Miss Colombia Commits Suicide Moments After Being De-Crowned.
1. Miss Colombia committed suicide after the mistake that accidentally crowned her Miss Universe was rectified.
2. Miss Colombia commits suicide after accidentally crowned Miss Universe 2015.
Hoax or Fact:
Stories doing rounds online claim that Miss Colombia committed suicide after she was accidentally crowned Miss Universe 2015. No, it is not a fact.
About the De-crowning Incident
On 20 December 2015, during the broadcast of Miss Universe 2015 contest, the host Steve Harvey made a mistake by declaring the wrong pageant contestant as winner. Instead of declaring Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as the Miss Universe 2015 winner, he accidentally announced the name of Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez. Following the announcement, there were cheers from the crowd and happy tears from Ariadna Gutierrez as she was crowned and given her sash and bouquet of flowers. But as Ariadna walked to the edge of the stage, the host Steve Harvey returned to explain the 'horrible mistake'. Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez was in fact the first runner-up and the real winner was Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. Following this, the Miss Universe 2015 crown was removed from Ariadna's head and placed on Wurtzbach's. Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez was genuinely shocked. You can watch the incident in video shown in this article. Later, Steve Harvey took to his Twitter account and apologized to Miss Colombia, Miss Philippines and the viewers for his mistake.
Following this public gaffe, many rumors surfaced about Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez and the host Steve Harvey. The claim that Miss Columbia committed suicide moments after she was de-crowned originated from an article on website Super 7 News that seems to be taken down later. According to the article, hours after she was de-crowned, Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez was found dead inside her changing room, and that authorities believed she committed suicide because of the aforementioned incident, because they found multiple pill bottles around Gutierrez’s corpse. The fact of matter being, no such incident has happened, and the website Super 7 News has history of publishing fake stories as news. Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez did not commit suicide after being de-crowned as Miss Universe 2015.
There was also another rumor around the de-crowning incident, which said Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez planned to Sue the host Steve Harvey for $5 million dollars for his error. This particular claim originated from an article on hereitbeforenews.com, which is simply a satire based entertainment website.