20 Dec 2015, 10:07 WIB

Maria Harfanti Broke Indonesian Record in Miss World 2015 as Second Runner Up

JAKARTA - A record has been broken by Indonesia in Miss World 2015. The contestant from Indonesia, Maria Harfanti, achieved two awards in Miss World 2015. Maria Harfanti won fast track Beauty With a Purpose category and became Second Runner Up in the Miss World 2015, a highest achievement for Indonesia in Miss World.

In the Miss World previous years, Indonesia has not managed to reach the big three. Vania Larissa, the representation of Indonesia in Miss World 2013 managed to reach the top 10. While in 2012, Ines Putri managed to reach the top 13.

But after 10 years, Indonesia had made history in the top three. This is a pride for Indonesia.

"Maria broke the world record as Miss Indonesia in Miss World. She has brought the name of Indonesia beautifully, "said chairwoman of the Miss Indonesia Foundation, Liliana Tanoesoedibjo, Sunday (12/20/2015).

The competition for the top three Miss World was not easy. Therefore, she must compete with other contestants.

"We're looking for Miss Indonesia that is not only beautiful but also talented, "said Liliana.

Maria Harfanti does have an incredible talent. She is adept at playing the piano and singing since her childhood. She also has a good educational background.

"Maria Harfanti is very good at playing the piano and singing. She was graduated at Trisakti University and is now registered as a student of master of management at Indonesia University, "said Liliana.

Besides proud of the victory of Maria in the top three, Liliana was also proud of the social projects named Beauty with a Purpose that Maria made. Fast track of beauty with a purpose category is often won by Indonesia.

"Maria project’s Beauty with a Purpose was ranging from surveying, raise funds, and participate in conducting sanitary water supply and sanitation in Kamancing village. Not surprisingly, Maria won the Beauty with a Purpose, " explained Liliana.

Gaby Oksavira