The first runner-up in the 2021 Mrs World, Kate Schneider from Ireland, was named the new Mrs World after Caroline Jurie, the reigning title-holder, resigned.
Jurie said she was now ready to hand over the crown after an onstage fiasco earlier this month. We witnessed Jurie pulled the crown off the head of the winner of the Mrs Sri Lanka beauty pageant. Jurie has defended her decision to remove the crown of this year's Mrs Sri Lanka title-holder, Pushpika De Silva. She claimes De Silva was unqualified to take part in the April 4 contest because she was divorced. However, Mrs De Silva said she is separated but not divorced from her husband. "Being apart is one. Divorce is something else," she said on Facebook.
Jurie, who is also Sri Lankan, was accused of injuring De Silva in the televised pageant. She was charged and arrested four days after for "simple hurt and criminal force" and later released on bail. In a video released by Jurie, she explained that she stood against "injustice" and that the pageant was "tainted". She added that she wanted to ensure every contestant had an equal opportunity.
Mrs World organisers revealed in a statement this month that Jurie’s “voluntary resignation decision was made solely by Caroline herself”.
The incident at the pageant, which was attended by the prime minister’s wife, created an uproar in Sri Lanka, which will host the final Mrs World event this year.
The Mrs World website revealed the news of the newly crowned Mrs World by posting a photo of Mrs Schneider with the title.
Schneider, 29, was delighted after hearing the news and soon took to Instagram to shared it with her fans.
The qualified dietitian wrote: "It is my absolute honour and pleasure to introduce myself as your new Mrs World!"
"I am a lifelong advocate of all things surrounding health, wellness, and nutrition.
"My platform is childhood health and, as a practising Registered Dietitian, I plan to use this incredible platform – combined with my professional background – to make the most positive impact for children's health worldwide! I firmly believe that giving children a healthy start will, in turn, lead to the brightest future!"
"My amazing husband, Jimmy (Mr. World!), and I are huge animal lovers as well, and frequently donate and lend a helping hand to animal shelters whenever possible! We have two sweet, adorable Yorkies of our own named Martini and Maui," said Schneider.