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

Mrs World 2020: Irish Runner-up gets title as Caroline Jurie quits after Mrs Sri Lanka row

The reigning “Mrs World”, Caroline Jurie, has returned her crown of her own accord weeks after an on-stage fracas in which she pulled the crown off the head of the winner of the Mrs Sri Lanka beauty pageant, organisers said. “Her voluntary resignation decision was made solely by Caroline herself,” Mrs World Inc said in a news release on social media on Wednesday.

Mrs. World Inc. announced in a statement on Wednesday that it received the resignation of Caroline Jurie, and therefore, Mrs. Ireland Kate Schneider was the new titleholder. The agency published a photograph of Schneider with the title Mrs. World. Jurie was involved in a controversy at the Mrs. Sri Lanka pageant after she aggressively pulled the crown off the head of the title winner Pushpika De Silva, injuring her at a ceremony on national TV.  Four days later, Jurie was arrested on charges of “simple hurt and criminal force” and later released on bail. Jurie said she was standing against “injustice” and that the pageant was “tainted.” She said she wanted to ensure that every contestant had an equal opportunity. The incident attracted global flak, as people flooded social media with appeals to take the Mrs. World title from Jurie back. Contestants in the Mrs World, a beauty pageant for married women and Mrs Sri Lanka are required to be married.