10 Top most beautiful images of Kevin Lilliana,Miss International 2017
Kevin Lilliana (born 5 January 1996) is an Indonesian model and beauty queen who was crowned first runner-up (Puteri Indonesia Lingkungan 2017) for the Puteri Indonesia 2017. On November 14th, 2017, Lilliana was crowned Miss International 2017 in Japan by the outgoing titleholder, Kylie Verzosa of the Philippines. She is the 1st Indonesian to win the crown of Miss International, and make Indonesia as the 4th Asian nation to achieve the crown of Miss International.
Lilliana was born in Bandung, West Java. She graduated from Maranatha Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and works as a model and interior designer. She has done ramp and print modeling. She is the first child of Pupu Junaedi, who is an interior designer in Bandung, and Lina Yulianti. She has one younger brother named Audi.
Her parents prepared the name “Kevin” because they expected to have a baby boy as the first born child. However, they kept the name and give it to her when she was born. Her name was inspired by the main character of a 1990 Christmas comedy film, Home Alone, which happen to be her parents’ favorite film.
Puteri Indonesia 2017
Lilliana won Puteri Indonesia West Java in 2017 and represented the province of West Java at Puteri Indonesia 2017. During finals night, she placed 1st Runner-Up and won the title of Puteri Indonesia Lingkungan 2017 (Environment Ambassador) in addition to winning Best Traditional Costume and 1st Runner-Up Miss Talent.
Miss International 2017
As Puteri Indonesia Lingkungan 2017, She represented Indonesia to compete in Miss International 2017, held in Japan and was crowned at the end of the competition. In addition to the crown, Kevin also won Miss Best Dresser after presenting an evening gown by Indonesian designer, Ivan Gunawan. She is the first Indonesian female to be crowned as Miss International.
During the speech portion of the pageant, the girls were given a chance to express their plans if crowned Miss International and share their personal advocacies. Lilliana’s speech read:
“Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, Indonesia’s national motto that means ‘Unity in Diversity’. Indonesia is one of the few countries that has such a diversity of cultures, languages, and beliefs. That is why I am a big believer in unity in diversity. This world is a beautiful place because of its wide variety, not similarities, and if I become Miss International I will spread these positive values and spread the culture of accepting and respecting differences because I know that every country has their own cultures, character, and identities. Therefore, let’s create a perfect solution for learning, understand and appreciate each other.”
After the coronation night, Lilliana and her court had some final things to do with the sponsors of the Miss International Organization such as Miss Paris’ beauty school and Mikimoto pearl farm in Japan. Also, Miss International 2017 visited Toba International Hotel and Unicef where she met the National Directors of Unicef in Denmark and Japan. Lilliana and her court also visited the Org’s sponsor, Ash Salon in Yokohama before flying to Ishigaki.