Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos took to Twitter to initially celebrate her victory, congratulating Ariadna Gutierrez for her supposed win. In fact, it would have been the second consecutive year for a Miss Colombia to nab the Miss Universe title, after last year’s crowned winner, Paulina Vega.
I was watching Miss Universe with my family and we even celebrated when we heard Colombia was going to be Miss Universe for the second year in a row. Miss Colombia was marvelous and spectacular,” the leader said via his country’s counsul general in NYC. “It was a letdown when the host said he made a mistake. I don’t believe this has ever happened in the history of Miss Universe. For me, Miss Colombia is Miss Universe and will continue to be Miss Universe. They placed the crown on her, there is a photo and for me as a Colombian she will continue to be Miss Universe.”