Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, says she first thought Steve Harvey was making a joke when it was revealed that he had accidentally crowned her Miss Universe.
"It was very humiliating for me, but also for the whole country and for all the people not only from Colombia but the other Latinos that were in the auditorium," she told Colombia's W radio on Wednesday (via Latin Times).
During the pageant, Harvey accidentally named Miss Colombia the winner of Miss Universe instead of Miss Philippines. The gaffe made the pageant a top story, leading many to speculate if it was all a ratings ploy. "If that was the goal, they succeeded," Gutierrez said.
After the flub, former Miss Universe pageant owner Donald Trump reacted to the news, telling the Today show that the women should have been co-winners. "For the first time, I agree with him," Gutierrez quipped.
Miss USA, Olivia Jordan, was the second runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant and, like Miss Colombia, admitted to ET that she too thought Harvey was making a joke.
"Well, Steve came back out after [Miss] Colombia was taking her walk as the new Miss Universe, and [he] came out and said that he made a mistake, which was shocking!" she explained. "I was standing with Pia and I turned to her and I said, 'I think you are Miss Universe!' But she didn't know. We didn't know how to react."
Here's more of Jordan's reaction to the shocking blunder: