A Sri Lankan beauty queen who caused a pageant brawl over the crown has been arrested over the on-stage altercation, police said Thursday.
Reigning “Mrs. World” Caroline Jurie was arrested on charges of “simple hurt and criminal cause” in connection to the chaos Sunday night at a pageant in Colombo, the BBC reported.
Jurie, who is from Sri Lanka, started the ruckus when she jumped on stage as they crowned the new “Mrs. Sri Lanka” winner Pushpika De Silva, the outlet reported.
She snatched the crown off De Silva’s head, claiming she 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 crowd.
In this photograph taken on April 4, 2021, winner of Mrs. Sri Lanka 2020 Caroline Jurie (2-L) removes the crown of 2021 winner Pushpika de