Maria Genoveva

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Jakarta Shimbun Entry

Special ability: Dancing
Hobby: Sleeping
Favorite word: “Working hard”, “be thankful”

Used to be a fan, but became a member

She failed the JKT second generation audition. But she didn’t give up, and entered its third generation audition. At last, she became the JKT member of her heart’s desire.

She has been a die-hard fan of JKT for long time. She always attended to the fan community, and she covered JKT dances as well. She even mastered the wota-gei basics danced by fans and showed it in front of people. “I was always looking forward to everyone’s smile.” With encouragement from friends in her mind, she becomes active in JKT.

Recently, she has gotten little rest because she has dance lessons after school, but if she has time, “I go to tourist spots in Jakarta together with Amanda, who is also a JKT member.” She said she enjoys shopping at a shopping mall. For Desy, who is from Cilacap in Central Java, Amanda who is from Jakarta has the important role of guiding her. “Everything in Jakarta looks fresh to me,” she said with her shining eyes.

English Translation by Japarta
QC by RHKilis

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Hello, everyone! My name is Maria Genoveva Natalia Desy Purnamasari Gunawan. I am 17 years old, and from my super-duper long name, you can just call me Desy.

My school friends said that I am weird and random sometimes, like I am living on my own world. Well, actually I really love to laugh. But in the other side I am crybaby also. One more, I am a prankster as well!

My motivation to be JKT48 member is to make my parents proud. What else? I would like to inspire people, to be exact to inspire people with my talent. I wish JKT48 could be better in the future, more established, more popular. I hope this third generation will be equal to first and second generation.


English Translation by Tilly


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25 DECEMBER 1996