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Reigning Miss World Resigns, As First Runner Up Takes Over

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The international Miss World Inc. Organisation, says it has accepted the resignation of the 2020 Miss World winner, Caroline Jurie, a Sri Lankan national, after she decided to hand over her crown.

The organisation, in a statement on Wednesday, said; following Jurie’s resignation, Kate Schneider, the first runner up at the international pageant and Miss Ireland World, will take over as the new Miss World 2020.

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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 in early April.

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.

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