Frederika Alexis Cull, 20, of Indonesia was one of the semifinalists in Miss Universe 2019. She finished in the Top 10 of the 68th edition of the international beauty pageant.
This makes Cull the first ever woman representing Indonesia to ever place in the Top 10 of Miss Universe. She was crowned Puteri Indonesia 2019 at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia on March 8, 2019.
The Miss Universe 2019 coronation night took place at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on December 8, 2019. It was hosted by Steve Harvey, 62, with Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, 27, and Vanessa Lachey, 39, as the backstage presenters.
Including Cull, 90 candidates competed for the crown. It was Zozibini Tunzi, 26, of South Africa who became the 68th titleholder of the international beauty pageant.
Catriona Gray, 25, of the Philippines graced the ceremony to crown Tunzi as her successor. The new Miss Universe 2019 queen wore a new crowned made by luxury jeweler Mouawad.
Runner-up to Tunzi was Madison Anderson, 24, Puerto Rico while Sofía Aragón, 25, Mexico was second runner-up. Both Paweensuda Drouin, 26, Thailand and Gabriela Tafur, 24, Colombia finished in the Top 5.
Olga Buława, 28, Poland was voted Miss Congeniality. Gazini Ganados, 23, of the Philippines won the Best in National Costume award.
Four out of the seven members of the all-female jury are from the United States. They were William Morris Endeavor chief marketing officer Bozoma Saint John, 42, Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart, 38, blogger Sazan Hendrix, 30, and Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, 26.
Miss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori, 32, of Japan was the only Asian member of the jury. Actress Gaby Espino, 43, of Venezuela and Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega, 26, of Colombia also served as judges.
Ally Brooke, 26, performed during the ceremony. It was broadcast on Fox and Telemundo.
Born in Gold Coast, Australia on October 5, 1999 to an Australian father and an Indonesian mother, Cull finished her basic education in Australia before moving to Jakarta. In 2013, she appeared in the Indonesian film “Buku Harian Dara” by Toto Hoedi.
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Tonight is the night! I would like to say thank you, thank you to everyone who helped and supported me for Miss Universe 2019. We all need help sometimes and with a little help from the right people we can achieve greatness. I would like to be able to offer help to those in need, I would like to be remembered as making a positive difference in People’s lives. . Sending my love, Frederika Alexis Cull Miss Universe Indonesia 2019 . . Hair by @anna_cantu Makeup/touch ups by @andresfelipeofficial