Estranged former Mrs. World Caroline Jurie has made it to the world famous and influential Time magazine in its 26 April/3 May 2021 issue.
Time has featured a quote of Caroline in its popular ‘For the Record’ page. The magazine superimposed her quote: “Even if I have to lose the crown for the values I stand for, I believe I am serving the purpose Mrs. World stands for.”
Caroline said so in a 10 April apology vide following an incident at the Mrs. Sri Lanka pageant, where she snatched the crown from the winner who she claimed had violated rules mandating that contestants be married.
Caroline’s quote in the Time’s current issue is alongside the likes of King Abdulla II of Jordan, fermilab physicist Chris Polly, former star of ABC’s The Bachelor Colton Underwood, and BAFTA 2021 Best Supporting Actress winner Yuh-Jung Youn.
Jurie had resigned her title weeks after she was involved in a controversy at the Mrs. Sri Lanka event.
She was arrested and released on bail this month after a fracas at the Mrs. Sri Lanka pageant in Colombo, where Jurie forcibly removed the winner’s crown, claiming the other woman was a divorcee and not qualified to win the title.
“Her voluntary resignation decision was made solely by Caroline herself,” Mrs. World Inc. said late on Tuesday, in a news release on social media, a Reuters report said yesterday.
Jurie was not immediately reachable for comment.
Kate Schneider of Ireland, the runner-up in the 2020 contest which Jurie won, will be the new Mrs. World 2020, the organisation said.
The organisation had said that it was a local matter for the country’s pageant organisers to review and that it would have no bearing on the Mrs. World 2021 contest that Sri Lanka will play host to this year.
The winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka pageant, Pushpika De Silva, filed a complaint against Jurie.
Jurie was arrested when she visited a police station to record her statement.
The winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka contest will compete in the Mrs. World contest. Jurie won the Mrs. Sri Lanka crown in 2019, and went on to win the Mrs. World crown in 2020 in Las Vegas.