Miss Grand International 2017 -Dea Goesti Rizkita would win title
The third runner-up of Putri Indonesia 2017, who also serves as Putri Indonesia Perdamaian, Dea Rizkita, is currently competing at the Miss Grand International (MGI) 2017.
Dea is presently among the top 25 list for National Best Costume competition and aiming for the top 10 spot.
Based on the voting result revealed on Oct. 15, Dea received the highest number of votes with 7,502,479, followed by Vietnam with 6,678,491, Cambodia with1,906,713, the Philippines with 1,440,128 and Laos with 790,950.
For the top 25 list, 15 of the costumes are chosen by voting while the other 10 will be picked by judges. Another voting was conducted on Oct. 16 for the top 10 list and the winner will be announced at the finale of Miss Grand International 2017 slated on Oct. 25.
“The fight is not over yet, there’s still the second voting. The support from the public is still needed to vote for the national costume worn by Dea Rizkita so that she can make the top 10 list,” said Tourism Minister Arief Yahya.
Those wanting to vote can visit the official Facebook page of Miss Grand International, go to the “Latest Album” folder and like and share Dea’s photo.
“The vote begins on Oct. 16 and ends on the 20th at 9 p.m.,” Arief added.
Last year, Ariska Putri Pertiwi who represented Indonesia in the competition took home the Best National Costume and was crowned Miss Grand International 2016.
Dea’s costume, themed “motherland”, was created by Morphacio Body Art together with Maya Ratih Couture.
The 27-kilogram dress presents Indonesia as a maritime country with the dark blue color. It is also adorned with five blue crystals on the circular ornament that represent Pancasila.
Meanwhile, three blue crystals on the head represent body, soul, and spirit; and five yellow crystals represent the youth generation as the nation’s next successor.
The wings feature on the costume represent tenderness, strength, and prayers from the ancestors, whilst the backbone ornament represents Indonesia as the world’s backbone.
The belt represents fertility and brotherhood, the utilization of five traditional textiles represent the cultural diversity of Indonesia, whilst the temple miniature represents Indonesians’ belief of body as a temple and the symbol of self-enlightenment. (kes)