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2020: Maudy Ayunda: “I can’t live without seafood, my sanity and good sneakers”

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 30 2016   /  11:35 am

Words Yuliasri Perdani Illustration Mufty FairuzAt the age of 21, Maudy Ayunda has accomplished many things. She is an actress, singer-songwriter, the newest and youngest brand ambassador of L’Oreal Indonesia and a University of Oxford graduate. Her graduation for her bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics and economics will be held in September. “Overall, it was a time when I adapted to new things, talked to my friends about the philosophies of life and I got to know myself more. It was more than just three years of academic education, but a time for self growth.”

Maudy transformed from child actor to teen idol after playing the lead and singing the soundtrack of the two-part romance movie, Perahu Kertas (Paper Boat), in 2012. Her latest song, “Jakarta Ramai” (Crowded Jakarta), tells of the loneliness felt by residents amid the capital’s hustle and bustle. Maudy...