This Bandung girl managed to put aside 65 other contestants including the host, Japan, and Venezuelan veteran beauty pageant. Kevin could not resist crying when his name was announced to be the champion.
In his victory speech, Kevin reveals that this victory is a dream come true.
"Thanks to Miss International Organization for giving me this opportunity, I will spread the peace and understanding of diverse cultures around the world, Indonesia, we did it," he added.
Princess Kus Wisnu Wardani, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan PUteri Indonesia (YPI) said she was impressed and proud of the achievements Kevin achieved at Miss International 2017.
"Indonesia is able to compete with 65 countries that are all experienced, and Indonesia won and got the best position as Miss International," he said as stated in YPI's official statement on Tuesday (14/11).
With this victory, said Princess, more and more people of the world are getting familiar with Indonesia.
Mega Angkasa, Chairman of Information and Communication YPI added, Kevin has been preparing for almost a year, with a variety of training, ranging from self-care, makeup, to public speaking.
"Mustika Ratu and YPI express their gratitude for the support of Indoneisa community for Kevin's victory in Miss International," he said when contacted Tuesday (14/11).
Mega added that Kevin's victory became the second of Indonesia's participation in the international arena, after last year Ariska (Putri Pertiwi) won the crown of Miss Grand International.
"After a year, the hard work was paid with the crown of Miss International 2017, and we are very proud to be better than the previous year," he said.
Kevin not only brought home Miss International crown in 2017 but also won the special award of Miss Best Dresser by wearing Ivan Gunawan's evening dress.
Throughout the competition that took place two weeks earlier, Kevin also had a show of talent through angklung game with Japanese songs. Not only that, in the craft of flower arranging typical Japanese, ikebana, he also makes creations that are not less meaningful.