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Miss Colombia calls Miss Universe mix-up a humiliation, but spins incident as kind of triumph

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2015, file photo, contestants comfort Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, center right, after she was incorrectly crowned Miss Universe at the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gutierrez told Colombia’s W radio Wednesday, Dec. 30, that no one can take away the four minutes during which she wore the crown. The Colombian beauty queen who was briefly crowned Miss Universe is making the best of what she calls a humiliating situation. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 30, 2015 - 1:07 PM

BOGOTA - The Colombian beauty queen who was briefly crowned Miss Universe is making the best of what she calls a humiliating situation.

Ariadna Gutierrez told Colombia's W radio Wednesday that no one can take away the four minutes during which she wore the crown.

Gutierrez was accidentally named the winner in Las Vegas earlier this month after host Steve Harvey misread his cue cards. Harvey later announced the crown actually belonged to Miss Philippines.

Miss Colombia says the awkward moment was humbling for her and other Latinos watching the competition.

Gutierrez is now spinning the incident as a kind of triumph.

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