Miss Indonesia 2024 is Monica Sembiring from North Sumatra

Monica Kezia Sembiring was crowned Miss Indonesia 2024 (Miss World Indonesia 2024) in a glittering competition held on Wednesday, May 29 at Studio RCTI+ in Jakarta.

The 22-year-old from the North Sumatra province bested 37 other contestants to win the national title. She is expected to represent her country at the 72nd Miss World festival.

Carita Adity of D.I Yogyakarta placed first runner-up while Anna Dananjaya of Bali, Priyanka Ariffia of DKI Jakarta, and Arindina Taim of Aceh were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively.

Martha Lena of Riau and Virginia Martina of the Highland Papua province were respectively awarded Miss Favorite and Miss Friendship.

Hosted by Robby Purba and Amanda Zevannya, the final show was attended by the reigning Miss World from the Czech Republic, Krystyna Pyszková.

The new Miss Indonesia succeeds Audrey Vanessa Susilo, Miss Indonesia 2022 from North Sulawesi who placed in the Top 40 at the 71st Miss World.

Monica studied chemical engineering at Diponegoro University. Her goal is to lead the way in empowering women in Indonesia by increasing their access to education and career opportunities, particularly in rural areas.

Photos: Sam Dimas Kurniady, Miss Indonesia / Instagram

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