Last year’s winner of Mrs. World, a beauty contest for married women, said she would return her crown when she beheaded the 2021 winner of Mrs. Sri Lanka World, claiming she was divorced – a violation of pageant rules.
Pushpika De Silva was just crowned Mrs. Sri Lanka World at a pageant in Colombo, Sri Lanka last weekend, when Caroline Zuri, the 2020 Mrs. World winner, took the stage and Announced That “there is a rule that you have to marry and not divorce.”
“So,” she said, “I’m taking my first step, saying that the crown goes to the first runner-up.”
The 28-year-old Ms. Juri then pulled the crown from Ms. de Silva’s head, in the process pulling her hair, before placing it on the runner-up, who was holding back tears and later gave an acceptance speech. Ms. de Silva embraced Ms. Juri as the two runners-up and Chula Padmendra, a Sri Lankan model who was also on stage. Ms. Padmendra played applause and waved her fist in the air.
The melee was reminiscent of one 2009 Video Music Awards, When Kanye West stormed the stage and grabbed a microphone from Taylor Swift, who had just won Best Female Video, Declared: “I’m going to finish you off, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos ever.”
Mrs. World Pageant describes herself Facebook According to the organization, “The first beauty contest in the world for married women,” created in 1984, Ms. Jury was crowned Mrs. World in Las Vegas in 2020. Website.
Ms. De Silva said in a Facebook Post After the episode that she was separated and not divorced. She said she had “bruised my skull” and was taking legal action against Ms. Juri for “injustice and humiliation.” The police arrested Ms. Jury and Ms. Padmendra on charges of “simple injury and criminal reason”. BBC News Reported.
“Even though my crown was disgracefully stripped in front of everyone, I will keep my head straight,” Ms. de Silva wrote.
The representative of Mrs World Organization, based in California, requested for comment “where the incident took place in Sri Lanka,” according to her Facebook page. Chandimal Jaisinghe, one of the pageant’s organizers, told BBC News, “We are disappointed. It was outrageous how Caroline Juri behaved on stage and Mrs. World Organization has already started an investigation on the case. “
Ms. Jury, who is Sri Lankan, said Video It was posted on Instagram that she “wanted to express her disappointment over the actions that have given rise to recent controversies” and that she “only wanted a proper forum.”
“Even though I have to lose the crown for the values I stand for, I believe that I am serving the purpose that Mrs. Vishwa stands for the crown,” she said before landing the crown.