Of late – as in the past year till now – Indonesian male teens have experienced a sudden upsurge in regional popularity following the victory of Dolly Parlin as Mister Teen International 2015 in Singapore. After this happened, his runner-up in the nationals – Tandi Islami – effectively succeeded and was sashed Mister Teen Indonesia 2015 in order to have a key person fulfilling the tasks around the country.
Just last May 30, William Gunawan became the newly-elected Mister Teen Indonesia during the finals held at the Suroboyo Carnival Park which was attended by Mister Universal Ambassador Christian Ortiz and Gentlemen of the Philippines’ Rick Kristoffer Palencia.
Altogether now, Dolly Parlin, Tandi Islami and William Gunawan represent the new breed of male teens in Indonedia who are slowly creating an indelible mark in the pageant scene. They are young, smart and determined. They are focused on showing the best versions of themselves in public and making Indonesia proud just as much as their more grown-up male and female counterparts. Kudos to Edin Muhammad of IMP/ Indonesian Male Pageants Association for making it possible for them to fluorish even more and become positive role models for the youth in Indonesia and the Asian region. I am pretty sure that the organization will continue to produce good titleholders that many can be proud of. 🙂