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Getting Personal: Bunga Citra Lestari: What’s in a Name?

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 16 2016   /  02:01 pm

Antara.Words Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak Photos Jerry AdigunaIf a name could tell all about a person, then Bunga Citra Lestari, also known simply as BCL, is the complete professional package in the entertainment industry.

Bearing three first names that translate as “perpetual image of a flower”, the model, actress and singer is one of two people in the public eye better known by an eponymous acronym (the other would be SBY, former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono).

The entertainer’s popularity soared after she played the female lead in Habibie & Ainun, released in December 2012, which gained more than 4 million viewers at the box office.

It earned her a nomination as best leading actress at the Indonesia Movie Awards and Bandung Film Festival in 2013, while her rendition of the film’s theme song “Cinta Sejati” (True Love) was honored as the best soundt...