Kerenina Sunny Halim (also spelled Karenina; born in Jakarta, 13 June 1986), an Indonesian American, was Miss Indonesia (DKI Jakarta) 2009. She represented Indonesia at the Miss World 2009 in South Africa in November–December the same year.
Kerenina is of mixed descent, her mother is from Montana, United States and her father from Bandung, Indonesia. She has five siblings, one of whom is also a well-known celebrity in Indonesia, Steve Emmanuel, who had starred in several TV soap operas (also known as "sinetron" in Indonesia).
Kerenina was homeschooled in her early years until graduation, and in her teen years actively participated in several humanitarian projects throughout the Indonesian archipelago. By the age of 22, Kerenina had received long-distance certificates in Marketing, Childhood Teaching, Home Economics, and Dancing. all of which were issued by Christian Vocational Academy, a long-distance learning institution.
In her last year of high school, Kerenina completed a performing arts course while she lived in Bali. She performed with a dance troupe which participated in several competitions, and attained first place in the Jakarta Arts festival 2001. In addition, she also took a music course learning drums, and attended vocals lessons. During her first year of college, she spent a year in India, where she helped to set up a school for deaf children. She also played an active role in consolidating women's rights in the women's correctional institute in New Delhi.
In the aftermath of the catastrophic tsunami in Aceh in December 2004, Kerenina spent much of the following two years helping to rebuild Aceh. Being active in one of the first response disaster relief teams, she also, with the help of other organizations, founded projects such as, educational programs for the children in the displaced persons camps, organising the building and donating of over 100 fishing boats to the fishing villages within and surrounding Banda Aceh. She was key in the development of a mobile clinic project which provided the first and only free mobile health service in the area at that time, bringing free medical care and medicine to 15 villages within the Aceh region.
At the age of 21, she moved out on her own and began to work independently, teaching for the next two years subjects such a Character building and child psychology at a grade school in Jakarta, Sekolah Mentari.
Kerenina also spent her spare time doing various TV commercials and modelling jobs, such as catwalks at fashion shows and photo spreads for fashion magazines. In April 2009, she auditioned for the Miss Indonesia 2009 competition and was selected as one of the 33 finalists to compete for the Miss Indonesia 2009 title. Kerenina was chosen to be the representative from DKI Jakarta and along with 32 other finalists began the two weeks quarantine preparation program leading up to the grand final event of the competition. Kerenina went on to win the title and was crowned a Miss Indonesia 2009, at the grand finale event on 5 June 2009.
Within the same year Kerenina was also sent as the representative of Indonesia to compete in the Miss World competition, in November and December 2009. And was the first Indonesian ever to win top scores in all 5 Fast Track competitions of the miss world competition.
Kerenina Sunny Halim is successor incumbent at 05 June 2009 -01 June 2010 (only 1 year hold the crown) and her crown is given to Miss Indonesia 2010.In Miss Sport, although unplaced. Her team won gold medals.
In Miss Beauty with a purpose, she was placed in the top 5
In Miss Talent, she placed in top 10.
In Beach beauty, she became first Indonesian delegates in Miss World called as semifinalist and placed in top 12.