BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Accounting student of UNPAS Faculty of Economics and Business, Tenya Nurfatima, won the Runner Up title for 2020 Indonesian Puteri Kebudayaan.
This 2018-academic-year student become the West Java representative at the 2020 Indonesia Puteri Kebudayaan election event.
Before being active in modelling, Tenya was known of having lot of achievements at sports. She was recorded to having won in various sport competitions, especially athletics in shot put, discus throw and hammering.
The 175-cm girl has the total of 19 athletics championship certificates, including Winner of 2013 National Shot Put Sport, Runner Up of 2015 West Java Hammering Championship, Runner Up of 2015 Pospeda Shot Put, 4th Winner of 2016 Pospenas Woman’s Shot Put.
After continuing to college, she decided to stop doing sports and started to be active in honing her skills in modeling. As if it is not really enough to be just a model, she improves her talent by trying to join beauty competition/ pageant.
“I [already] liked modeling before, but I am not active right now. I do not want to be a ‘just’ model and waste my youth. Therefore, I decided to join the 2020 Indonesian Putera Puteri Kebudayaan competition,” she said, when meeting in UNPAS Campus IV, Jalan Dr. Setiabudhi, Bandung, on Wednesday (March 10th, 2021).
Tenya also stated that the 2020 Indonesian Putera Puteri Kebudayaan is the first beauty competition she ever joined. She has her thought not to waste her youth and take advantages of what she has in strong. She did it because she wanted her time to be precious with positive activities.
Through the competition, Tenya tries to keep herself confident and becomes just the way she is. Apart from that, she also learns to be a more characterized and cultured individual: just in line to the slogan of Putera Puteri Kebudayaan: Young, Characterized and Cultured.
“Through the competition, I have learned a lot: how to do the catwalk in the beauty competition, how to speak, how to sit, stare and address people,” she said.
She also thought that being a Puteri Kebudayaan means that we have to give an actual performance to keep the culture existence in Indonesia; one of which is by Pasanggiri Seni Sunda held by UNPAS Lingkung Seni Sunda (Lisma).
“At the campus, I also join Lisma which include Pasanggiri Seni Sunda. It is one of manifestations of a culture-aware campaign for millennial generation,” she added.
To improve her skill in culture, Tenya is also now learning kawih (Sundanese song), joining performance and keeping to speak Sundanese, especially within her family.
She suggests to young generation to keep moving, active and be proud with culture diversity in Indonesia. Even when it is almost lost to the era of digitalization, culture should be maintained to show the character of a nation.
“Culture is able to create Indonesia to be a great and strong country. To those young generation, let us show that Indonesia is able to stand with the existing culture. So, do not forget where we are from and where we were born. This is to make ourselves more qualified,” she closed. (Reta Amaliyah S).*