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Do you follow this Mrs World Contest? Neither does anyone I know! So follow along for the DRAMA!
Caroline Jurie ,didn’t agree with the Mrs World judges as she snatched the the Ten Story crown off Mrs. Sri Lanka Pushpika De Silva’s head at Sunday’s event.
Jurie along with model Chula Padmendra were arrested for “charges of simple hurt and criminal cause,” police spokesman Ajith Rohana told BBC. They both were later released on bail and are expected to appear in court on April 19, according to the Associated Press.
Jurie cites a pageant rule that prevents women who have been divorced from winning the title and SHE wasn’t having it! © Provided by People caroline jurie/instagram
De Silva reportedly suffered injuries from when Jurie pulled off her crown.
“There is a rule that you have to be married and not divorced, so I am taking my first steps in saying that the crown goes to the first runner-up,” Jurie tells the audience. She then takes the crown from the winner’s head and places it on runner-up, prompting De Silva to walk offstage, the video shows.
In a Facebook post shared on Monday, De Silva admitted she was separated, but not divorced and said she suffered “injuries to my skull” when Jurie “snatched” her crown.
“So, even though that symbolic crown has been snatched from my head, I would like to inform you that I have already taken the necessary legal action for the injustice and insult that has taken place,” she wrote in a statement translated from Sinhala. © Provided by People pushpika desilva/instagram
Jayasinghe also told the BBC that De Silva has been re-crowned and they expect Jurie to issue a formal apology.
“We are disappointed. It was a disgrace how Caroline Jurie behaved on the stage and the Mrs World organization has already begun an investigation on the matter,” he told the outlet
IN A STATEMENT posted to her Facebook on Tuesday, De Silva thanked pageant officials for their support following the incident. “I do not hate anyone and I forgive those who do so to me at that moment,” she wrote in Sinhala. “Nothing can be won by hatred.”
Well Said, Now go get your CROWN