Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez went through a roller coaster of emotions on live television, but the beauty pageant contestant had nothing but heartfelt words to share after going through such a disappointing experience.
The runner-up, who was initially named Miss Universe before being stripped of the crown minutes later after realizing that Miss Philippines was the actual winner, took to Instagram tonight to share a touching message about the entire snafu, and to thank fans for the support and love she's received throughout this time.
Posting a photo of herself making the shape of a heart with her hands on stage on Sunday night, Gutiérrez wrote, "After the storm comes the calm. I want to thank each and everyone of you who have sent messages of support and strength. Every one of you has become an incredible human being in my book and I am the most fortunate and thankful for having the support not only from one country but from the whole entire world."