The winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka pageant is allegedly recovering from a head harm after a last-minute battle over her new crown on Sunday, when one other magnificence queen ran up on stage and tried to strip her of her victory.
The weird beauty-pageant bust-up broke out on the finish of a ceremony on nationwide TV in Colombo, simply moments after Pushpika De Silva was topped Mrs. Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s Caroline Jurie, the reigning Mrs. World, abruptly rushed the stage and took the crown off De Silva’s head so she may hand it to the runner-up, video reveals. Jurie claimed that De Silva was truly divorced, and so she took it upon herself to award the crown to another person.
“There’s a rule that all of us need to be married and never divorced, so I’m taking step one saying that the crown goes to the primary runner up,” Jurie instructed the viewers, in an sudden second on the pageant.
Jurie then went over to De Silva and spent a number of moments struggling to take away the crown from her head. She finally succeeded and gave the crown to the runner-up, who proceeded to offer a victory speech to the viewers. De Silva might be seen speeding off the stage in tears.
De Silva later claimed on Fb that she suffered a head harm and needed to be handled in hospital for the incident.
She additionally denied being divorced, though she did acknowledge that she resides aside from her companion for “private causes.”
Pageant organizers later confirmed De Silva’s win and re-crowned her as Mrs. Sri Lanka.
“We’re disillusioned,” Chandimal Jayasinghe, head of Mrs. Sri Lanka World, instructed the BBC. “It was a shame how Caroline Jurie behaved on the stage and the Mrs. World group has already begun an investigation on the matter.”
Jurie beforehand received the Mrs. Sri Lanka title and later received the worldwide Mrs. World pageant.
De Silva didn’t point out Jurie by title in her assertion, however did take a veiled shot at her.
“A real queen is just not a lady who snatches one other girl’s crown,” she wrote. “She is a lady who secretly units one other girl’s crown.”
She added in a later statement that she has “forgiven those that did that to me.”
Jayasinghe instructed Sri Lanka’s News First that Jurie will probably be requested to challenge a private apology for her conduct.
The official Mrs. World Instagram account acknowledged De Silva’s victory in a quick Instagram submit together with her photograph on Tuesday.
Jurie and Jayasinghe have been questioned by police concerning the incident, BBC Information reviews.
The pageant is a significant occasion in Sri Lanka. It aired on nationwide TV and the prime minister’s spouse was within the viewers for the ultimate ceremony.
De Silva will go on to compete within the Mrs. World pageant towards candidates from different international locations later this yr.
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