8 Oct – The first runner-up of Miss Universe 2015 Ariadna Gutierrez has recently denied the claims that she was questioning Pia Wurtzbach's victory at the said pageant during a recent interview.
As reported on Push, the Colombian beauty queen, who received backlash following an interview in which she likened Wurtzbach to a ghost, stated that her words were misconstrued by people who didn't understand what she was saying, adding that she was not saying Wurtzbach was undeserving of her title.
"I feel so sad for the super nice [Filipinos] I've met in my life. They are not like this," she added.
In the actual interview, Gutierrez, who has been continuously linked to Wurtzbach ever since Miss Universe pageant host Steve Harvey mistakenly read her name as the winner only to have the crown taken away from her moments later to be given to Wurtzbach in the said 2015 competition, told the interviewer that she never thought that the German-Filipina beauty was a competition as she rarely saw her.
"[She is like]... a ghost! You see her and never again, like the exit signs! Nobody saw her. I used to go with the Latinas but we sat with the Asians and I did not notice her. She was very solitary, too. I did not notice her and when I did, I did not think of her as my competition. That is the truth," she said.
(Photo Source: REUTERS/Steve Marcus)