However, clerics in the region were outraged that an Acehnese woman won the title of Miss Indonesia.
Islamic clerics said that she was not representative of her region because she had not followed partial Sharia law which is present in the autonomous Indonesian province.
They said that only by wearing a veil during the competition would she have followed Aceh's traditions.
Teung-ku Faisal Ali, the secretary general of Aceh's Ulama Association, told the BBC that anyone who represented Aceh must uphold the province's values.
He said Qori Sandioriva did not wear a veil during the competition and therefore did not represent the Acehnese people, who have strong Islamic faith and values.
Ms Sandiorova dismissed the importance of the veil to the competition saying that she believed hair was the key to beauty, the BBC reported.
Next year Ms Sandiorova will enter the Miss Universe contest where she will have to wear a swimsuit as part of the pageant.