Ariadna Gutierrez is ready for her close-up now.
The Miss Colombia beauty may not have won the Miss Universe pageant, but thanks in-part to Steve Harvey, Gutierrez is having the last laugh with her first movie role as Vin Diesel’s love interest in “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”.
Having already cast Deepika Padukone, Ruby Rose, and Nina Dobrev, it looks like “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” won’t have a shortage of female eye candy with Gutierrez set to spice things up on the big screen. Although the beauty queen will only be playing a small role in the movie, her part is not insignificant. TMZ reported that she will be in 6 scenes and has 3 pages worth of dialogue.
It’s good to know that Gutierrez is taking advantage of her newfound fame ever since last year’s pageant host Steve Harvey made a questionable mistake when he announced her as the winner of Miss Universe instead of Miss Philippines. Turns out, what seemed like a terrible nightmare at the time was a blessing in disguise.
Case in point: Look at who’s headed to Hollywood.
— Rosman Nizar (@RosmanPositivo) February 22, 2016
The 22-year-old stunner’s role in the 3rd instalment will mark her feature film debut. Apart from sharing the screen with Diesel, she will be joining the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Hermione Corfield, Tony Jaa, Conor McGregor, Chinese superstar Kris Wu and martial-arts sensations Donnie Yen.
Directed by D.J. Caruso, the story finds Xander Cage coming out of self-imposed exile to take down the deadly alpha warrior Xiang with a seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box.
The threequel is slated for release on 20th January 2017.