Miss Indonesia 2022 expresses her commitment to promoting tourism
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Miss Indonesia 2022 Laksmi Shari De Neefe Suardana has expressed her commitment to prioritizing the improvement of tourism and the local economy.
Suardana was crowned Miss Indonesia 2022 after beating 43 finalists from 34 provinces in the grand final held at Plenary Hall, Jakarta Convention Center on Friday, May 27.
Suardana said she will take the opportunity provided by the Puteri Indonesia Foundation to introduce tourism to Indonesia, especially Bali, which is her home.
“I will (promote) tourism, especially Bali, and its sustainable aspects,” she said in the statement after being crowned Miss Indonesia 2022 on Friday, May 27.
The tourism sector includes a wide range of aspects, ranging from destinations to hotels and culinary arts as well as other supporting elements, such as handicrafts in the form of souvenirs, and even various types of art.
Suardana recognizes the importance of supporting such efforts to encourage tourism and economic development.
“I will use social media to promote everything,” she said.
Suardana, 26, graduated cum laude in 2020 from Polimoda with a bachelor’s degree in fashion business and worked as a marketing manager for the Casa Luna Bali group.
She was the third of four children. She was named after a goddess, Laksmi, who is said to have the power to turn dreams into reality.
She grew up in Ubud and loves all things beauty, design and nature. She also enjoys the simple things in life, like walking around the village, and her hobbies include reading, cooking, tennis, horse riding, gardening, and rock climbing.
Moreover, she has actively participated in various activities, such as hosting IG Live Book Club for Ubud Writers & Readers Festival since 2020, Narrative Book Club Bookshelf Tour 2021, moderating book launch at Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2021, and also in 2022 Puteri Indonesia Bali.
She also volunteered to teach English for Hope for Bali, the Begawan Foundation, and visited the IIB Special Child Development Institute in Karangasem, Bali. All the first-hand experience taught him that the literacy rate, the interest in reading among children, needed to be improved, both in Bali and nationwide.
She would represent Indonesia at the Miss Universe 2022 event.
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