Maria Harfanti was crowned the title of Miss Indonesia 2015 (Miss World Indonesia 2015) at the conclusion of the national pageant held on February 17th, 2015 at the Hall D2 Jakarta International Expo in Jakarta. At the time of her crowning, Maria is the reigning Miss DI Yogyakarta. She is 23 years old and stands 1.73 m. Harfanti will represent Indonesia in the Miss World 2015 pageant.
Maria Harfanti being crowned Miss World Indonesia 2015 by the outgoing queen Maria Rahajeng, and the reigning Miss World, Rolene Strauss from South Africa.
Harfanti also won the title of “Beauty with a Purpose” thanks in part to her charity work, including a stint teaching underprivileged children in Guizhou, China. Maria has completed her master degree in management from the University of Indonesia. She plans to promote Indonesian products and culture throughout the world as the winner of the prestigious competition.
Maria Harfanti’s first walk as the new Miss World Indonesia 2015.
The first runner-up was Savina Wibowo
– Miss Sumatera Selatan;
The second runner-up was Yona Miagan
– Miss Papua.
There was a bit of controversy regarding Miss Indonesia 2015 competition. Ratna Nurlia Alfiandini, who was representing Aceh, got criticized for not wearing a headscarf. The Acehnese government came out by saying Ratna’s participation had not been approved and that she did not represent the province’s values.