Miss Colombia's response to awkward Miss Universe mistake is perfect and gracious

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Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, is the epitome of grace, dignity and humility.

"Everything happens for a reason," a tearful Gutierrez said in a video posted to Twitter by the Miss Universe pageant.

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After being incorrectly crowned the new Miss Universe on Sunday -- an honor that was soon given to the actual winner, Miss Philippines, in one of the most awkward live TV moments of all time -- the 21-year-old pageant star kept her head held high.

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Miss Colombia's response to awkward Miss Universe mistake is perfect and gracious
Former Miss Universe Paulina Vega, center, removes the crown from Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, left, before giving it to Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, right, at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. Gutierrez was incorrectly named the winner before Wurtzbach was given the Miss Universe crown. (AP Photo/John Locher)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: (L-R) Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez, has her crown removed by Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega, and given to the winner of Miss Universe 2015, Miss Phillipines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, was incorrectly named Miss Universe 2015 during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (R), reacts as she is crowned the 2015 Miss Universe by 2014 Miss Universe Paulina Vega (C) during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez, was mistakenly named as Miss Universe 2015 instead of First Runner-up. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (R), reacts as she is crowned the 2015 Miss Universe by 2014 Miss Universe Paulina Vega (C) during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez, was mistakenly named as Miss Universe 2015 instead of First Runner-up. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, who was mistakenly named as First Runner-up, reacts as she is named the 2015 Miss Universe during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (C), who was mistakenly named as First Runner-up reacts with other contestants after being named the 2015 Miss Universe during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (C), who was mistakenly named as First Runner-up reacts with other contestants after being named the 2015 Miss Universe during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is crowned Miss Universe 2015 on stage during the 2015 MISS UNIVERSE show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, California, on December 20, 2015. Miss Philippines was named Miss Universe, but in a drama-filled turn worthy of a telenovela. The pageant's host comedian Steve Harvey, also a talk show host, misread the card which he said had Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Other contestants comfort Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, center, after she was incorrectly crowned Miss Universe at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was named Miss Universe. (AP Photo/John Locher)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez, is incorrectly named Miss Universe 2015 instead of First Runner-up during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winner of Miss Universe is Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (not pictured). (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Steve Harvey holds up the card showing the winners after he incorrectly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was named Miss Universe. (AP Photo/John Locher)
The card with the winners is displayed on a screen at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez was incorrectly named as the winner before the crown was awarded to Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. (AP Photo/John Locher)
From left, Miss USA Olivia Jordan, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez and Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach react as they make the final three at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Miss USA Olivia Jordan reacts as she makes it into the final five at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
The final five contestants, including Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, center, react on stage at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Seven of the final 15 contestants pose on stage at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, left, and Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach react as they make the final three at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss USA 2015, Olivia Jordan, is named a top three finalist during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez, is named a top three finalist during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, is named a top three finalist during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach reacts as she was announced as the new Miss Universe at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez was incorrectly named as Miss Universe before her crown was taken away. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, right, reacts as the announcer incorrectly names her the new Miss Universe next to Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, left, at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. Wurtzbach was later given the crown after an announcing error. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez competes in the swimsuit competition at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
From left, Miss Thailand Aniporn Chalermburanawong, Miss Japan Ariana Miyamoto, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez and Miss USA Olivia Jordan stand on stage at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: The top 15 finalists (L-R) Miss USA 2015, Olivia Jordan, Miss France 2015, Flora Coquerel, Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Dominican Republic 2015, Clarissa Molina, Miss Indonesia 2015, Anindya Kusuma Putri, Miss Australia 2015, Monika Radulovic, Miss Brazil 2015, Marthina Brandt, compete during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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"I'm happy! I'm happy for all what I did to [reach] this dream," Gutierrez said. "Thank you all, thank you for voting for me."

Miss Colombia's emotional words were soon drowned out by a chorus of her friends and fellow contests yelling, "We love you!"

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Being gracious in the face of defeat is one thing, but being this gracious after being led to believe that you're the new Miss Universe and having the crown pulled off your head in front of millions of viewers? That's another level of grace and class all together.

For more on Miss Universe host Steve Harvey's embarrassing mistake, check out the video below:

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