Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez is okay with her loss and you should be too
"My destiny was this," the Miss Universe runner-up says in a heartfelt message about the embarrassing incident
Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez may have had the Miss Universe crown taken away from her because of host Steve Harvey's slip up, but she isn't going to play the blame game.
"After the storm comes the calm. I want to thank each and every one of you who have sent me messages of support and strength. Every one of you has become an incredible human being in my book and I am the most fortunate and thankful for having the support not only from one country but from the whole entire world," the 21-year-old wrote on her Instagram.
"Your destiny is written for you. And my destiny was this. I was able to bring happiness to my country after becoming Miss Universe for only a couple of minutes... Today because of that COLOMBIA and the LATIN COMMUNITY are being talked about in every corner of the world. I also want to congratulate the Philippines for their new Miss Universe," she continued. "The happiness that you must be feeling must be incredible. Life continues and in the future we will find out why things happen the way they happen. Thank you for all your LOVE SUPPORT and KINDNESS."
Although (understandably) upset, she expressed how grateful she was that she came this far in the competition.
Ariadna may have taken her loss well, but some of the other contestants were reportedly not as forgiving about the sudden turn of events.
Germany's Sarah-Lorraine Riek even claimed that none of the girls voted for Miss Philippines.
"I was so upset... I was very happy for Colombia actually, she really deserved it and I'm really not happy with the result and neither are the other girls," she said. "None of us [the other contestants] voted for the Philippines... I'm really not happy with the result."
Be that as it may, we think everyone can take a leaf out of Ariadna's book; when you lose, lose graciously.