Miss Universe Bulgaria 2015 Radost Todorova, 25, has always been supportive of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, 31, of the Philippines. Recently, the Bulgarian beauty queen defended her German-Filipino friend from a recent statement by Miss Universe 2015 first runner-up Ariadna Gutierrez, 26, of Colombia.
In an online interview with Miss Universe 2017 first runner-up Laura Barjum, 25, of Colombia and Colombian blogger Hector Cermeño, Gutierrez revealed that she never thought Wurtzbach was going to win Miss Universe 2015. In Spanish, Gutierrez said, “I actually saw her twice during the competition, once at the dining area and during rehearsals.
“But as a person, (she is) like a… a ghost!” Gutierrez said of Wurtzbach. “You see her and never again like the exit signs. Nobody saw her. I used to go with the Latinas but we sat with the Asians and I did not notice her.”
“She was very solitary, too,” Gutierrez continued. “I did not notice her and when I did, I did not think of her as my competition. That is the truth.”
Many beauty pageant fans disliked Gutierrez’s statement and so did Todorova. Miss Universe Bulgaria 2015 commented, “Of course you didn’t see her!”
“I remember you were always laughing at us, at our clothes and pieces of jewelry, at our walks and talks,” Todorova said of Gutierrez. “You were only with the other Latinas looking down on us! I stand behind my words and that’s why we are all happy that Pia won.”
“You need to be beautiful inside and out, not only looking like a Victoria Secret model and acting like the queen of England,” Todorova went on to give Gutierrez a piece of advice. “You will never be unless you start acting like a decent human being.”
Back in 2015, Miss Universe 2015 host Steve Harvey, 63, incorrectly announced Gutierrez as the winner and Wurtzbach as the runner-up. The host immediately rectified it and informed everyone that it was the other way around.
Wurtzbach was confused and hesitated to go get the crown at the time. In the background, Todorova cheered on the Philippines’ representative to Miss Universe 2015 to go ahead to centerstage to claim the crown.