After being quarantined with other finalists from December 5-7, 2012, Cok Istri Krisnanda Widani has been crowned Miss Bali (Puteri Bali) in a contest held at the Pan Pacific Nirwana Resort.
The advanced accounting student at Bali’s Udayana University, Krisnanda Defeated 9 other contestants for the right to serve as Bali’s ambassador at official functions over the coming year.
According to The Bali Post, the first runner-up was Visca Zerlinda and second runner-up went to Sang Ayu Chandra Kasih.
The final selection of Miss Bali followed a rigorous selection process before a panel of judges and film tests before the final selection was made on Saturday, December 8, 2012.
The crowning ceremony was attended by the head of the provincial tourism office for Bali, Ida Bagus Subhisku - who represented the Governor at the event, the wife of the Governor, and the vice-chairman of the Miss Indonesia Foundation Arman S. Tjitrosoebono.
The Governor’s remarks read to the audience and contestants said: “I hope the younger generation, as those who will carry the nation forward, become those who will preserve our sacred religion and culture in Bali. In addition, this same concept should guide Bali’s development and keep it sustainable by creating a Bali that is both clean and green.”
The chairman of the Puteri Bali 2012 committee, Wiwien Gunawasika, who also holds the franchise for the contest, said this year’s contest represents the 11th year for the event which has adopted as its current theme “Go Green and Love Indonesia.”
Gunawasika said she was confident that the selection of Cok Istri Krisnanda W as Miss Bali 2012 would pave the way for Bali to win the Miss Indonesia crown in 2013.
The 17th Miss Indonesia Finals will take place in Jakarta on February 1, 2013.
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