Mrs. World says she is “ready to hand over the crown” after being arrested for robbing Mrs. Sri Lanka of a tiara during a beauty contest.

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In this photo taken on April 4, 2021, the winner of Mrs. Caroline Julie (2-L) in Sri Lanka 2020 was disqualified from the jury on charges of divorce, and the winner of 2021 Pushpica de Silva. I removed the crown of (C). In a beauty contest for married women in Colombo. AFP / Getty Images

  • Mrs. World Caroline Julie gave up her crown in the controversy of Mrs. Pageant in Sri Lanka.

  • Julie was arrested for injuring the winner of Mrs. Pageant in Sri Lanka, Pushpica de Silva.

  • The footage showed that after Julie was crowned, the tiara was forcibly removed from the moment of Desilva’s head.

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Caroline Julie, an active Mrs. World, has announced that she has abandoned her title after being allegedly injured in the new Sri Lankan Mrs. Pushpica de Silva.

Julie talks about the ongoing controversy over Mrs. Pageant in Sri Lanka, which aired from Colombo on Sunday. Instagram video on Friday.

“I know I burst some bubbles, created conversations, and even created discussions about the classes and values ​​the Queen is wearing. [a] The crown should speak for you. ” Julie, who was crowned Mrs. Sri Lanka in 2019 and Mrs. World in 2020, said.

Her remarks come after she was arrested on Thursday Forced to remove the tiara from Decilva’s head shortly after she was crowned Mrs. Sri Lanka. Julie claimed that De Silva had divorced, which violated Pageant’s rules and attempted to crown the runner-up. De Silva Facebook post That she was separated.

De Silva said Julie and one other person were arrested Thursday after suffering a head injury in the incident. Associated Press report.

“If the class is defined by how it behaves in the eyes of the general public, I let you draw. [your own] Conclusion [on] It. But if the class is also defined by your actions when no one is looking at you and the values ​​you are waiting for, it’s a true test of your personality, “Julie said in a statement. I will.

Julie said she intends to promote fair play when she removes the tiara.

“I support what I always believe to be right,” Julie said. “Every beauty contest has a set of rules and regulations. It was a fair stage that I was promoting from the beginning. The rules and regulations are all the same. To find a loophole for us to win. There are no rules. I think there is a reason why there are rules and regulations anyway. “

“The Mrs. World pageant was created not to discriminate against divorced or separated women, but to celebrate the dreams of married women,” she added.

Julie concludes her statement by saying that it represents values ​​”even if it means standing alone before a disaster.”

“Now you’re ready to hand over the crown,” Julie said. Julie removed the tiara from her head. “After all, one fair opportunity is everything women need.”

The Associated Press reported that Julie and model Chula Padmendra were charged with simple injuries and criminal proceedings. The woman has been released on bail and will appear in court on April 19.

Chandimal Jayasinghe, National Director of Mrs. Sri Lanka World, said the crown would be returned to De Silva.

“Only legally divorced individuals are not allowed to participate in the pageant,” he said. Ceylon today, Sri Lankan English-speaking language newspaper. “Pushpika may be in the process of divorcing, but she is still considered a married woman until a legal ruling is given, so I can’t comment further.”

Jayasinge later told BBC News that he was “disappointed.”

“It’s shameful how Caroline Julie behaved on stage, and the Mrs. World organization has already begun investigating this issue.”

At a press conference after the ceremony, De Silva talked about being a single mother in Sri Lanka.

“Today, there are many single mothers like me who are suffering from Sri Lanka,” said De Silva. “This crown is dedicated to a woman who is struggling to raise a child alone, a single mother.”

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