Pia Wurtzbach to Miss Colombia: You're an amazing woman

Joyce Jimenez (Philstar.com) - December 24, 2015 - 10:42pm

MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe Pia Wutzbach of the Philippines sent a message to Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez four days after the Miss Universe fiasco.

On Monday (Philippine time) Miss Universe host Steve Harvey had a mistake in announcing the winner of the pageant. He first called Miss Colombia, but later clarified that it was Miss Philippines who should be crowned Miss Universe.

READ: WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach’s reaction to host’s mix-up

"To Ariadna, you are an amazing woman," Pia said on her Instagram post on Friday. "Now we are bonded together forever by a unique experience."

When they were together preparing for the pageant, Pia said she saw "how strong and beautiful" Ariadna is "inside and out."

She also commended her on how she represented her country with "honor," and said that Colombia is "proud" of what she has achieved.

"Fate has a plan for you, and I'm excited to see what's ahead," she added.

In the end, she asked the public to stop fighting over what happened in the pageant.

"Miss Universe Organization is about uniting empowered women from all over the world," she said.

Pia also pointed out that "arguing and sending hateful messages to each other defeats the whole purpose."

She then thanked everyone who supported her throughout the pageant, and expressed her excitement to start her duties as Miss Universe.



#Repost @missuniverse ??? Wow. Words can't describe how grateful I am for this. It was quite a journey getting here with 3 attempts at winning Miss Philippines. Now, I finally got the best Christmas gift ever – and not just for me, for my country. I'd like to say thank you to everyone who believed in my potential and those who supported me from the beginning. To everyone who voted for me, especially to my fellow countrymen, thank you. Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat. To Ariadna, you are an amazing woman and we are now bonded together forever by a unique experience. In the last 3 weeks we were together, I saw how strong and beautiful you are inside and out. You represented your country with honor and I know how proud everyone must be of you. Fate has a plan for you, and I’m excited to see what’s ahead. And to all the fans who are still fighting about this…Please let's all stop now. The Miss Universe Organization is about uniting empowered women from all over the world. Arguing and sending hateful messages to each other defeats the whole purpose. You believe in the message of Miss Universe and so do I. Again, thank you for the love. I'm excited to begin my duties as Miss Universe and I wish everyone, all the contestants and all the supporters a great holiday with their loved ones. Happy Holidays and let' look forward to a great start to the new year! #MissUniverse - Pia

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