- Category: World News
- Published Monday, December 21, 2015
- CTV News
BOGOTA -- President Juan Manuel Santos has had to reverse a celebratory tweet after discovering that Miss Colombia had been mistakenly named the winner of the Miss Universe contest in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Before the error was discovered, Santos wrote: "Colombians! The most beautiful in the world. Miss Universe 2016!!!! What pride!"
But just seconds later it was announced that Miss Colombia Adriadna Gutierrez Arevalo was the first runner-up rather than the winner.
Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines was named the winner of the international beauty contest.
Santos wrote to Gutierrez in a subsequent Tweet: "For us you'll always be our Miss Universe. We feel very proud."