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Jakarta Post

Whulandary Herman: Bringing her local roots to the global stage

  • Novia D. Rulistia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 12 2013   /  11:38 am

JP/Jerry Adiguna Whulandary Herman always took modeling seriously since she was a little girl. And now, with the crown on her head, she stands tall and proud of having become the country’s princess of the year.

The 23-year-old’s life has always revolved around modeling. Whulan got her start in modeling by participating in neighborhood contest at the tender age of 6, and from that point on, she has never looked back.

“Many people say that modeling is only good as a hobby, but I disagree. I’m always taking it seriously because it is a professional thing; you can earn money from it,” she said.

Having previously earned the title of Putri (Miss) West Sumatra, her years of determination and hard work paid off as the panel of judges crowned her as Putri Indonesia 2013.

“I think I deserve it – I have met the three important criteria set by the foundation...