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Reigning Miss World abdicates

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WINNER of Miss World Beauty Pageant, 2020, Caroline Jurie, has abdicated her crown.

  Owners of the Miss World franchise, the Miss World Organisation Inc, have since accepted Jurie’s resignation.

  Speaking in a statement it released yesterday, the organisation said that following Jurie’s resignation, the first runner-up at the international pageant and Miss Ireland World, Kate Schneider will take over as the new Miss World 2020.

  A Sri Lankan national, Jurie was crowned the Miss World 2020 in 2019, and was to hold the international crown till December this year.

  But she decided to hand over her crown after she forcibly uncrowned the Miss Sri Lanka 2021 winner in a pageant held in Colombo earlier this month.

  The former beauty pageant claimed the winner, Pushpika De Silva, was a divorcee and therefore was ineligible to contest in the Miss World 2021 international pageant to be held in December. But she was later arrested and released on bail by the police after a complaint was lodged by the pageant winner.

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