Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines is the new Miss Universe, and no matter what Steve Harvey might have said when he accidentally crowned Miss Colombia in her place, Wurtzbach isn’t willing to share her crown or her title.
During an interview with Good Morning America on Monday, Wurzbach responded to the suggestion made by Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo, saying that the two might share the crown in the wake of the mix-up.
“I think it would be a little bit difficult for two girls to share a crown,” Wurtzbach said, “but I have high hopes that this will this give great opportunities for me and Miss Colombia.”
Wurzbach said that she had been in contact with Arevalo. “She’s OK, I understand how she feels…I know that she is a beautiful young lady. She’s very talented and I think she’ll have a lot of other opportunities,” she said.
She went on to talk about her plans for the future as this year’s Miss Universe. She said that she wanted to campaign against HIV/AIDs and cyberbullying and that she would like to pursue her dream of becoming a Bond girl.
As for Harvey, Wurzbach said she would not be opposed to him returning to host the next pageant.
“Maybe the way it was written, it was a little confusing,” she said. “I understand. It was his first time to judge a pageant, but it’s OK. He’s human. People make mistakes.”
“Steve Harvey was very gracious to apologize. I accept his apology and I think it speaks a lot about his character.”
Check out the full interview below.