Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Miss Sulawesi Barat wins Miss Indonesia 2014

Miss Sulawesi Barat, 22 year old Maria Asteria Sastrayu defeated 33 other delegates to win the Miss Indonesia 2014 title last night. She was crowned by outgoing title holder and Miss World 2013 top 10 finalist Vania Larissa and the reigning Miss World, Megan Young from the Philippines. Sastrayu stands 1.65m tall and will represent her country at Miss World 2014 in London this November.

The first runner-up was Miss Papua Barat, Ellen Rachel Aragay and the second runner-up was Miss Jawa Timur, Hanna Sugialam. The top 7 were completed by the delegates from Aceh, Jawa Tenggah, Lampung, and DI Yogyakarta.
Photo courtesy of Tribun News Indonesia

One of the strongest bets won. She is good but short. Not sure if Indonesia will place four years in a row.



  1. Being short does not seem to matter at Miss World, or indeed Miss Universe. What does make a difference is short hair. I cannot think of a major pageant winner, at least recently who has short hair!

  2. Indonesia already placed for three consecutive years and i do believe Maria can be the fourth...she is spectacular and well rounded.

  3. Thanks - you are totally right. My bad. They have indeed placed three years in a row. I feel she could do it but it will depend on the quality of the other Asian delegates.