Hoax Alert: Miss Colombia Will NOT Sue Steve Harvey For Miss Universe Error

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  • by: Alan Duke

A fake report going viral on social nets says that Miss Colombia Ariadna Guitierrez is suing Steve Harvey for mistakenly announcing that she was Miss Universe. It is a hoax published on a website Celebtricity.com, which is known for generating huge traffic with fake reports.

The false story says: "According to Miss Colombia, she plans to sue Steve Harvey for five million dollars because he wrongfully announced another contender as the winner for 2015 miss universe. That mistake has put distress in my life, and i don't think I'm ever going to be the same person again."

See also: Miss Colombia Photo Gallery: Touching Messages, Beautiful Images

This video posted on the Miss Universe Facebook page should be enough evidence.

A message from Miss Universe Colombia.

Posted by Miss Universe on Sunday, December 20, 2015

Also, Guitierrez posted a touching message on her Instagram account saying that she was at peace with what happened, suggesting that it was her destiny.

After the storm comes the calm. I want to thank each and everyone of you who have sent messages of support and strength. Every one of you has become an incredible human being in my book and I am the most fortunate and thankful for having the support not only from one country but from the whole entire world. Your destiny is written for you. And my destiny was this. I was able to bring happiness to my country after becoming Miss Universe for only a couple of minutes... Today because of that COLOMBIA and the LATIN COMMUNITY are being talked about in every corner of the world. I also want to congratulate the Philippines for their new Miss Universe πŸ™πŸΌ. The happiness that you must be feeling must be incredible. Life continues and in the future we will find out why things happen the way they happen. Thank you all for your LOVE SUPPORT and KINDNESS. ❀️

A photo posted by Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo (@gutierrezary) on

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  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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