According to the Jakarta Post, The winner of the 2014 “Puteri Indonesia” pageant, Elvira Devinamira Wirayanti, says she is aiming to be among the top three winners of the Miss Universe beauty contest. Elvira, who is from Surabaya, East Java, said she had taken time off from college to enable her to make thorough preparations for her participation in the international pageant, scheduled to take place at the end of the year.
She has been staying in Jakarta for the past year for physical, costume and knowledge preparations. “I believe that hard work pays off. I have to work hard for this,” Elvira said as quoted by kapanlagi.com. She added that she had always pushed herself to improve upon her past achievements. “I will be very grateful if I can get into the top three or get best national costume. Who knows, right?”