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Now that Indonesia had crowned a superbeauty in the name of Whulandary Herman, the real hardwork begins just as the last confetti lays flat on the stage of Jakarta Convention Center. Yayasan Puteri Indonesia is an excellent organization in selecting a worthy beauty queen but conventional wisdom tells us it hasn't mastered the art required to win the Miss Universe contest. Even a Top 16 finish is so difficult to achieve.
Yayasan Puteri Indonesia fails on where it matters the most - packaging the delegate. It has consistently failed to style, train and give good wardrobes to its delegates. The failure of the organization can swing to the extremes. In 2009 Zivanna Letisha Siregar had been way too bubbly bordering scary and in 2010 Qory Sandioriva is a classic example of timidity and inferiority. Indonesia can look up north, in the Philippines, in formulating its own recipe for success. Racially related, Filipina beauty is basically akin to Indonesian beauty but the former knows the art of packaging. Venus Raj and Janine Tugonon for example, are not really top notch when it comes to face value but because they knew how to capture the heart of the judges - from styles of catwalk to gown designs - they competed successfully against Latinas and Europeans.
This year, Indonesia is blessed with a superbeauty. Whulandary Herman must not go to waste. A thorough overhaul on how Yayasan Puteri prepares its delegates must be carried out. Already, netizens are talking about Whulandary's Komodo Walk, clearly an allusion to the successful walks of Filipina delegates - pilapil walk of Venus Raj, tsunami walk of Shamcey Supsup and cobra walk of Janine Tugonon. With her modelling background, Whulandary can make her own signature walk but it must be ensured that this is not a case of a catwalk overkill. Whulandary possesses a pair of perfect legs. Yayasan Puteri must not let go to waste by giving her another horrible gown. Whulandary's got a perfect body, so please don't let her wear a one piece.
Whulandary possesses a pair of heavenly legs
There is no doubt that Indonesia could soon realize a top finish at Miss Universe. Blessed by a top class delegate this year, it is now up to the people working behind the scenes to make the country's dream come true. It is advisable to hire a successful foreign consultant and to use a gown from top international fashion houses. If Yayasan Puteri continues to stick with what it is doing in the previous years, then this über-beauty named Whulandary will simply be wasted.
A quick look at the previous gowns of Misses Universe Indonesia showed how antiquated the concepts are and the designs lack impact