Mrs. Sri Lanka’s hair and self-esteem suffered. To the howl and hooting of the audience, the crown was torn from the beauty queen right on the stage.
The scandal erupted at the Sri Lankan beauty pageant. A jury member lashed out at the woman who took first place.
The atmosphere was impressive: a huge stage, solemn music, beauties in floor-length evening dresses and a sparkling gold crown on the winner’s head. The jury member took the microphone and explained that Pushpika De Silva, which was the name of the new beauty queen of Sri Lanka, was divorced. The rules prohibit such a participant from obtaining the title.
In the footage published on Twitter by the Daily Mirror, it is clear that it was not possible to remove the crown just like that. I had to make an effort. To the howl and hooting of the audience, the crown was torn from the beauty queen.
(1) Mrs. Sri Lanka 2021, held today at the Nelum Pokuna Theater, just recently ended in a fight.
Contestant number 20, Ms Pushpika De Silva was declared the Winner and crowned by Ms Shiranti Rajapaksa, Ms Rosie Senanayake and Chandimal Jayasinghe. pic.twitter.com/ttsxxJRVpz
– DailyMirror (@Dailymirror_SL) April 4, 2021
Later, in a comment to the police, Pushpica de Silva reported a fight that took place behind the scenes after the coronation. She stated that it was not only her hairstyle and self-esteem that suffered. The Sri Lankan news site NewsCenter reports that the beauty even went to the hospital for her injuries. Her relatives say that she is severely depressed. In social networks, the woman wrote that the information about her divorce was just rumors.
The organizers later made an official statement that the referee who broke the crown was wrong and her behavior was unacceptable. They expressed regret over the incident and promised to return the title to Pushpike De Silva.
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