Colombo: The reigning Mrs World winner has officially relinquished her title, organizers announced on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka’s Caroline Jurie, who won the Mrs World competition last year in Las Vegas, hogged international headlines earlier this month after removing the crown from the winner’s head at the Mrs Sri Lanka event at Colombo and awarding it to the first runner-up.
Caroline was arrested along with an associate Chula Padmendra, following the on-stage fracas and both have been charged with using criminal force and causing damage. Caroline had said then she will give up the title, but made it official only now.
Both are out on bail, but face a first hearing on June 28.
The Sri Lankan organizers have demanded compensation from Caroline urie for damage to the stage and dressing rooms where several mirrors were smashed.
There have been growing calls on social media for Caroline to give up her title.
She has done so voluntarily now, informed California-based Mrs World Inc. in a statement.
“Her voluntary resignation decision was made solely by Caroline herself,” Mrs World Inc said.
The 2020 crown has been awarded to runner up Kate Schneider of Ireland.