Monday, December 21, 2015

Miss Universe 2015 is COLOMBIA... Oh no, sorry! It's PHILIPPINES!

One of the most unfortunate and embarrassing incidents in the history of the Miss Universe Pageant happened a short while ago when pageant host Steve Harvey made an error by announcing that Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, was named the winner of Miss Universe 2015, and Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach was the runner-up. Just moments later, he announced that Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Philippines, was indeed Miss Universe 2015. What would have been a back to back win for Colombia ended in heartache and tragedy for their delegate, who was visibly shocked, while elated fans from the Philippines celebrated their country's third Miss Universe titleholder. The Philippines last one the title in 1973. The new Miss Universe is 26 years old and stands 1.72m tall. She won her national title on her third attempt and has been a fan favorite for years.

Miss USA, Olivia Jordan was named the second runner-up. Miss France, Flora Coquerel, and Miss Australia, Monica Radulovic, completed the top 5. Misses Curacao, Dominican Republic, Japan, Thailand and Venezuela made it to the top 10 before being eliminated after the evening gown round. The top 15 were completed by the delegates from Belgium, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa.

Miss Thailand won the national costume award.

I'm really happy for Pia who is a stunning, stunning woman. But my heart goes out to Colombia. This should never have happened and has left a sour taste in my mouth. Awful for her and her country. Congratulations Philippines. You finally got that crown that you have been waiting for for 42 years. 


  1. Simply heartbreaking for both Colombia and the Philippines. Poor Miss Colombia doesn’t speak English and likely had no idea what was going on, I can’t even imagine what she went through on that stage. I did feel Philippines deserved to win and it’s so sad she didn’t get the moment she deserved but I’m just so incredibly brokenhearted for Miss Colombia and don’t think I’ll ever shake the image of her standing there and having the crown removed from her head.

  2. I thought that Philippines won before Colombia was crowned. Colombia gave the appearance that she was the winner all throughout the competition when Philippines literally walked and poised like Lady Diana. I also hated how the ending went, but it is live television.... And I loved it how Bulgaria and USA encouraged Philippines to go center stage when Pia was announced the winner. Pia did seem to humble herself from 2014's Miss Philippines pageant which did help her win. My disappointment was not seeing Vietnam, Great Britain, Tanzania, Georgia, Bulgaria, and Sweden not make it to the Top 15.