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Crowned, de-crowned, crowned again; chaos at Sri Lankan beauty pageant

The Mrs Sri Lanka magnificence pageant descended into chaos on the weekend when a former title holder declared that the winner was ineligible because of she was divorced, and forcibly eradicated her crown.

A video of the Sunday event opened with the 2019 winner of the rivals and reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie, speaking to the viewers shortly after the winner and runners-up had been launched in Colombo.

“There’s a rule that you must be married and never divorced, so I’m taking my first steps, saying that the crown goes to the primary runner-up,” Jurie talked about, sooner than strolling all through the stage to remove the crown from Pushpika De Silva, standing with a bouquet of flowers in her arms.

Jurie started pulling out hairpins from De Silva’s hair, managed to remove the crown and positioned it on the highest of the rivals’s runner-up, as De Silva left the stage. Celebratory music carried out throughout the background all via the incident.

In a Fb submit on Monday, De Silva talked about she was not divorced nevertheless separated, writing in Sinhala: “If I wasn’t match in the beginning of this match they may have eliminated me.”

The prize was returned to her on Tuesday at a data conference, after pageant organisers confirmed she was not a divorcee. They’ve moreover apologised to her.

The winner of the Mrs Sri Lanka contest goes on to compete throughout the Mrs World contest. Jurie, who acquired that rivals in 2020 in Las Vegas, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment by the use of her social media pages.

The official Mrs. World Instagram account acknowledged De Silva’s victory in a brief submit alongside along with her {photograph} on Tuesday.

“A real queen will not be a girl who snatches one other lady’s crown, however a girl who secretly units one other lady’s crown!!” De Silva talked about in her submit.

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