Reigning Mrs. World Resigns Weeks After Assaulting Mrs. Sri Lanka On Stage
The reigning Mrs. World Caroline Jurie has resigned her title weeks after she was involved in a controversy at the Mrs Sri Lanka beauty pageant event.
“I stand proud today, knowing that I stood up for what is right. I believe the Mrs. World Crown stands for a purpose,” Jurie wrote in a statement shared on her Instagram page.
She continued: “I know Mrs. World Inc. does not condone malpractices. Therefore, wearing the Mrs. World crown and holding the title on unfair grounds go against the purpose of ensuring a fair and equal stage for every woman. Hence, I am stepping down from the title of Mrs. World 2020 and I am handing over my Mrs. World 2020 Crown. I hereby terminate the Mrs. World 2020 contact I entered into on the November 4, 2019 with Mrs. World Inc.”
Jurie was crowned the Mrs World 2020 in 2019 and was to hold the international crown till December this year.
But she decided to hand over her crown after she forcibly uncrowned the Mrs. Sri Lanka 2021 winner Pushpika de Silva, 31, few minutes after being declared “Mrs Sri Lanka 2020” in a Sunday gala at Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo, Sri Lanka in early April.
The former beauty pageant claimed that De Silva, was a divorcee and therefore was ineligible to contest in the Mrs World 2021 international pageant to be held in December. De Silva is estranged from her husband, but they are still legally married.
Jurie was, however, arrested by the police after a complaint was lodged by the pageant winner, De Silva and released on bail.
The international Mrs. World Inc. Organisation confirmed and added that it has accepted Jurie’s resignation. The organisation in a statement maintained that Jurie’s was voluntary and “made solely by Caroline herself,” the body said in late Tuesday, in a news release on social media.
Following Jurie’s resignation, Kate Schneider, the first runner up at the international pageant and Mrs Ireland World, will take over as the new Mrs. World 2020.