In the month of November, 2017 the national search of Puteri Indonesia 2018 officially started with regional pageants and auditions which lasted till February 2018. The search was to succeed Bunga Jelitha Ibrani as the next Miss Universe Indonesia. The Grand finale took place in Jakarta on March 9, 2018 where a total of 39 finalists representing different regions of Indonesia competed for the coveted crown.
After a serious of rounds, Sonia Fergina who represented the province Bangka Belitung won the contest winning the crown of Puteri Indonesia 2018 and the right to represent Indonesia at Miss Universe 2018. Vania Fitryanti of Banten emerged as the second best winning the crown of Miss International Indonesia while the representative of Kalimantan Barat, Wilda Octavianam, came in third place and will be representing Indonesia at Miss Supranational 2018.
In the top 6 were Dilla Fadeila of DI Yogyakarta, Berliana Permatasari of Sumatera Selatan and Kidung Paramadita of Jawa Tenggah\
Making it to the top 11 were the representative of Lampung (Shafira Bella), Sumatera Barat (Resti Asda), DKI Jakarta 2 (Asti Wulan), DKI Jakarta 4 (Jesslyn S.Ilkom) and DKI Jakarta 6 ( Karina Basrewan).
The prestigious event was attended by reigning Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa, Miss International 2017 Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia and Miss Supranational 2017 Jenny Kim of South Korea. The three international queens crowned the winners of the contest.
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