It was her home turf, but Miss USA Olivia Jordan took her Miss Universe loss well. She may have not won the title, but she took home the second runner-up crown and the respect of the Internet.
During the crowning of Miss Universe 2015, it was down to Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez and Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach. The host, Steve Harvey, accidentally mixed them up, crowning Miss Colombia as Miss Universe. The moment made for embarrassing TV as Gutiérrez was forced to remove her sash and crown in front of the universe.
Jordan became a social media darling when she was seen smiling and encouraging a shocked Wurtzbach to take the stage (in the background, Miss Bulgaria Radostina Todorova is seen cheering and urging Wurtzbach to go to the front of the stage), proving that she has one of the hallmarks of a beauty queen: class.
And she proved this today when she posted a Facebook update on her loss and the power of rejection. She says:
Sometimes, it’s just not for us. The job, the interview, the man, or, in this case, the crown…sometimes, it’s just for someone else. Not because they are better, more qualified, prettier, nicer, superior to us, but because it is their opportunity, not ours.
And that’s okay, because our opportunities – our job, our interview, the man of our dreams – are not for them either. They’re ours. And they’re often right on the other side of rejection.
There can only be one woman that represents the Universe, although there were many that would have been phenomenal in the role (what an incredible group of women). I have no doubt Pia Wurtzbach will represent us all with class and grace and be absolutely incredible this year and beyond. So for all 79 contestants that I’m sure other big things are in store for, I look forward to seeing what our futures will hold.
Miss USA may not have won the crown, but she won bestie of the year.
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