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Miss Philippines Posts Makeup-Free Selfie After Awkward Miss Universe Mix-Up

by John Boone 3:01 PM PST, December 21, 2015
Playing Miss Philippines Posts Makeup-Free Selfie After Awkward Miss Universe Mix-Up

It appears the new Miss Universe is over the drama already.

Miss Philippines, 26-year-old Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, officially commenced her Miss Universe duties today, after Sunday night’s painfully awkward telecast, in which host Steve Harvey accidentally crowned Miss Colombia as the winner, before correcting the mistake live on air.

Her first order of business as winner? A make-up free Instagram photo!

My 1st day as #MissUniverse has officially begun! Starting it off fresh-faced and #ConfidentlyBeautiful #👑

A photo posted by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@missuniverse) on

“My 1st day as #MissUniverse has officially begun. Starting it off fresh-faced and #ConfidentlyBeautiful,” Wurtzbach wrote, adding a crown emoji for good measure.

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Once the beauty queen was all dolled up, she posted another photo on her personal account with the caption, “42 years of drought and now it finally reigns :)”

We can’t help but notice she's holding onto her crown -- though, after watching it get taken from Miss Colombia's head in front of millions of viewers, we don’t blame Wurtzbach for playing it safe!

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As for the moment she thought she lost, Wurtzbach told ET, “I was confused. I wasn’t sure what was going on. I had to ask my [manager] many times like, 'Did I really win? Am I really Miss Universe? Are you going to take the crown from me now?'”

Meanwhile, Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez broke her silence and gracefully said, "Everything happens for a reason.” Find out what else the first runner-up had to say:

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