MANILA, Philippines – After German contestant Sarah-Lorraine Riek’s controversial interview saying she was unhappy with Pia Wurtzbach’s win, an apology was issued on the Miss Universe Germany Facebook page. (WATCH: Miss Universe Germany upset over PH win)
According to reports, a post on the official Miss Universe Germany Facebook page said Sarah-Lorraine felt sorry for Miss Colombia and that she didn’t mean to offend Pia with her statement.
“She is really sorry if the video suggests anything else than that. It’s an emotional roller coaster what happened yesterday in Las Vegas. She and all the other girls felt so sorry for Colombia at that moment. They could all imagine how this must feel. That’s not the final result moment what you wish for anyone. And also for Pia.
“Sara-Lorraine is very happy a half-German girl brings the crown of course to Germany as well! Congrats to our friends of Philippines for winning the crown after all. She wishes Pia all the best for this year as Miss Universe 2015.”
Miss Universe-Germany’s Facebook page has since been taken down.
Meanwhile, the group that handles the Miss Germany pageant said on social media that they don’t handle the Miss Universe Germany representative, and that they don’t share Sarah-Lorraine’s opinion.
The group wrote, “Some messages came across [that] we were not too happy to hear about. Some people blamed us for the comment Miss Universe Germany, Sarah-Lorraine Riek, has given. We just want to make clear that THIS STATEMENT does NOT REFLECT OUR POINT OF VIEW – not of the event and of course not of the beautiful winner Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
“We are actually crowning Miss Germany only based and organized here in Germany. We are not sending Germany´s delegate to [the] Miss Universe pageant. Hoping for [your] understanding, we really feel sorry for the difficult situation [that] sprang up yesterday night.”
They also congratulated Pia on her win.
COMMENT TO THE COMMENT – MISS UNIVERSEFirst of all – we honestly congratulate Miss Philippines to her title Miss…Posted by Miss Germany Corporation on Monday, 21 December 2015
During the Miss Universe 2015 coronation night, host Steve Harvey misread the winners announcement cue card and announced that Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez won the competition.
He later went back onstage, apologized, and said that Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach was the winner of Miss Universe 2015.
A video of Sarah-Lorraine was then posted on the Facebook page of pageant website Missosology. In the video, Sarah-Lorraine is being interviewed after the coronation, and she said that she and other contestants did not support Pia’s win.
Miss Universe Germany Sarah-Lorraine Riek has since been criticized on social media for her words against Pia. – Rappler.com
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