Kezia Warouw of Sulawesi Utara defeated 38 other contestants to bag the title of Puteri Indonesia 2016. Kezia Warouw was crowned by the outgoing Puteri Indonesia 2015 (Miss Universe Indonesia 2015) Anindya Kusuma Putri. Miss International 2015 Edymar Martinez of Venezuela was the chief guest for this years event. Kezia Warouw will represent Indonesia at Miss Universe 2016. The first runner-up crown went to Felicia Hwang of Lampung. She will represent Indonesia at Miss International 2016 in Tokyo,Japan where as Intan Aletrino of Sumatera Barat was crowned as the second runner-up, Intan Aletrino will represent Indonesia at Miss Supranational 2016.
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This year’s jury comprised of 1) Kusuma Dewi , Head of YPI, 2) former Puteri Indonesia winner – Elvira Devinamira, 3) Minister of Tourism of Indonesia – Arief Yahya, 4) Abdullah Azwar Anas, Mayor of Banyuwangi, 5) Yullie Nasution Grillon, Yullie Nasution Grillon, 6) Triawan Munaf, Kepala Badan Ekonomi Kreatif, 7) Mega Angkasa, Head of Corporate Public Relations PT Mustika Ratu & 8) Rudy Hary, Photographer. The event was hosted by Puteri Indonesia 2012, Maria Selena Nurcahya alongside Choky Sitohang, Gading Marten & Farhannisa Suri Maimoon Nasution. The event was aired live on Indosiar and streamed online across the globe.
Puteri Indonesia 2016 (Miss Universe): Kezia Warouw, Sulawesi Utara
Puteri Indonesia Lingkungan 2016 (Miss International): Felicia Hwang, Lampung
Puteri Indonesia Pariwisata 2016 (Miss Supranational): Intan Aletrino, Sumatera Barat
DKI Jakarta 1 – Claudya Dara
Sumatera Utara – Ariska Pertiwi
Banten – Belda Amelia
Aceh – Khairunisa
DKI Jakarta 2 – Mutia Ardi
Bali – Karina Prabasai
Sumatera Selatan – Ratih Anggraini
Credits: Puteri Indonesia page on Facebook