The reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie has been arrested by the Police in Sri Lanka after she allegedly injured a fellow beauty queen in an on-stage bust-up.

Former winner, Mrs Jurie was meant to crown Pushpika De Silva, who won the “Mrs Sri Lanka” title in a televised ceremony on Sunday.

Instead, she pulled the crown off Mrs De Silva’s head, claiming she could not hold the title as she was divorced.

According to BBC, the winner later said she is separated from her husband, not divorced. Mrs Sri Lanka is part of the Mrs World beauty pageant series for married women.

The winners of each country’s title progress to the overall Mrs World competition.

“There is a rule that prevents women who have already been married and are divorced, so I am taking steps to make the crown go to second place,” Mrs Jurie told the audience.

She placed the crown on the runner-up, prompting a tearful Mrs De Silva to walk off stage, a video of the incident showed.

BBC