LanguagesBahasa Indonesia, English, Javanese, Chinese
Current OccupationTV Presenter, Student
“Hi everyone. I am representing Indonesia, a country comprising of thousands of islands!”
Maria was born and raised in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, where she is currently enrolled on a Master’s degree. She is also an avid musician, adept at playing the piano and the organ, as well as singing. Her favourite music is classical, but she can appreciate most genres. In the future she hopes to start her own business after graduating, but also loves to teach, and would love education to be a part of her life too. In her spare time she enjoys Pilates, photography and travelling, she loves spicy food and her favourite books are fantasy fiction like Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings.
“Indonesia is known for its richness and diversity. It’s a nation of 17000 islands and various different cultures. My parents came from Central Java and Yogyakarta., but I live in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, where all the rapid development and governmental activities take place.”
Designer dress - "KilauPesisir" Windy Chandra Couture
This full gown has been designed by Windy Chandra with a sharp rectangular bust and strapless shape. With a cream base, this full length dress has been intricately embroidered with a floral motif in royal and dusky blue down the bodice and around the hem of the long train which follows behind. This elegant dress also features a large slit up the leg.
Windy Chandra started his journey in 1998, studying at Billy Blue College of Design in Australia to pursue his passion for art of fashion design. Graduating two years later, he continued his study at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and finally established his own brand upon his return to Indonesia in 20005, entitled 'Windy Chandra', designing elusively for his clients.
Auction Gift - Becak Figure
This delicate auction gift is crystal cased souvenir of the Indonesian traditional vehicle "Becak." It is also called cycle rickshaw. It is a three wheel vehicle that was used for the first time in 1936. This traditional transportation is made for short distance. Becak is human-powered by pedaling.
What’s your current favourite website?
I have 3... The blondesalad.com, sindonews.com and okezone.com.
If you could invite anyone (living or historic) to dinner, who would it be and why?
I would gladly invite Oprah Winfrey because she is such an inspirational figure.
What would be your dream job?
If you could work with any fashion designer, who would it be and why?
Tory Burch, because I love her designs that depicts versatility. She mixes colours and materials in such a unique way.
What item of make-up could you not live without?
Mac or PC?
Sweet or Savory?
If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
I would like to have a healing power that could cure any illness because I want to help my family, friends and those in need.
Which Challenge Events do you feel most confident about?
Why did you enter Miss World?
Because I want to be a part of an organisation that has literally helped thousands of lives all over the world.