The long-awaited reunion between Miss Colombia (Ariadna Gutierrez) and Steve Harvey finally took place on the host's talk show.
"I want to make sure she's OK", the comedian said during the Tuesday episode of his show. On one hand, Harvey says he has lost sleep over the humiliation he caused to both finalists, and his family has received death threats due to his mistake. "You have to learn how to read cards", she told him.
Harvey was finally able to secure a face-to-face with Gutierrez as part of a deal brokered by a NBC producer, leading the beauty star to also appear on the "Today" show and "Telemundo. I was excited", she told Harvey.
As Miss Colombia also shuts down the viral post showing her fellow Colombians burning an effigy of Miss Philippines during the New Year, she also hopes that her 15 minutes of fame, regardless of how unconventionally she achieved it, would bring to attention more important issues such as becoming a role model for girls in her home nation, and around the world. "Is Miss Colombia willing to forgive Steve?" the voiceover asked at the beginning of Tuesday's episode, which boasted Harvey's mix-up as "the highest-publicized incident of 2015".
Gutierrez graciously informed the "Family Feud" host she had no intention of suing him. "I want time to slow down so I can keep enjoying this forever", Wurtzbach said. But I don't feel proud about Colombians who are fighting and bashing. After all, his massive Miss Universe mistake was televised to global audiences, and he wanted to get the reconciliation out for the record.
Gutierrez explained to Harvey that Colombians became emotional about the results of the recent pageant because the Miss Colombia contest was the next big thing in her country. "I'm beyond sorry for what happened that night".
"I always dream of being Miss Colombia". Now Harvey is getting real with Gutierrez.