For a brief moment, the 21-year-old's Miss Universe dreams came true, when Steve Harvey (the pageant's host) named her as the winner by mistake. Before she could had grabbed her breath, the crown was taken snatched away from her. It was given to Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, News.com.au reported.
After the incident, fans took to the social media to cheer Gutierrez up, including Sofia Vergara, who tweeted that Gutierrez is "still the queen."
Colombia's consul general to New York, Maria Isabel Nieto, said she doesn't think that Miss Colombia is very affected by all this.
President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos said that Gutierrez is "still Miss Universe" in his eyes, adding "They put the crown on her head. The photos are there to prove it."
Gutierrez's tearful expression as Wurtzbach received the crown likely worsened her fans' worries.
Breaking her silence, in a video, on Harvey's blunder, Miss Colombia said, "Everything happens for a reason, so I'm happy. Thank you for voting for me."
According to reports, Harvey's now-infamous gaffe took place as he didn't practice reading the winner's name. Insiders also revealed that Harvey was spotted gambling and drinking just hours before the live-to-air pageant began.
Later, the 58-year-old American comedian apologised to both the women, writing: 'I'd like to apologise wholeheartedly to Miss Colombia & Miss Philippines for my huge mistake. I feel terrible.'