Ariadna Gutierrez told Colombia's W radio Wednesday that no one can take away the four minutes during which she wore the crown.
Gutierrez was accidentally named the winner in Las Vegas earlier this month after host Steve Harvey misread his cue cards. Harvey later announced the crown actually belonged to Miss Philippines.
Miss Colombia says the awkward moment was humbling for her and other Latinos watching the competition.
Gutierrez is now spinning the incident as a kind of triumph.
"After the storm comes the calm. I want to thank each and everyone [sic] of you who have sent messages of support and strength," Gutierrez wrote recently on Instagram. "Every one of you has become an incredible human being in my book and I am the most fortunate and thankful for having the support not only from one country but from the whole entire world."