Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, poses for photos after winning the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo : Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Over the past weeks, the Miss Universe 2015 has been the talk of the town. In a recent interview, Miss Universe Pia Wutrzbach revealed that she reached out to Miss Colombia and the Latina did reply back to her.
US Weekly reported that Wurtzbach texted Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, and she replied back. In a previous interview, the beauty queen revealed that she greeted the Latina on her birthday in December but she kept mum about other details of their conversation. The 26-year-old Miss Universe title holder also added that she is not sure where Gutierrez is right now.
"I heard she was in Miami, but I don't know if she went back to Colombia yet. If I ever visit Colombia, I hope to see her," Wurtzbach said.
In a previous statement by Steve Harvey, the comedian said that he messaged Gutierrez but did not hear anything back from her. To recall, Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Colombia as the winner of the pageant and later apologized for the confusion. In his defense, the host owned up to the mistake and took full responsibility of the incident.
While Gutierrez did not respond to Harvey's apology, Wurtzbach said that if it were her, she would respond to the host, seeing his efforts to reach out and make amends.
"I would respond to him. I think it takes a lot for him to admit that he made a mistake, especially like that. It was on live television. For him to consistently keep on reaching out to her - it's a very admirable move from him. But that's me. I wouldn't really know. Maybe she's still in the process of understanding what's going on right now, and I respect that. That's OK. I think she will eventually," Miss Universe 2015 said.
In a report by New York Daily News, the 22-year-old Latina beauty queen admitted that she feels like her dreams were destroyed in mere four minutes. She said that the incident could have been handled differently and criticized the pageant by saying that her feelings didn't seem to matter even if she worked all her life for the Miss Universe crown.
The Latina beauty also revealed that she was so devastated after the pageant. She went to her parents after the show and cried that night.
While many suggested that the two just share the crown after the humiliating incident, Wurtzbach did not approve of the idea and said that it would be difficult to share the crown and the responsibilities tied to it.