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Top 10 (According to Announcement)
1. Novia Indriani Mamuaja (Sulawesi utara)
2. Friska Juliana Agustius (Bengkulu)
3. Rr. Aubry Widdy Asteria (DKI Jakarta 5)
4. Clarasati Ayu Suhanda (Nusa Tenggara Timur)
5. Ayu Ravianti (Kalimantan Barat)
6. Marisa Sartika Maladewi(Sumatera Selatan)
7. Cok Istri Krisnanda Widani (Bali)
8. Nadia Ingrida Gani (DKI Jakarta 3)
9. Whulandary Herman(Sumatera Barat)
10. Ryan Putri Astrini Basyarah(Jawa Barat).
The Top 5:
1.) Sumatera Barat i.e. Whulandary
2.) DKI Jakarta 3
3.) Sulawesi Utara
5.) Sumatera Selatan
2230 - Arziti Bilbina interviews Sumatera Barat
2231 - Kusamadewi Sutanto asks Jakarta DKI a question
2232 - Aubry calls Kusamadewi 'ibu' literally means mother. Almost consumed all her time.
2232 - Sulawesi Utara has lots of fans
2233 - Sulawesi Utara asked about corruption. Answered the importance of personal character and integrity
2235 - Bali asked about the independence of her nation.
2236 - Puan Maharani fields questions for Sumatera Selatan
OPINION from our Indonesian watchers: At top 5, the best answer goes to Bali. The question was about the equality between women and men. Others who nailed the questions are: Sulawesi Utara was asked about the corruption in Indonesia and how to improve an awareness of anti-corruption mentality and Sumatera Barat who was asked about the importance of ethics and professionalism in your profession.
Favorite Princess of Sumatera - Sumatera Barat
Favorite Princess of Java - Java Tengu
Favorite Princess of Kalimantan - Kalimantan Barat
Favorite Princess of Sulawesi - Sulawesi Barat
Favorite Princess of Lesser Sundas - Bali
Favorite Princess of Eastern Indonesia - Maluku
Miss Congeniality - Papua Barat
Miss Talent - Papua
Miss Photogenic - DKI Jakarta 5
Miss Intelligence 3rd Place - Sumatera Utara
Miss Intelligence 2nd Place - DKI Jakarta 5
Miss Intelligence 1st Place - Papua Barat (She is a doctor!!!)
2309 - The Top 3 - Bali, Sumatera Selatan, Sumatera Barat
2326 - Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo in Puteri Indonesia!
2354 - Second runner-up is Bali Cok Istri Krisnanda Widani - expected to compete at Miss International 2013
2358 - Marisa Sartika Maladewi of Sumatera Selatan is first runner-up which means Sumatera Barat Whulandary Herman is Puteri Indonesia 2012-2013
The finals of Puteri Indonesia 2013 will be tonight, February 1. Several women from different provinces of Indonesia will compete in the capital city of Jakarta. Three titles will be given away: Miss Universe Indonesia, Miss Earth Indonesia and Miss International Indonesia. The reigning Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo, will be in attendance. She will wear the beautiful kebaya (photo, left). Previous winners of Miss Universe with the exception of 2005 also wore various designs of the traditional dress. Who in the photo below wore it best (from left to right) - Amelia Vega, Jennifer Hawkins, Cynthia Ollavaria, Zuleyka Riverka and Riyo Mori.
The latest public statement by ionoco, the multimedia company responsible for the graphics during the final telecast of Miss World came a little too late. It did not address several issues including but not limited to:
a.) The weblink that supposedly contains the preliminary scores as mentioned by Steve Douglas at the telecast were removed days before the finals.
b.) The final results of the Designer Award, one of the key components in determining the semifinalists were never disclosed to the public
c.) Miss Mexico Mariana Berumen came into the semis as the second best contestant but was booted out at the Top 7 in an instant
There is no doubt that 2012 is the all time low for Miss World since Jennifer Hosten was crowned as Miss World in 1970. The trust that many people had put into the pageant was terribly eroded. While, Missosology.Org believes Wenxia Yu has all the qualities that makes her a deserving Miss World titleholder, it officially questions the process that allowed her to be crowned. Miss World must be aware that majority in the general public believe that Miss World 2012 was rigged. All the issues raised above and many more support this view.
It is crucial that Miss World must clean its act otherwise the belief that the pageant can be manipulated would persist. Already, it is slowly rising from the notion that it is a boring pageant. Julia Morley should ensure that momentum by shoring up the international image of Miss World and not just simply sweep the issues under the rug.
Missosology believes in thorough analysis of a situation and believes that a pageant can have its low and high moments. The mere fact that there are evidences that Miss World scores and outcomes can be manipulated will not compel us to remove the pageant from the Big4 listing. It is consistent on the same issue that we are not removing Miss Earth on the basis that there is a possibility that the crown can be bought.
There is no doubt though that the official statement issued today comes all too little and all too late. Miss World 2012 was crowned in August last year and it took almost half a year to figure out and divulge to the public on what went wrong. On top of that, so many spurious occurrences that begged to be answered remained unanswered.
The official statement would even be an insult to an injury for National Directors like Lupita Jones who openly questioned the scoring system. But poor Lupita because instead of getting answers she got an I-don’t-know and a directive to hold a separate pageant which would costs her additional thousands of pesos.
Even more painful is to watch so many blind supporters and zombie fans that all vehemently deny the issues that hounded Miss World in 2012. It is without doubt that Miss World owes the public a thorough explanation not a half-baked statement of somebody else pinning on human error. It is crucial for the pageant to do so in order to remain successful, reliable and with integrity.
Miss World published its official statement regarding the scoreboard errors during the final telecast of the pageant held in Ordos, China. Miss World was under siege after beauty watchers, fans and even National Directors noticed some inconsistencies in the scoring system.
The news statement appeared on the following link http://www.missworld.com/News/2013-01-31/Official-Statement-Regarding-Scoreboard-Errors/