Hehehe, actually I don't have enough knowledge about these kinds of stuff, the creation of this thread is solely based on my envy on other country's forums
But I got the feeling u guys would help me, right? *winking at furrie*
So this thread will consist of all kinds of pageants around Indonesia, be it Puteri Indonesia (Miss Indonesia Universe), Miss Indonesia (Miss Indonesia World), Tourism Ambassadors (Abnon, Moka, etc), Male Pageants (L-Men Manhunt), Transgender Pageants (Miss Waria?), apa aja!!
I'll start with Puteri Indonesia.
This pageant is the oldest annual beauty pageant in Indonesia. Contestant come from provinces around Indonesia to compete for the title. The winner of this pageant is Indonesia's representative in Miss Universe.
Here is a pic from Puteri Indonesia 2006. The ladies looked so regal in traditional outfits around Indonesia:
The Winner of Puteri Indonesia 2006, Agni Pratistha Arkadewi Kuswardono from the Province of Central Java:
Letââ‚¬â„˘s support her in the upcoming Miss Universe 2007! Sebentar lg lho!! Oh I'm so excited, it's like watching Indonesian Sports Teams competing in international events. But instead of sweaty men, we celebrate the beauty of Indonesian women!!
Usually, we will have kebaya in the national costume part but not this year. Miss Kuswardono will be sporting traditional costume of Dayak Kenyah from Kalimantan Timur! Yaay! A chance to how the world how diverse our country is!
In Indonesia, there are "Duta Wisata" (Tourism Ambassador) pageants held in respective provinces. For DKI Jakarta, there is the annual Abang-None Jakarta. This is quite a prestigious event, because some of the past winners have proven that winning this contest is like receiving ticket to fame. Some of Indonesia's celebrities who were past contestants of Abang-None Jakarta:
-Ivan Fadilla Soedjoko
-Ratih Sanggarwati (None Jakarta 1983)
-Tommy Cokro (Abang Jakarta 2005)