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Miss Colombia Gives Statement After Having Her Miss Universe Crown Snatched

Remember that awkward moment when Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Colombia as the winner of Miss Universe 2015? Well, after days of in-fighting between contestants, Miss Colombia has come forward with a statement.

The runner-up, Miss Ariadna Gutierrez ArevaloMiss Colombia whose crown was literally snatched off her head, says she’s feeling okay about the gaffe, despite it being the most awkward pop culture moment of 2015.

After the storm comes the calm. I want to thank each and everyone of you who have sent 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. 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 ??. 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 all for your LOVE SUPPORT and KINDNESS. ??

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“After the storm comes the calm,” she said via Instagram. “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. The happiness that you must be feeling must be incredible.”

In the world of social media statements, this is about as eloquent and classy as it gets… Let’s take a quick refresher course on what happened:

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