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Mrs. World Caroline Jurie says ready to hand over her crown

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Mrs. World Caroline Jurie, today said she was ready to hand over her crown stating that she stood by her values even if she has to stand alone.

In a video statement, Jurie said as a woman, a mother and the crowned Mrs. World, she was aware that she held a great responsibility towards protecting the image of Sri Lankan women across the world.

Jurie said her only intention was to stand up for the injustice caused to the competitors throughout this compe-
tition which she alleged was tainted with heavy politicization. "It upsets me greatly when justice doesn’t prevail. This is why I stood up for injustice, from the beginning of the event, I stood up for what was wrong, but my efforts were futile until the very last moment, which led me to do what I did," Jurie said.

She said she only stood for what she believed was right and will follow all legal procedures – as a normal Sri Lankan citizen – without influence - while always holding her head up high.

"How I see it, the purpose of Mrs. World is to celebrate all women who are married and still strive to
conquer their dreams, despite the commitment and responsibilities a married woman strives to fulfill.
Hence the title “Mrs.”. It is her crowning glory that despite all those fulfillments and commitments, she still manages to look after herself and goes out on stage to win a crown... through hard work, meri- tocracy, spirit and purpose. The pageant was certainly not created to discriminate divorced women but to celebrate the dreams of the married women."

"In the run-up to the Mrs. Sri Lanka event, I saw a lot of commitment and hard work from the competi-
tors. As a mentor, I worked with these beautiful women, imparting everything I have learned along the path I took towards achieving the Mrs. World 2020 title. However, we cannot overlook how there had been corrupt involvement that has been unfair on most contestants that took part and was disrespectful towards the institution I so highly look up to."

"This year, Sri Lanka will be hosting the Mrs. World finals. When we do, we will be welcoming contenders from all over the world, where Mrs. Sri Lanka too willm compete to win the crown again on the world stage."

"It is my purpose to mentor and work with Mrs. Sri Lanka and give my best, to see her reach her greatest potential, so that Sri Lanka has a fair chance to win the crown for this country and Mrs. Sri Lanka."

"As Mrs. World, my purpose is to make sure she has an equal opportunity. This is why I fought for what was
right for all the other contestants on the 4th of April, for all of them to have an equal opportunity because
I saw, from the beginning, of how tainted the entire pageant judging was."

"Even after I hand over the crown, my commitment to my purpose will continue, despite my commitments to my family life. It is not about when I handover the crown, but how I use the crown to serve a greater purpose to the world I live in and represent, as the Mrs. World 2020 title holder."

"It is unfortunate that I have burst some bubbles, created a conversation and even a debate about class
and values that a queen wearing a crown should stand for. If class is defined by how one behaves in the public eye, I will let you draw the conclusions to that. But if class is also defined by how you behave when no one is watching you, and what values you stand by, I believe this is the true test of character."

"Even if I had to lose class for the values I stand for, I believe I am serving the purpose the Mrs. World crown
stands for. Values are deep-rooted. They cannot be measured by outer appearance or monetary value. I believe this is the distinct dierence between Class and Values."

"I stand for values, even if it means I have to stand alone."

"We often hope for change. We want to change systems, and to let equality shine through. But we stop at
taking action. When we have to stand for something, and even if it means we have to stand alone, we must find the courage to do so."

"What we fear most are the things we risk losing. If we have to lose something to give an opportunity to
another woman to compete on a stage that is equal and fair to all, we must take that stand.
After all, one fair chance is all she needs."

  Comments - 27

  • Jayasundara Saturday, 10 April 2021 02:22 AM

    What Caroline had done is not appropriate, her values and beliefs one thing, but she can’t do or behave like this in this society. So legal remedy is the best for her to learn the life.

    Ranaweera Saturday, 10 April 2021 02:30 AM

    This statement is not saying anything about what she did was wrong. If a winner is ineligible, generally it is taken out next day. In this case the winner was eligible. So what you did was wrong. Are you saying that the winner was selected on the basis of political connection ? Then on what basis you declared that first runner up was selected without political intervention, the same judges selected and 2 of them are not attached to ruling party. Complete false statement.

    p.gnanasekaran Saturday, 10 April 2021 02:59 AM

    pls save your breath.entire srilankan/world saw the drama.even you'r ready to give up the crown,it will taken away from you eventually.

    Raj Saturday, 10 April 2021 03:02 AM

    WOW what a publicity, this is on FOX News, CNN and BBC!

    Cuthbert Saturday, 10 April 2021 03:25 AM

    Shame on you. !!!!!!! You should have handed over your crown immediately. You are not dignified and need to learn what dignity is.

    Pat Vivean Saturday, 10 April 2021 03:52 AM

    Caroline Jurie : "I saw, from the beginning, of how tainted the entire pageant judging was." If so, as Mrs. World you should have come out with that issue, at the right time and place well before the final event. Instead, you can't take the matter into your own hands and change the judgement. What you have done, is very disrespectful towards the institution you so highly look up to. Whether you hold it or hand over it, in essence, you have lost the crown.

    Sam Saturday, 10 April 2021 03:59 AM

    This is called resigning before getting sack.

    Mano de Silva Saturday, 10 April 2021 04:49 AM

    Dear Mrs Jury, Apart from the politicisation of most institutions in Sri Lanka, which we all know but more importantly how do you justify your behaviour by publicity humiliating a women by stripping her crown? So what values do you hold apart from denigrating a single mother?

    Brian lawson Saturday, 10 April 2021 05:35 AM

    look at the Mrs pageant video, what a nasty thing Caroline jury had done. what a disgrace to our country. Chula and Caroline responsible for their actions, should do time in Jail.

    Smith Fdo Saturday, 10 April 2021 06:53 AM

    who are you

    Saranga Saturday, 10 April 2021 07:11 AM

    Value lol Yeah right in Swaziland

    Singhe Saturday, 10 April 2021 07:17 AM

    You have not given any valid reasons to dethrone the new elected queen. You talk about values, but you don't have any values, and your behaviour in public is not very appropriate.

    Crown Saturday, 10 April 2021 07:24 AM

    This woman is absolute trash. What a bad example! She needs to suffer consequences.

    mahi Saturday, 10 April 2021 07:50 AM

    Anyway, not suitable to hold the title by police arrested woman

    Babs Saturday, 10 April 2021 08:21 AM

    Should have got advice from a lawyer before the finals.

    Mrs Stubborn 2021 Saturday, 10 April 2021 08:27 AM

    Your role that day was simple. To carry out the decision of the judges. You did not understand this simple task. If everything fails a few days in remand will make you correct your behaviour.Good for you and your close mate.

    Thomas Dharmachandra Saturday, 10 April 2021 09:09 AM

    Your highhanded action must be condemned and the title conferred on you should be withdrawn as a punishment

    Christian Saturday, 10 April 2021 09:24 AM

    Give up the crown and learn to behave like a woman.... you are a disgrace to all women. Your crown is fit for the dogs ...

    Fernando Saturday, 10 April 2021 09:59 AM

    Looks like this woman is still suffering from depression and severe anxiety. She needs treatment. A level headed person would not behave as the way she did. Shame on you Jurie.

    Premalal Perera Saturday, 10 April 2021 10:03 AM

    Looks like the statement drafted by her lawyers.

    motherland Saturday, 10 April 2021 10:09 AM

    This is the most critical issue need to be resolve in motherland..come on guys

    Japan Sinhaya Saturday, 10 April 2021 10:12 AM

    While winning contestant muscle her political strength, we can see other her henchmen bombarding comments to defend her

    Lauren Pere Saturday, 10 April 2021 10:58 AM

    You have brought disgrace and embarrassment to the entire Sri Lankan nation. CLOWN EX QUEEN.

    idiot Saturday, 10 April 2021 11:08 AM

    this women pushpika Looks more man than woman

    3 Cheers LaLanka Saturday, 10 April 2021 11:38 AM

    Hoo! Hoo ! Hoo !

    DARSHANA JASINGHE Saturday, 10 April 2021 12:12 PM

    This woman should be admitted to Rehab

    Lankan Saturday, 10 April 2021 08:29 PM

    Now pretending to be all innocent after you shamed the entire nation and women by acting like a "thug". A married woman who is holding a crown should be an example to others by taking actions of injustice in a proper, decent manner.

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