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Catholic youth wins Miss Indonesia 2022 crown

Audrey Venessa Susilo on the night of the coronation of Miss Indonesia on September 15, 2022 (Photo by Putri Indonesia IG)

A Catholic youth from North Sulawesi won the Miss Indonesia 2022 beauty pageant crown. 

Audrey Vanessa Susilo, a 22-year-old Catholic youth (OMK) from the diocese of Manado, North Sulawesi, won the Miss Indonesia 2022 crown, eliminating 36 other contestants from different provinces in the country. 

The Miss Indonesia 2022 beauty pageant was held in Jakarta on September 15. 

She is active in various services, especially in the Holy Trinity Community (KTM) and also the Catholic Charismatic Prayer Fellowship (PDKK).

Audrey represents the province of North Sulawesi in the Miss Indonesia 2022 beauty pageant, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.

Her faith and hard work were not in vain. She finally became the winner of Miss Indonesia 2022. 

Audrey proved that Indonesian Catholic youth, although a minority group, can compete in quality and offer the best for the church and the country.

Audrey was even inspired by Saint Mother Teresa's words in answering the final question of this beauty pageant. This quote is also the motto of her life. 

"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love," (Mother Teresa).  

Audrey Venessa Susilo on the night of the coronation of Miss Indonesia 2022 in Jakarta on Sept 15. (Photo by Putri Indonesia IG)

In addition to being active in church activities, she is a person close to nature. Audrey is also known as a person who cares for the environment. 

She also has a series of stunning achievements, one of which has been named the 1st Winner of Miss Manado, North Sulawesi 2022. 

Audrey, who is known for her humble personality, is a gifted person.

She received a full "Monash International Leadership Scholarship" from Monash University, Australia. 

Audrey's parents are also active in the church's service as parishioners of St. Theresia Malalayang, Manado, North Sulawesi. 

His father was a KTM district leader for Sulawesi, Mollusca, and Papua Indonesia. 

As Miss Indonesia 2022, Audrey will represent the country in the Miss World 2023 pageant. 

Audrey's coronation as Miss Indonesia inspired many, especially Indonesian Catholic youth, to be firm in their faith despite the many challenges as a marginal group and efforts to give the best for the church and country.

Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, has more than 270 million people. There are 84%, or 229 million Muslims, while 16% of the population of Indonesia consists of five other religions recognized by the government.

About 10 percent of the country's population is Christian, including eight million Catholics. Emiliana Saptaningsih


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