‘Mrs World’ returns her crown after Sri Lanka pageant controversy

Caroline Jurie resigns after on-stage fracas during which she pulled the crown off the pinnacle of Mrs Sri Lanka pageant’s winner.

The reigning “Mrs World”, Caroline Jurie, has returned her crown of her personal accord weeks after an on-stage fracas during which she pulled the crown off the pinnacle of the winner of the Mrs Sri Lanka magnificence pageant, organisers mentioned.

“Her voluntary resignation determination was made solely by Caroline herself,” Mrs World Inc mentioned in a information launch on social media on Wednesday.

Jurie relinquished her title earlier this month, whereas defending her determination to take away the crown from the pinnacle of this yr’s Mrs Sri Lanka titleholder, Pushpika de Silva, who she claimed was unqualified to participate within the April 4 contest as a result of she was divorced.

De Silva mentioned she is separated however not divorced, from her husband, although court docket proceedings are persevering with.

“Being aside is one. Divorce is one thing else,” she posted on Fb.

Jurie, who can also be Sri Lankan, was accused of injuring de Silva within the televised pageant. 4 days later, she was arrested on prices of “easy damage and legal drive” and later launched on bail.

Jurie mentioned she was standing in opposition to “injustice” and that the pageant was “tainted.” She mentioned she wished to make sure that each contestant had an equal alternative.

De Silva alleges that Jurie injured her whereas making an attempt to take away the crown. She was once more given the crown on Monday by the organisers, who disputed Jurie’s claims that de Silva is ineligible.

Contestants within the Mrs World, a magnificence pageant for married ladies and Mrs Sri Lanka are required to be married. De Silva is eligible to compete for the Mrs World crown after successful her nationwide title.

Jurie was not instantly reachable for remark.

Kate Schneider of Eire, the runner-up within the 2020 contest which Jurie received, would be the new Mrs World 2020, organisers mentioned.

The incident on the pageant, which was attended by the prime minister’s spouse, created an uproar in Sri Lanka, which is able to host the ultimate Mrs. World 2021 occasion this yr.

The organisation additionally mentioned the incident was an area matter for the nation’s pageant organisers to evaluation and that it could don’t have any bearing on the Mrs World contest scheduled in Sri Lanka.

The winner of the Mrs Sri Lanka contest will compete within the Mrs World contest. Jurie received the Mrs Sri Lanka crown in 2019 and went on to win the Mrs World crown in 2020 in Las Vegas.

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