Sri Lanka beauty pageant winner suffers head wounds in melee over crown

Sri Lanka beauty pageant winner suffers head wounds in melee over crown


It wasn’t exactly the crowning she was looking for.

A beauty queen contestant won the title of Mrs. Sri Lanka over the weekend — only to end up in the hospital with head wounds after Mrs. World ripped off her crown in a snit to bestow it on the runner-up.

The ugly on-stage melee broke out moments after winning contestant Pushpika De Silva was awarded the title at a Colombo theater Sunday night, according to the outlet Time 24 News.

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Mrs. World Caroline Jurie, who is from Sri Lanka and was at the event, suddenly hopped on the stage and grabbed the microphone, claiming De Silva was actually divorced and thus disqualified from holding the title.

“There is a rule that prevents women who have already been married and are divorced, so I am taking steps to make the crown go to second place,” Jurie told the stunned crowd.

Jurie then ripped the gold crown off De Silva’s head

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