Kezia Warouw Wins Puteri Indonesia 2016


Kezia Warouw is Miss Universe Indonesia 2016

Kezia Warouw was crowned as Puteri Indonesia 2016 on the scintillating event held on 19th February 2016 at the Jakarta Convention Center Java, Indonesia by the outgoing titleholder Anindya Kusuma Putri, Miss Universe Indonesia 2015.

Kezia Warouw will now represent Indonesia at Miss Universe 2016. At the same event, Felicia Hwang was crowned as Miss International Indonesia 2016. Intan Aletrino was titled as Miss Supranational Indonesia 2016.

Gracing the coronation night was the reigning Miss International, Edymar Martinez. Edymar was beautifully dressed in a scarlet kebaya and marked the history as she is the first Miss International to attend the finale of Puteri Indonesia.

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Puteri Indonesia 2016 was the 20th edition of Puteri Indonesia pageant, in which 39 delegates from 34 provinces competed for the crown. Gracing the jury panel of the coveted pageants were-

  1. Kusuma Dewi– Head of YPI
  2. Elvira Devinamira– Puteri Indonesia 2014 from East Java
  3. Arief Yahya– Minister of Tourism of Indonesia
  4. Abdullah Azwar Anas– Mayor of Banyuwangi
  5. Yullie Nasution Grillon– Painting Artist, Founder of Yulindra Galery and Y&D SETYOHADI Stylish Painting Dinnerware
  6. Triawan Munaf– Kepala Badan Ekonomi Kreatif
  7. Rudy Hary– Photographer
  8. Mega Angkasa– Head of Corporate Public Relations PT Mustika Ratu, Tbk

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The show began with an opening introductory performance by all the contestants where all the 39 contestants introduced themselves. Thereafter, the hosts of the show announced the name of Top 10 semi-finalists who were:

  1. Banten – Belda Amelia
  2. Aceh – Khairunisa
  3. Sulawesi Utara – Kezia Roslin
  4. Sumatera Barat – Intan Aletrino
  5. DKI Jakarta 2 – Mutia Ardi
  6. Lampung – Felicia Huang
  7. Sumatera Utara – Ariska Putri
  8. Bali – Karina Prabasai
  9. DKI Jakarta 1 – Claudya Dara
  10. Sumatera Selatan – Ratih Anggraini

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Andi Rianto and Magenta Orchestra were the musical performers of the evening. Thereafter, the shortlisted semi-finalists gave their performances in evening gowns, kebaya and question and answer round and the name of Top 5 finalists were kept before the audience, which included:

  1. Sulawesi Utara-Kezia Warouw
  2. DKI Jakarta 1 – Claudya Dara
  3. Sumatera Utara – Ariska Pertiwi
  4. Sumatera Barat – Intan Aletrino
  5. Lampung – Felicia Huang

During the final speech rounds, the contestants kept their views in following words:

Intan Aletrino: “The winner is the person who can anticipate change.”

Ariska PertiwiWomen have plenty of talent, should be given a chance.”

Claudya Dara: “Indonesia has a diversity of cultural, natural, and products.”

Kezia Warouw: “Advance Indonesia must begin with education.”

Felicia Huang: “My pillars are family, loved ones and our culture.”

After this round, the hosts announced Top 3 finalists and they were:

  1. Sulawesi Utara-Kezia Warouw
  2. Sumatera Barat – Intan Aletrino
  3. Lampung – Felicia Huang

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During the finale many special awards were also allocated to the contestants, amongst which were:

  1. Best Regional Fashion- Sulawesi Selatan
  2. Best Talent- Kalimantan Barat
  3. Best Intelligence- Lampung, DKI Jakarta 3 and Kalimantan Barat
  4. Miss Friendship- Papua Barat
  5. Princess favorite Islands- (voted by viewers): Aceh, East Java, West Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, NTT and Maluku

The jury finally came up with three deserving winners and as the hosts announced their names before the audience, the crowd went jovial with ecstasy. Heartiest congratulations to all the winners. Do you like the newly crowned beauty queens? Do share your opinions on Puteri Indonesia 2016 and the newly crowned queens!

Picture Credits: MISSOSOLOGY

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