Colombian president forced to reverse celebratory tweet after Miss Universe gaffe

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.

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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."



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