Maria is on a path to TV stardom, with aspirations of a long and successful career on the silver screen. Having studied Communications Broadcast & Journalism at university, she is already on screen, and hopes to further her career as she progresses. Born in Central Java, Maria has lived on three continents, growing up in the US before returning to Indonesia for high school. In her spare time Maria likes to practice photography, enjoys sketching, travelling and playing the piano, and she is a huge Liverpool FC fan.
“Indonesia is known for its natural beauty and cultural plurality, boasting 300 ethnic groups and around 600 languages. It consists of 17,000 islands and covers three time zones. We are the epitome of “Unity in Diversity” and I love discovering it’s endless beauty.”
Question Time With Maria
What website could you not live without and why?
Google, because it has been so very helpful in countless situations.
What is the best App you’ve used in the last year?
What is your favourite fashion website?
I love fiction books! I have read all of the Harry Potter books five times!
Sate ayam Blora (Bloranese Chicken Skewers), martabak (thick Indonesian Crepe with sweet toppings), white rice and my mothers desserts (anything with chocolate and ice cream)
What annoys you most of about the world you live in?
There is too much self interest or hedonistic mindset in society and not nearly enough of an altruistic one.
World Designer Dress:
With the theme: 'flesh to dust', this Bramanta Wijaya gown is delicately decorated with an intricate motif of lace and light weight silver jacquard. The transparent details covering the dress make an extra point on a latest fashion trend - covered yet not covered: showing some skin (flesh) but covered with the silvery lace motifs (dust). The fitted bodice flares from the waist with a tiered ruffle layer gradually reaching the floor.
Formal Evening Wear:
Maria will be wearing a strapless dress designed by Mel Ahyar at the Miss World 2014 Final with a large diagonally tiered ruffle starting thigh level to the floor. The draped layer has a 3D printed detail along the bottom of the layers as well as some detail on the bodice is made up of colourful flowers with a Taffeta Red trim underneath.