Ayu Maulida, 22, edged out 38 other beauties to be crowned Puteri Indonesia 2020 on Friday, March 6 at the Jakarta Conventions Center.
The Bachelor of Laws graduate from East Java succeeded last year’s winner and Miss Universe 2019 Top 10, Frederika Alexis Cull.
As Miss Universe Indonesia 2020, Ayu will represent her country at the Miss Universe 2020 pageant, whose date and venue are yet to be announced.
The runners-up, Putu Ayu Saraswati and Jihane Almira, were crowned Puteri Indonesia Lingkungan 2020 (Miss International Indonesia) and Puteri Indonesia Pariwisata 2020 (Miss Supranational Indonesia), respectively.
Putu will compete in the next edition of Miss International pageant while Jihane will go to Miss Supranational.
The reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, Miss International Sireethorn Leearamwat, and Miss Supranational Anntonia Porsild graced the national competition.
Former Miss Universe from the Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach, was also invited to the prestigious event to sit as one of the judges.
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