Former Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez said that she had nothing against Pia Wurtzbach even after what happened during the controversial Miss Universe 2015.
In an interview with Jeff Fernando for the online show “Famous Ka,” the beauty queen said that she and Wurtzbach did not get a chance to talk to each other after the competition.
“Unfortunately, after what happened in Miss Universe in 2015, I never got the chance to see her again. I think we both started a new life. We were both very busy,” she said.
“She was enjoying her year as Miss Universe. She had a lot of things to do. Me as well. I think we got apart because of our jobs, and I never got the opportunity to see her again. I was never in touch anymore with the Miss Universe Organization, so we never got the chance to see each other.”
The former Miss Colombia admitted that this also greatly helped her to move on from what happened.
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“At the beginning, it was hard, to be honest. It was my dream since I was a little girl. It was my dream to be Miss Universe. I spent a couple of years to prepare for that. At the beginning, it was hard. My family was sad and me as well.
“But with all the opportunities that came after that, I started to enjoy life, enjoying every single project that I was in. I was motivated with other stuff that was going on in my life and definitely keeping myself busy with projects. That’s how I moved on with the support and help of my family,” she said.
After five years, Gutierrez said she would love to talk to Wurtzbach, given a chance.
“I really would love to meet her in person. If Pia is watching this, I really would love to meet you very, very soon and like talk about everything that happened from your point of view, from your experience,” she said.
“Because whatever I say, and I say it every time I have an interview, people think I hate her or people think I hate Steve Harvey or whatever. I don’t hate Pia, and I don’t hate Steve because Pia and I, we were both victims of what happened,” she added.