Caroline Jurie, who was crowned as Mrs. World 2020 at the World Pageant held in Las Vegas, United States, arrived at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning.
She was welcomed by her relatives and associates at the airport. Jurie becomes the second Sri Lankan to win the title after former Mrs. World Rosy Senanayake in 1984 who is the present Mayor of Colombo. Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana and T.K.G. Kapila
This is a good testimony for those who obsessed with straight hair and fair skin and patronize multibillion-dollar racist industries sell products that define who you are, who you ought to be and how can you become different from your natural self. Let us end these sexist norms about the color of the skin and type of hair.
That said, we also need to be mindful of the broader social implications of these beauty pageants. Who sets the standards, and on what basis? What are the broader effects of these pageants? Society's consumption of these standards force women to feel that they are inadequate and ugly, deplete their self-esteem and self-worth leading to dieting and eating disorders, cosmetic surgery, and have a more significant effect on men's attitude towards women. At the end of the day, the normative value of beauty embodied in the measurements used by the judges during pageants benefits the sexist hierarchies of the society upon which the profits of clothing and cosmetic industri
Smiley Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:32 AM
She will have to keep on smiling for a long time!!
Anoosh Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:44 AM
You tried and won the title as a Sri Lankan. It's great, wish you the best.
Andrew Silva Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:45 AM
You have brought credit to Sri Lanka, and put a smile in most Sri Lankans.well done.
Hettiarachchi Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:49 AM
The Government should have welcome her on her return.
L . E. Alexandra De Silva Tuesday, 10 December 2019 11:18 AM
Congratulations . Welcome home with the mrs. World title after 35 years. Really proud of you. All the best for your futures
Janaka Jagath Tuesday, 10 December 2019 01:43 PM
Don't be like Rosy and stay out of Politics
Komalika Tuesday, 10 December 2019 07:14 PM
Is she a Tamil, say Colombo Chetty?
Bindu Kodikara Tuesday, 10 December 2019 07:15 PM
If not for Chandimal - the world's best makeup artist - she would have gone to dustbin.
Shelly Tuesday, 10 December 2019 08:20 PM
Where is Rosy ..?she should have been there , after all she is the out going Mrs World
Ivan Maligaspe Tuesday, 10 December 2019 08:48 PM
Congratulations, the country is getting good news everywhere ,with the appointment of a Peoples President