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Indonesian Zahra Crowned Miss Supranational, Edges Out Nigeria, 67 Others

Indonesian beauty Queen Harashta  Zahra has emerged winner of  the 2024 Miss Supranational pageant, defeating  67 other contestants from around the world, including Nigerian Sectra Sede.

She was crowned the latest Miss Supranational at the grand finale of the 15th edition of the pageant held on Saturday in Nowy Sącz, Lesser Poland.

The 20-year-old environmental engineering student was followed by four   runners-up including delegates from the United States, Czech Republic, Brazil, and Curacao.

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Andrea Aguilera of Ecuador crowned  Zahra  as her successor at the event, signifying the country’s inaugural victory in the pageant’s history of the pageant and the sixth Asian candidate to achieve this distinction.

“It still feels surreal and I can’t wait to fulfill my duties as the new Miss Supranational 2024. It’s going to be a very special year and my heart is filled with pride. Thank you to my country for your support,” Zahra said.

Contestants who made it to the  top 12 include those from  Denmark ,India, Finland, Thailand, Philippines, Puerto Rico and  South Africa, represented by Bryoni Govender, who is also the continental Queen for Africa.

However, Nigerian Sectra Sede made it to the top 25 contestants, among countries like United Kingdom, Iceland, Germany, Japan, Bolivia and others.

The 2024  Miss Spranational pageant  had contestants representing sixty-eight countries and territories and three contestants  were selected to take the place of the original winner, who was dethroned.

The show  started with a  ‘Supra Chat’ event which  commenced   on May 16, and was broadcast via the official YouTube channel of Miss Supranational, where each participant had the opportunity to introduce themselves

This year’s edition has  ten groups vied for supremacy, with the victors from each group advancing to the final round of the competition, after the first and semi-final rounds.

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