Sonia Fergina representing Bangka Belitung province defeated 38 other contestants to win the title of Puteri Indonesia 2018. Grand finale of the 22nd edition of Puteri Indonesia took place on Friday, March 9th at the Jakarta Convention Centre. Bunga Jelitha Ibrani Puteri Indonesia 2017 crowned Sonia as her successor. Sonia will now represent Indonesia at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant later this year. In the same event, Vania Fitryanti representing Banten province bagged the Puteri Indonesia Lingkungan 2018 crown. Vania was crowned by the reigning Miss International 2017 Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia. She will represent Indonesia at the Miss International 2018 pageant in Tokyo, Japan later this year. Whereas Puteri Indonesia Pariwisata 2018 went to Wilda Octaviana Situngkir of Kalimantan Barat province. Wilda will represent Indonesia at the Miss Supranational 2018 pageant later this year. Karina Nadila crowned Wilda as her successor.
For the first time in the pageant’s history, three reigning international beauty pageant winners graced the grand finale of the pageant. The reigning Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel Peters of South Africa along with Miss Supranational 2017, Jenny Kim and Indonesia’s very own Miss International, Kevin Lilliana. Former Miss Universe, Riyo Mori of Japan was one of the judges of the pageant.
Puteri Indonesia is the oldest and most prestigious beauty pageant in Indonesia. The pageant sends delegates to the Miss Universe, Miss International & Miss Supranational pageant. Although Indonesia is yet to win the coveted Miss Universe crown the org recently produced 2 international beauty queens. Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Miss Grand International 2016 and Kevin Lilliana, Miss International 2017.
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Sonia Fergina Citra who represented Bangka Belitung is a 25-year-old Indonesian beauty hailing from Pangkal Pinang. She is 5’10 in height and the youngest child in her family. She is an independent woman who is open minded and super friendly in nature. She is involved various social causes like serving food for the less fortunate, teaching and taking care of the elderly people in Rekrek Village, Sungai Selan Subdistrict – Central Bangka Regency in cooperation with local government. Not just that, her love for the environment has helped her in raising public awareness on saving a marine life in nearby water bodies. Sonia was also in the Top 10 of Miss Oriental Tourism 2012 in Singapore, Model Mall Atrium in Style 2005, (1st Runner-up) Wajah Model Remaja Bangka Belitung 2005 and (2nd Runner-up) Wajah Model Remaja Jakarta 2005.
Puteri Indonesia 2018 Full Results!
Puteri Indonesia 2018-BANGKA BELITUNG – SONIA FERGINA
Puteri Indonesia Lingkungan 2018- BANTEN – VANIA FITRYANTI
Puteri Indonesia Pariwisata 2018 – KALIMANTAN BARAT – WILDA OCTAVIANA SITUNGKIR
SUMATERA SELATAN – BERLIANA PERMATASARI
JAWA TENGAH – KIDUNG PARAMADITA
D.I YOGYAKARTA – DILLA FADIELA
LAMPUNG – SHAFIRA BELLA SUKMA
SUMATERA BARAT – RESTI ASDA PARWANTI
DKI JAKARTA 2 – ASTI WULAN ADANINGGAR
DKI JAKARTA 4 – JESSLYN LIM
DKI JAKARTA 6 – KARINA BASREWAN
Photo Credit:Puteri Indonesia Facebook Page