Puteri Indonesia (literally translates into "Princess of Indonesia"), as also known as Miss Indonesia Universe, is one of the two biggest beauty pageants in Indonesia along with Miss Indonesia, as well as the oldest one.
Puteri Indonesia pageant began delegating its winner to Miss Universe in 1995, but by 1996, the winner was forced to withdraw from competing in the Miss Universe pageant by Mrs. Tien Suharto, who was the wife of the late second president of the Republic of Indonesia, Suharto.
With Suharto overthrown, in 2005, Puteri Indonesia resumed to send the winner of this pageant to Miss Universe 2005. In 2006, in addition to sending the winner Miss Universe 2006, the first runner up was sent to Miss World 2005. In 2006, however, Puteri Indonesia lost the franchise of Miss World. Nowadays, its winner will still be sent to Miss Universe, its first runner up to Miss International.
In addition to crown the new Puteri Indonesia (Miss Indonesia Universe), at the end of election night event Puteri Indonesia will elect The Three Princess as determined by the jury.
1. In addition to earned Puteri Indonesia, the winner is also entitled to hold the title of Miss Indonesia Universe and will represent Indonesia in the Miss Universe Pageant
2. 1st runner-up, since 2007, the 1st runner-up will hold the title of Puteri Indonesia Lingkungan/Environment and Miss Indonesia International, so Indonesia would be represented in the Miss International beauty pageant by the titleholder.
3. 2nd runner-up, will hold the title of Puteri Indonesia Pariwisata/Tourism, is currently not a representative of Indonesia in any pageant since 2007.
1st runner-up, since 2007, the 1st runner-up will hold the title of Puteri Indonesia Lingkungan/Environment. Except in 1992-1996, Putri Indonesia Lingkungan is selected through a special award and in 2000 - now Putri Indonesia Lingkungan directly princess named to the 1st runner-up Putri Indonesia and in 2005 represented in so Indonesia would be represented in the Miss World 2005 and 2008-now in the Miss International beauty pageant by the titleholder.
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