- Olivia Jordan makes sober account of not winning the title of Miss Universe
- She tells other candidates losing Miss U is not the be-all and end-all of their lives
- She says they still have their respective futures to look forward to
Cheer up, it’s not the end of the world.
Taking to Facebook to air her thoughts on the recently-concluded Miss Universe, Miss USA Olivia Jordan told her fellow contestants not winning the beauty tilt does not mean the end of the road for them.
“Sometimes, it’s just not for us. The job, the interview, the man, or, in this case, the crown…sometime, it’s just for someone else,” she wrote. “Not because they are better, more qualified, prettier, nicer, superior to us, but because it is their opportunity, not ours.”
“And that’s okay, because our opportunities — our job, our interview, the man of our dreams — are not for them either,” she continued. “They’re ours. And they’re often right on the other side of rejection.”
Jordan then congratulated Pia Wurtzbach for winning the title and told the other candidates she is looking forward to their future endeavors in life.
“There can only be one woman that represents the Universe, although there were many that would have been phenomenal in the role (what an incredible group of women),” she wrote. “I have no doubt Pia Wurtzbach will represent us all with class and grace and be absolutely incredible this year and beyond. So for all 79 contestants that I’m sure other big things are in store for, I look forward to seeing what our futures will hold.”
Jordan finished the pageant as 2nd runner-up while Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo ended up as 1st runner-up after a controversial mistake by host Steve Harvey.