Artika Sari Devi

Artika Sari Devi was born in Pangkal Pinang, Bangka-Belitung Islands, at September 29, 1979. She became Puteri Indonesia (Miss Indonesia Pageant) 2004 when she was 25 years old, represented Kepulauan Bangka Belitung, and crowned on August 6, 2004, in the Jakarta Convention Center. She represented Indonesia in 2005 Miss Universe Pageant. She made into the top fifteen, competed in the Evening Gown Competition but failed to make the top ten. She finished 15th place overall. Although not reported to the police, there was a controversy surrounding her involvement in the 2005 Miss Universe Pageant. She was accused of breaking the Code of Law 281, edict number 01/U/1984, regarding Cultural and Educational conducts. Indonesian laws forbids any kind of involvement in international beauty pageants and considers such as immoral. In 2006, the winner of Miss Indonesia 2005 and participant of Miss Universe 2006 Nadine Chandrawinata was also reported to the police, which eventually traced back to Artika Sari Devi and the Miss Indonesia Foundation. The issue however was soon forgotten.


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