Puteri Indonesia for Tourism 2020 Jihane Almira Chedid dons the national costume "The Dashing of Equus Caballus". (Photo Courtesy of Mustika Ratu)

Indonesia Wins Best National Costume at Miss Supranational 2021

AUGUST 21, 2021

Jakarta. Puteri Indonesia for Tourism 2020 Jihane Almira won the best national costume at the beauty pageant Miss Supranational 2021 in Nowy Sacz, Poland. 

Designed by Levico Butik and Eggie Jasmin Artisan Couture, the national costume —dubbed as the “The Dashing of Equus Caballus"— took inspiration from the uniqueness and valor of East Nusa Tenggara’s iconic Sumba sandalwood pony horses. The horse's racing power is said to surpass other horses in the archipelago.

The costume encompassed a bustier, a headpiece, and a pair of boots — all layered in gold to represent novelty, strength, and glory. As many as 10,000 diamond rhinestones adorned the Dashing of Equus Caballus. The combination of the brocade and crystal in the inner costume drops added an extra touch of femininity to this jaw-dropping dress. The extra pearls and crystal drops also takes the costume's elegance to the next level.

For winning the best national costume, Jihane thanked cosmetics giant Mustika Ratu and the Puteri Indonesia Foundation who had coached her over the past year.

"I would like to thank Mustika Ratu and the Puteri Indonesia Foundation for giving me this opportunity and also for trusting me. I am very happy to have achieved this," Jihan said.

"Please pray for  me so I can achieve the best results and bring home the Miss Supranational crown for the first time," she added.

Since last week, Jihane had taken part in the Miss Supranational 2021 series of events. The Grand Final will take place on August 21, 2021 at the Parku Strzeleckim Amphitheater in Nowy Sacz, Poland. Mustika Ratu and the Puteri Indonesia Foundation will air the grand finale live on Metro TV on August 22, 2021 starting 1 to 4 a.m. western Indonesia time.

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