Las Vegas, US (BBN)-The video itself is embarrassing enough, watching Miss Colombia hand over her crown to Miss Philippines, having been wrongly declared the winner of Miss Universe 2015.
But for the other competitors in the auditorium, it was one of their biggest fears come true, reports BBC.
“I felt so sorry for Miss Colombia, to have that dream of winning Miss Universe and then have it ripped away from her so soon,” says Chloe Othen.
“It’s just your worst nightmare.”
Chloe competes in beauty pageants and was at the Miss Universe final in Las Vegas to support her friend Nena France, who was representing Great Britain.
She says the audience fell “silent” when Steve Harvey came on stage to reveal he had made a mistake.
The host of Miss Universe has apologised after naming the wrong woman as winner, leaving Miss Colombia empty handed.
After the error, Ariadna Gutierrez was instead declared runner-up and surrendered her crown to Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
“Everybody gasped. There were some boos,” she tells Newsbeat.
“There were also some people on the upper tiers, they were throwing things.
Yes, you would like world peace but you have to be realistic and you have to be true to yourself and what you believe in.
“There are hardcore fans in pageantry, so they were just completely devastated.”
The entire production had been “amazing” up until that point Chloe says and she was surprised such a big mistake could have happened at one of the world’s biggest beauty pageants.
“It’s a very prestigious title,” she says.
“There’s a huge prize package. You sign with an amazing agency. You might go on to do presenting work.”
It’s not just about looks, Chloe says. Competitors must be up to date on current affairs and have a positive impact on the world.
In some countries, including the Philippines, being a beauty queen is a huge deal.
“Some of these girls go to boot camp, they train for months and months,” says Chloe.
“They learn how to walk, how to talk, how to answer questions, how to look, how to dress.
“There’s so much that goes into being a beauty queen, that you don’t see behind the scenes.”
And, in case you were wondering, it is nothing like the film, Miss Congeniality.
“Everyone says that. They always say does everybody want world peace?” says Chloe.
“Yes, you would like world peace but you have to be realistic and you have to be true to yourself and what you believe in.”