This year’s Paris Fashion Week isn’t just a showcase for the Spring/Summer 2024 collections—it also served as the backdrop for an iconic moment that had been long-awaited by pageant fans: Pia Wurtzbach and Miss Colombia 2015 Ariadna Gutiérrez—the contestant who was mistakenly crowned Miss Universe on that fateful night—just reunited in the fashion capital!
LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach and Ariadna Gutierrez Reunite at Paris Fashion Week
The two snapped for a photo together, dispelling rumors of a rift that had been circulating in the pageant world for years.
“The reunion you’ve all been waiting for,” Pia wrote on Instagram.
The Miss Universe 2015 coronation night is etched in every pageant fan’s memory as one of the most unforgettable moments in history. Hosted by comedian and TV personality Steve Harvey, the night took an unexpected turn when he erroneously announced Ariadna Gutiérrez from Colombia as the winner, instead of Pia Wurtzbach from the Philippines.
The audience watched in disbelief as Miss Colombia was crowned and celebrated her victory, only to have the crown and sash removed moments later when Harvey realized his mistake. However, the two beauty queens handled the situation with grace.
Fast forward to their iconic Fashion Week reunion, Ariadna took to Instagram to express her delight at seeing Pia again. "It's been almost eight years since the last time we were together. So happy to see you again @piawurtzbach," she wrote. Aww!
Netizens and Celebrities React to Pia Wurtzbach and Ariadna Gutierrez's Miss Universe 2015 Reunion
Of course, fans and fellow beauty queens were thrilled to see the two together, putting to rest any lingering rumors of a feud between Pia and Ariadna that had circulated from 2015 to 2020.
"The world, the Universe rather, is healed," one netizen quips.
"Case closed. Both of them are good friends. Lets all move forward and be happy that both of them are successful in their own personal lives now," says another.
Even Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Tebow, and Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza reacted to the heartwarming news!
It's evident that Pia and Ariadna have gracefully moved beyond the controversial incident, as each have carved their unique paths in the industry. Way to go, you two!