"From an audience perspective, it was very surprising," Pia recalled. "You don't expect something like that to happen. It's a human mistake. It's live television. It happens, and Steve Harvey apologized for it right away. I respect him for that."
After the debacle, former co-owner of the pageant, Donald Trump, weighed in on what he would do if he was in charge of the contest, saying that he would have made them co-winners.
"I think that it would be a challenge for two girls to share a crown," Pia shared. "It's never been done before."
Despite the drama that Pia and Ariadna have gone through together, their bond remains intact.
"During Christmas Day, that was actually her birthday as well, I messaged her," Pia said. "I wished her happy birthday and merry Christmas. I wished her well. I said, 'I hope you're OK,' and she replied back. That was the only time I was able to talk to her. I didn't see her backstage."