Pia’s runner-up Miss Colombia to enter ‘Big Brother’

Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega (center) looks at Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez (left), who was wrongfully declared Miss Universe 2015. Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach (right), is still in shock over the mix-up. Photo credit: Ethan Miller, Getty Images/AFP
Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega (center) looks at Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez (left), who was wrongfully declared Miss Universe 2015. Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach (right), is still in shock over the mix-up. Photo credit: Ethan Miller, Getty Images/AFP

MANILA – Ariadna Gutierrez of Colombia, the runner-up of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, is entering the US version of the reality show “Big Brother.”

The 24-year-old beauty queen was among the 11 celebrity housemates announced Sunday (Monday, Manila time) by US broadcast giant CBS during a live pre-show of the 2018 Grammy Awards.

Gutierrez made international headlines in late 2015, along with Wurtzbach, when Miss Universe host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced that the Colombian hopeful had won the title, instead of the Philippine bet.

Her housemates in the upcoming “Celebrity” edition include Omarosa Manigault, a former White House director under President Donald Trump; Brandi Glanville of “The Real Housewives” fame; Chuck Liddell, a UFC Hall of Fame inductee; and James Maslow of the boyband Big Time Rush.

Also entering the house are Keshia Knight Pulliam, former star of “The Cosby Show”; Marissa Jaret Winokur, Tony winner best known for “Hairspray”; Mark McGrath of the rock band Sugar Ray; Metta World Peace, former LA Lakers star; Ross Matthews, a judge in “RuPaul’s Drag Race”; and Shannon Elizabeth, star of “American Pie” and “Scary Movie”.

Hosted by Julie Chen, the American “Celebrity Big Brother” will premiere on February 7. – ABS CBN NEWS


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