Miss Germany Sarah-Lorraine Riek has apologised after she slammed the Miss Universe winner – Miss Philippines – claiming no-one voted for her.
Host Steve Harvey managed to mess up the announcement of the winner leading Runner-Up Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez-Arévalo to be crowned winner in front of millions of viewers by mistake.
After realising his massive blunder, Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach was then revealed as the correct winner during the ceremony in Las Vegas, with Ariandna being forced to hand over her crown.
Just days later, Miss Germany Sarah-Lorraine, who came unplaced in the competition, admitted that she wasn’t happy with the result.
“I really couldn’t believe it, I was so upset. For me Miss France as the real winner,” she said in an interview uploaded to Facebook page Missosology.
“I was very happy for Miss Colombia because she really deserved it. I’m really not happy with the result and so are the other girls, I’m sorry to say it,” she added.
“Because no one of us voted for Philippines. I’m so sorry to say it.”
Now she has reportedly apologised for her comments, with the Miss Universe Germany team issuing a statement on their official Facebook page – shortly before the entire page was pulled down.
According to reports, the post read: “Miss Universe-Germany Sarah-Lorraine feels sorry for her colleague and friend Miss Colombia. This must have been the worst nightmare. She never intended to offend Miss Philippines in any way. She feels sorry for both girls.”
“She is really sorry if the video suggests anything else than that,” it added.
“Sarah-Lorraine is very happy a half-German girl brings the crown of course a bit to Germany as well!” the statement went on.
The two contestants involved in Sunday night’s embarrassing mix up have since spoken out.
Breaking her silence Colombian beauty Ariadna managed to stay surprisingly upbeat and insisted moments after the fiasco that she wasn’t annoyed.
“Everything happens for a reason, so I’m happy,” she said wiping tears from her eyes moments after leaving the stage.
“Thank you for voting for me.”
The real winner, Pia Wurtzbach admitted it had been a “very non-traditional crowning moment”.
When asked about the awkward incident, she said it was: “Very 2015!”
Host Steve Hervey is going to struggle to live down the epic mistake after it was broadcast to millions of viewers around the world.