NUSA DUA, Bali (BPN) – As many as 10 finalists to compete as the first Miss Grand Bali and to represent Bali to the next level competition Miss Grand Indonesia 2018 and Miss Grand International 2018.
According to Regional Director of Miss Grand Indonesia-Bali 2018 Putu Ayu Sita Laksmi, Miss Grand Bali 2018 is not just to show the girls’ beauty face, but also has a specific purpose that is to promote tourism of Bali, as Miss Grand event is also fully supported by the Ministry of Tourism.
That’s why, she continued, the selection also held with special criteria. “The most important thing are the language skill and knowledge about tourism. In addition, there are other conditions such as Indonesian citizen women domiciled in Bali, aged 18 to 25 years old, currently studies in University or already have bachelor degree and not yet married,” she said on a press conference at Bali Nusa Dua Theater, Nusa Dua, on Thursday.
These 10 beautiful princesses are the result of a selection of a total of 58 registrants, which then narrowed to 20 finalists. After a tight talent show and interviews, then resulting 10 finalists and one of them to be crowned as Miss Grand Bali this mid May.
Meanwhile, the coach of Miss Grand Bali Jenny Andayani said that although the event related to promotion of tourism, judges will not necessarily choose the winner based on those who come from tourist destination region. “To avoid cheating, later we will use SMS polls. We hope that the winner from Bali can be victorious at the international level,” she said.