After mistakingly naming her the winner, comedian and host Steve Harvey finally came face-to-face with Miss Universe 2015 first runner up Ariadna Gutierrez during an appearance on his talk show.
Gutierrez said she’d accepted the host’s apology and opened up about how the intensely awkward moment has felt like a bit of a blessing.
“It was the happiest four minutes and a half that I ever had. I have been able to make an entire country happy. But after that, I felt horrible. I was crying a lot. Now I can say, ‘OK, it was the worst night of my life, but it was the best one, too,” she said.
When Harvey, asks for her honest feedback on his hosting skills, Gutierrez answered in jest, “You have to learn how to read cards, because it was on the card!”
“You wanted me to win,” she continued joking, which Harvey responded to with a resounding, “Yes! I’m off the hook, hell that’s it. I wanted you to win, I can leave it at that.”