Achievements are not only achieved by competing abilities or competing intelligence to show the superiority of the participants, but also by showing a self-aura and attraction that can be an inspiration for everyone to look attractive. Like the 2019 Asia Model Festival competition in Seoul, South Korea which is held on Friday June 7, 2019, which is an event to test participants through modeling, fashion, and beauty. Indonesia represented by Model Indonesia Ayu Maulida managed to bring the name of Indonesia as the Face of Asia by winning the highest title (Grand Prize) at the event.
Ayuma, Ayu Maulida’s nickname managed to set aside 74 other models from 27 countries at this prestigious model festival in Asia. Ayu’s victory proved that Indonesia is one of the Power Houses in the event that has been going on for 14 years, after several other Indonesian models such as Fahrani, Richard Fiando, Nadila Ernesta, managed to win various categories in previous similar events.
Based on the press release of the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul, Saturday, June 8, 2019, Ayu, who almost completed her education at the Faculty of Law, Airlangga University, did indeed appear very prominent. Aside from the high level of self-confidence, Ayu also appeared perfectly in almost all the sessions she participated in, including during Photo and Video Shoot, as well as runaway sessions. It is also supported by the typical Indonesian face as the name suggests and the body is proportional to 177 cm high.
This is what makes Ayu the only Indonesian representative who managed to penetrate the TOP 10 Face of Asia 2019. Even before the announcement of the TOP 10, Ayu had confirmed a title given by a local sponsor. Many people who attend the final judging night also bet Ayu will win this event. This also proved to be true. Besides Ayuma, one senior Indonesian model, Laura Muljadi, will also get the “Model Star” award along with nine other models from various countries.
Mr. Eui-sig Yang, Chair of the Asia Model Festival Organizing Committee, emphasized the difficulty of the Jury Team to determine the winner of this event. “From year to year, there seems to be an increase in the quality of participants. This makes us very difficult to determine who is declared the best, “he said.
In the Asia Model 2019 event, Indonesia sent 5 representatives, namely Ayuma, Zian Alfin, Chealsea McKenzie, Joel Leo Pollock and Alfrida Alifia, with the guidance of Ai Syarif, Fashion Designer and Creative Director of Jakarta Fashion Week.
The Deputy Chief of RI-Seoul Representative, Sofia Sudarma, who was present on behalf of the Ambassador also gave encouragement to the highlight of the judging night. “Congratulations to Ayuma. Hopefully, this victory will further enhance the image of Indonesia in the eyes of the world and promote Indonesian fashion globally, “Sofia said quoted from the press statement.
On the final night, after participating in quarantine (Model Camp) starting on May 23, 2019, the five participating Indonesian models wore three kinds of clothing, namely national dress, sportswear and evening gowns that were designed by top Indonesian designers.