Shanna Moakler does not think Ariadna Gutierrez should be calling herself Miss Universe.
The former Miss USA spoke exclusively to ET about Miss Colombia's recent posts on social media, where she continued to refer to herself as Miss Universe. While Moakler says, "I don't think that's really appropriate," she nevertheless feels bad for Gutierrez's predicament.
"I can’t even begin to imagine the array of emotions she has, but there is only one winner in pageants," Moakler insists. "I was first runner-up, and there is something to be said about losing gracefully."
The fact that the final two countries in play were Colombia and the Philippines, Moakler says, only exacerbated the fallout from the mistake.
"Colombia, Philippines, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Mexico, these are all powerhouse countries in pageants, and have very aggressive fans, this is like soccer to many in these countries," she tells ET.
As for Donald Trump's idea for a shared crown, Moakler disagrees, noting that would be unfair to Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach.
"He just isn’t what I look for, or what the majority of pageant fans look for in a pageant host," she argues. "He is great with ad-libs, and is a fantastic comedian, but...I'd like to see someone who has some understanding of the world of pageantry and what is at stake."
"It’s not just about beautiful women in bikinis," she stresses. "These women have worked for years, and truly make a difference in their chosen platforms. I'd like to see someone who understands and honors that."
Watch the video below for Miss Colombia's emotional letter reflecting on her Miss Universe experience.