Zivanna Letisha Siregar

Aug 17th, 2009, in Girls, IM Posts, by

Hopes high for Zivanna Letisha Siregar at Miss Universe 2009.

20 year old Zivanna Letisha Siregar, is the reigning Puteri Indonesia (Miss Indonesia, or more floridly, Princess of Indonesia) 2008 and the country's representative in the all-important Miss Universe competition for 2009, currently going on in very drawn out fashion at the Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, the Bahamas.

Popular Vote

The popular, online voting has seen Zizi putting in a solid performance, currently at 3rd in the rankings, just behind Miss Thailand, Chutima Duronjed, and Miss Brazil, Larissa Costa.

Final

The final, by judges' vote, is held on August 23rd and hopes are high among the legions of people who care for such things that Zizi will go at least some way to erase the shame of previous desultory and sometimes downright embarrassing performances by past Putri Indonesia winners Nadine Chandrawinata, 2005, Agni Pratistha, 2006, and Putri Raemawasti, 2007.

The country has been starved of even modest Miss Universe success since 2004 Puteri Indonesia Artika Sari Devi made the final 15 in 2005.

The Bikini Issue

Zivanna, who is no dummy, being an economics student at University of Indonesia, is possibly unusually as these things go a Muslim and this makes her decision to wear a bikini, or not, of even more importance in the eyes of some.

For an outdoor photo session in Nassau on 7th August (pictured) Zizi did sport a two piece outfit while a Yayasan Puteri Indonesia (YPI) representative, Mega Angkasa, claimed that this was because Zizi was offered no other choice of garment and that it is the policy of the YPI that Indonesian Miss Universe contestants only wear one piece swimsuits.

What could she do? She had no choice.

However Mega Angkasa said the YPI was in contact with Miss Universe officials to ensure that Zivanna would be allowed to wear a one piece costume for the final event, on stage.


45 Comments on “Zivanna Letisha Siregar”

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  1. avatar Odinius says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 3:33 am

    I hope she decides to wear a bikini.

  2. avatar ET says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    However Mega Angkasa said the YPI was in contact with Miss Universe officials to ensure that Zivanna would be allowed to wear a one piece costume for the final event, on stage.

    I believe she’d better wear a one piece costume for the final event. Her lower aurat is looking a bit flabby. More sit-ups are definetely needed.

  3. avatar Lairedion says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I hope she wears a one piece. Would love to see her boobs….

  4. avatar fanglong says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 5:01 am

    In Sudan, even trousers would not do it…

  5. avatar Odinius says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 5:44 am

    I hope she wears a one piece. Would love to see her boobs….

    Man, I went to a Covarrubias shindig last night and they showed a film he took of Bali in the 1930s. Nary a covered breast to be found…though swimming appears to have been conducted primarily in the “no-piece.”

  6. avatar dandansiwy says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    mamamamamamamamaaiiiiiiia sheee iss beautifulll

  7. avatar dilicious says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Vote Indonesia for Miss Photogenic
    http://www.nbc.com/miss-universe/

  8. avatar joao says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 1:21 am

    I fully support the YPI’s one-piece swimsuit policy! Monokini, ce n’est pas fini!

  9. avatar lio says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 10:55 am

    i’ll vote for miss universe

  10. avatar Bee says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    I vote for her. she is one of the prety angel from other world.

  11. avatar Sheilla says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 3:34 am

    The thing is when you wear one piece bathing suit, most likely you will be ignored. No offense, but all this debate about one piece or two pieces bathing suit feels like a hypocrisy to me. We find many Indo girls wearing two pieces bathing suit in the magazines they sell at the magazine stands and abang2 lampu merah, no one even bother to do anything about it.

    Btw, good luck Zizi!

  12. avatar Odinius says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 9:55 am

    It is definitely hypocritical, Sheilla. But then again, human beings are hypocritical creatures by nature.

  13. avatar dolpho says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 10:36 am

    congrat for you, Two tumbs Up…
    Go Zizi, Go Zizi Go, Go Gooo…
    You look so beatiful…….. GBU Zizi

  14. avatar DumadiSatrio says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Does anyone actually watch Miss Universe competitions?
    Dont get me wrong, It would be great if she won, I’ll cheer for her and all….but I’ve never actually seen one of these

  15. avatar David says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Does anyone actually watch Miss Universe competitions?

    You don’t, I don’t, most people here probably don’t, but they are relatively popular among Indonesians generally.

    And in related equally important news Miss Bali just won Miss Bikini 2009 in Henan, China

    Bali seems to have declared unilateral independence for bikini competitions purposes.

  16. avatar Oigal says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Gotta love Bali..well done

  17. avatar Dee_v says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Luv u zizi,… Tunjukkan pd dunia kamu wanita indonesia yg mampu mengharumkan ‘ibu pertiwi’ d kancah internasional. Doa kmi b’samamu Good luck..

  18. avatar DumadiSatrio says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Bali seems to have declared unilateral independence for bikini competitions purposes.

    LOL

  19. avatar BJ says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I do vote for her, no mater what other people say or opinion about her two pieces bikini, be positive….!!!
    Good luck Zizi….!!!

  20. avatar kiwibali says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 7:33 am

    I just realised this…
    why are there a miss Indonesia and miss Bali??? we are not two different countries…

  21. avatar Berlian Biru says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 8:06 am

    In the Jakarta Globe she is photographed on stage in a bikini (and very lovely she looks too) alongside Misses Ireland, Israel and Italy (presumably in alphabetic order sans Iraq and Iran), so not only is a Muslim girl (for such, I believe, she is) cavorting onstage in a bikini alongside a representative of the Zionist Entity but she’s doing so in the Holy Month of Ramadhan no less.

    Oh dear, she’s scored the perfect trifecta, I do hope her mum and dad have kept up the insurance payments on the family home.

  22. avatar Bas says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    sooo “fantastic”, wonderfull “biggest archipelago, 17.00 islands” blabla (but she doesn’tt want to go home. why?”
    She really looks dumb.
    In no way being an economics student at University of Indonesia means you are not a dumb, Patung. I have been studying there and I know what I am talking about. 80% of UI students main activity is playing cards and don’t have even a basic understanding of what they are supposed to learn (except may be for languages or technical/semi technical sections). And general knowledge is very very bad too. Doesn’t match with the knowledge of a pre year high school student in Europe.
    It’s not their fault, their parents and teachers are even dumber most of the time. And local TV shows doesn’t help.

  23. avatar David says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    No, she doesn’t come across too well on the video. We should probably be grateful though that she’s not like this:

    Interestingly when Zizi said she was afraid of coming home some news website here turned that into the headline “Zizi afraid to come home because of bikini issue”, which wasn’t right at all…

  24. avatar ET says:
    August 22nd, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Patung said

    Bali seems to have declared unilateral independence for bikini competitions purposes.

    Or a Jero Wacik marketing trick.

  25. avatar Sheilla says:
    August 22nd, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Just fyi the miss universe thing will be aired in Star World on Monday August 24th 09 at 8 AM/9AM (? not sure) in the morning (live) and 8 PM in the evening the same day (rerun).

  26. avatar orang-Aus says:
    August 23rd, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    She has a batak name so she is more than likely not a muslim so why should she care what igonrant muslims and anti zionists care.

  27. avatar David says:
    August 23rd, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks for the info Sheilla, Orang Aus, pretty sure she’s Muslim, father is batak, mother Sundanese, not all Bataks are Christian.

    In the Jakarta Globe she is photographed on stage in a bikini (and very lovely she looks too) alongside Misses Ireland, Israel and Italy (presumably in alphabetic order sans Iraq and Iran),

    Jak Post

    Zivanna Letisha Siregar

    Miss Indonesia Zivanna Letisha Siregar, Miss Ireland Diana Donnelly, Miss Israel Julia Dyment and Miss Italy Laura Valenti

    Shame Miss India is not in that one, she had a tattoo.

  28. avatar orang-Aus says:
    August 23rd, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Hi Patung,

    Yeah maybe (her name not muslim??), my fiancee is a muslim batak, born on the muslim side of the street in Medan and has a muslim name.
    .

  29. avatar diego says:
    August 23rd, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    I just checked miss universe.com, miss indonesia is #1 on the rating. Yay.

    On separate note: malaysia a.k.a malingsia (thiefcountry) is at it again. This time they claim the balinese dance, pendet, as theirs.

  30. avatar Lairedion says:
    August 23rd, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Shame Miss India is not in that one, she had a tattoo

    Too bad, I like women with tattoos….

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