Miss Colombia Responds to Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe Gaffe on Instagram

“I was able to bring happiness to my country after becoming Miss Universe for only a couple of minutes,” Ariadna Gutierrez writes

Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez posted a touching message to her country and her fans on Instagram Tuesday.

“Your destiny is written for you. And my destiny was this,” she wrote. “I was able to bring happiness to my country after becoming Miss Universe for only a couple of minutes.”

Gutierrez was mistakenly crowned the winner at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant on Sunday when host Steve Harvey read the wrong name off of his cue card. After the mistake was cleared up, her crown was removed and given to Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach.

“Today because of that COLOMBIA and the LATIN COMMUNITY are being talked about in every corner of the world,” she continued. “I also want to congratulate the Philippines for their new Miss Universe.”

Gutierrez had previously posted messages to her Instagram account about the gaffe, including several photos of her wearing the crown.

“❤️ This moments will always be with me,” she wrote in a post accompanying several photos of her short-lived stint as Miss Universe. “#missuniverse #misscolombia #backtoback Lo logramos COLOMBIA!”

Read her full message below:

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. ❤️

A photo posted by Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo (@gutierrezary) on

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