Only an international beauty contest winner can understand the pain and embarrassment that Miss Colombia experienced at the unbelievable goof-up that unfolded at Miss Universe 2015 after she was dethroned as the winner and the title passed on to Miss Philippines all due to the error of host of the show. Actress Priyanka Chopra, a former Miss World herself, expressed her deep disappointment at the unfortunate episode.
“I felt really really bad for Miss Colombia,” Priyanka Chopra told The Indian Express.com at the launch of ‘Jai Gangaajal’ trailer in Mumbai on Tuesday (December 22). (Read: Jai Gangaajal trailer: Priyanka Chopra is a fierce cop in Prakash Jha film)
Priyanka Chopra also appeared speechless and said she wouldn’t have known how to react had it happened to her.
Watch video: I Felt Bad For Miss Colombia, Says Priyanka Chopra
Taking a moment to compose herself, Priyanka said, “It was so embarrassing when I saw it.” (Also read: ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actress Priyanka Chopra feels ‘lovely’ to be back home)
The Miss Universe contestant from the Philippines is this year’s winner but for one brief moment Sunday (December 20) evening, it appeared as if it might be a repeat win for Colombia.
Colombia contestant Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo was already wearing the crown as this year’s Miss Universe winner when host Steve Harvey returned to apologize.
Harvey says it was his mistake and that he would take responsibility for not reading the card correctly that named contestant Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach this year’s winner and Colombia the first runner-up. (With AP Inputs)