Miss Indonesia 2019
Miss Jambi, Princess Megonondo, won the Miss Indonesia 2019 title in Jakarta, on Friday night. She managed to edge out six other finalists on the final stage of competition.
The winner, a young woman who likes to draw, sing, and play the guitar, was crowned by Miss Indonesia 2018, Alya Nur Sabrina, and by Miss World 2018, Vanessa Ponce de Leon.
Julia Morley, president of the Miss World Organization, was also present at the event.
34 candidates representing various regions of Indonesia competed for the title. The winner is a student at Bina Nusantara International University and she will represent Indonesia at the Miss World 2019, later this year, in Thailand.
The other finalists were:
2. Miss Banten, Elisa Jonathan.
3. Miss Sulawesi Utara, Sharon Sumolang.
4. Miss East Java, Tamara Gondo.
5. Miss Nusa Tenggara Timur, Magdalena Rosari Ndona.
6: Miss Maluku, Yolanda Luciana.
7: Miss Sulawesi Barat: Vebiantri Hananto.
Indonesia first participated in Miss World in 1982 and 1983. After a long gap, it returned in 2005, and since 2011, its representatives have placed in Miss World (8 straight years). In addition to winning the Beauty With a Purpose competition on four occasions, Indonesia placed 3rd (2nd runner-up) twice in Miss World (2015 and 2016). However, it hasn´t had a Miss World winner yet, something that might be close to happen.
Congratulations and best of luck to Miss Indonesia 2019!