|Beauty pageant titleholder|
August 17, 1991
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Title(s)||Puteri Indonesia 2009
Miss Universe Indonesia 2010
|Puteri Indonesia Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam 2009
Puteri Indonesia 2009
Miss Universe 2010
Qory Sandioriva (born in Jakarta, August 17, 1991), is an Indonesian beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned as Puteri Indonesia 2009 on October 9, 2009 by her predecessor, Zivanna Letisha Siregar. Currently she's the youngest titleholder in Puteri Indonesia's history and the first ever woman from Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province to win the title.
Sandioriva was born in Jakarta to a Sundanese father and a Gayonese mother. She attended the Al-Azhar School for her elementary and secondary education. During high school, Sandioriva joined the Pencak Silat and choir team of her school and won a choir competition. She is currently studying at the University of Indonesia majoring in French literature.
Her participation in Puteri Indonesia 2009 was controversial because she was representing the province of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, a conservative Muslim province ruled by Sharia law. Past representatives of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam had always worn a headscarf, but Sandioriva did not. Sandioriva later explained that despite not wearing a headscarf, she still upheld traditional values and morals – just like the Acehnese heroine she admired, Cut Nyak Dhien.
Miss Universe 2010
As the official representative of her country to the 2010 Miss Universe pageant broadcast live from Las Vegas, Nevadaon August 23, Sandioriva participated as one of the 83 delegates who vied for the crown of eventual winner, Ximena Navarrete of Mexico.
When she was asked what was the best advice she could give to a man, she said "I think when you down the women can make you up, and I think the women can be said that "I have advice for you" if you way up, you have to be nice with people, include women, so when you down, women can be nice with you." John Berthelsen of the Jakarta Globe said "Allowing for the fact that she speaks very little English, Sandioriva’s answer makes a certain amount of sense — put simply, that men should recognize that if you occupy a lofty position, you’d better be nice because when you sink, you will need people’s help."
- "Gaun Final Qory Agak Longgar". Pontianak Post. August 22, 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
- "Qory Sandioriva: "Honestly I Have Never Worn A Jilbab All My Life"". abigmessage.com. October 17, 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
- "Miss Universe swimsuit show". Winnipeg Sun. August 20, 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
- Berthelsen, John. "The Thinker: Beauty Talk[permanent dead link]." Jakarta Globe. August 26, 2010. Retrieved on June 3, 2013.
- Official Puteri Indonesia website (Indonesian)
|Awards and achievements|
Zivanna Letisha Siregar