Vania was born and raised in the village of Pontianak on the island of Borneo before travelling to Jakarta for further education. Currently studying Finance, Vania describes herself as “a challenge seeker... a person of curiosity.” Vania is a talented operatic singer, winning TV show ‘Indonesia’s Got Talent in 2010’! In her spare time she enjoys swimming, playing badminton and photography, and her future ambitions are to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, through her musical and onscreen talents.
In Her Own Words...
My name is Vania Larissa, and it is an incredible honour to be representing my beautiful and exotic country, Indonesia!
I was raised in a family who taught me to be genuine, thankful, and to always carry the heart to give wherever I go. Being Miss Indonesia 2013 has shown me a world beyond all the glamour and beauty, and has handed me the rare opportunity to give back on a more national scale.
I have many passions in life, but I think music is one of the greatest gifts of life, and I live to express myself in this extraordinary form of art.
This year, I am honoured to be the face of the hosting country, and I would like to invite all of you to experience this beautiful country I’m proud to call home."
A cobalt blue creation with silver accents, made from hand-woven fabric featuring a combination of styles ranging from the elegant vintage trends of the 1920s to modern urban styles with a touch of chic ethnic Indonesian inspired design.
An ESMOD Paris graduate, Priyo worked with the house of Balenciaga before returning home to further his passion for fashion. Priyo’s design have gained celebrity acknowledgements. This woven textile enthuasiast participated in a Pret a Porter event in France with Cita Tenun Indonesia. Priyo currently has three lines: “PRIYO OKTAVIANO” (for haute couture, made-to-measure and Bridal Collection), “SPOUS” (for casual and ready to wear), and “OCCASION” designed by Priyo Oktaviano (for ready-to-wear, cocktail and evening wear) with Mimi Gozali as business partner.
Sept 2001 – Mar 2003 : Balenciaga – Paris; Pattern making (Atelier Tailleur) for Annual Fashion Show.
Jan 2001 – Sept 2001 : Sharon Wauchob – Paris; Helped create pattern for annual fashion show P/E 2002.
Jan 2000 VERONIQUE LEROY – PARIS; Helped create pattern and design for annual fashion show A/H 2001
July 1999 Jack Henry – Paris; Assisted in making pattern for production P/E 2000; Participation in salon TRANOI HOMME PARIS.