Miss Colombia thanks fans, salutes Philippines after Miss Universe mess

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Miss Colombia thanked fans and saluted the true Miss Universe winner after the ordeal.

Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez is grateful for her fleeting reign as Miss Universe: “I was able to bring happiness to my country after becoming Miss Universe for only a couple of minutes,” she posted. “I also want to congratulate the Philippines for their new Miss Universe. The happiness that you must be feeling must be incredible.”

See her entire message below.

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“After the storm comes the calm. I want to thank each and everyone of you who have sent messages of support and strength,” she wrote. “Every one of you has become an incredible human being in my book and I am the most fortunate and thankful for having the support not only from one country but from the whole entire world.”

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“Your destiny is written for you. And my destiny was this. I was able to bring happiness to my country after becoming Miss Universe for only a couple of minutes,” Gutiérrez continued. “Today because of that COLOMBIA and the LATIN COMMUNITY are being talked about in every corner of the world. I also want to congratulate the Philippines for their new Miss Universe. The happiness that you must be feeling must be incredible. Life continues and in the future we will find out why things happen the way they happen. Thank you all for your LOVE SUPPORT and KINDNESS.”

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