performance during the event.
Ariadna indicated that life should go on and be thankful for all the blessings that we have
There were speculations that the announcement mix-up was considered to be an intentional fault on behalf of the host. Although the consequence may be too harsh for Ariadna, the issue could generate a positive outcome for the new management of Miss Universe Organization.
Critics say that the fault of Steve Harvey aims to create worldwide publicity in order to break previous mass media attention that was handled by Donald Trump's Trump Organization.
Steve Harvey's mistake generated ire among netizens for negatively humiliating Ariadna. However, the consequences of his wrong announcement divided the perception of some delegates in support and against both Ariadna and Pia.
Conclusion of the pageant
The 64th edition of Miss Universe in Las Vegas was won by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, bagging the third crown for the Philippines. Miss Colombia's Ariadna Gutierrez is the reigning first runner-up while Miss USA Olivia Jordan is the second runner-up. Rounding up the top 5 are Miss Australia and Miss France.