Reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie has resigned her title weeks after she was involved in a controversy at the Mrs Sri Lanka pageant.
Jurie made international headlines after yanking the crown off the winner Pushpika De Silva, at the local segment of Mrs World in Sri Lanka at a Colombo theatre this month, claiming she is a divorcee and therefore was ineligible to contest in the Mrs World 2021 international pageant to be held in December.
She was arrested and released on bail this month after the fracas at the Mrs Sri Lanka pageant in Colombo.
Mrs World Inc confirmed the resignation on social media. The statement read:
“Her voluntary resignation decision was made solely by Caroline herself.”
Kate Schneider of Ireland, the runner-up in the 2020 contest which Jurie won, will be the new Mrs World 2020.
The organisation had said that it was a local matter for the country’s pageant organisers to review and that it would have no bearing on the Mrs World 2021 contest that Sri Lanka will play host to this year.
Mrs. World is the first beauty pageant for married women, creating that new genre in 1984. Now with its sister system Mrs. America, it is the biggest in the world. Mrs. World features directors in 80 countries. The concept for “Mrs. World” has its roots in Mrs. America.
The concept for “Mrs. World” has its roots in Mrs. America. The Mrs. World 2020 Pageant was held on December 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada where Caroline Jurie from Sri Lanka was initially crowned. However, in April 2021, Kate Schneider from Ireland was named Mrs. World following the resignation of Jurie.
In April 2021, Caroline Jurie, the outgoing 2019-2021 Mrs. World winner and former Mrs. Sri Lanka World, was the subject of global controversy after she took the crown off from the head of 2021 Mrs. Sri Lanka World winner Pushpika De Silva announcing that the winner should be married but not divorced.
Jurie wrongly claimed to the pageant audience that De Silva is divorced and was crowned contrary to the pageant rules, then proceeded to forcefully take the crown from De Silva’s head, and on her own accord crown the runner up as winner, placing the crown on the runner up’s head who then believed she had won. De Silva ran off the stage in tears, with the runner up confused and giving an acceptance speech.