Megan Young of the Philippines is the new Miss World 2013
Bali, Indonesia proved to be a lucky place for our very own Miss World Philippines Megan Lynne Young. Finally, in the pageant’s 63-year history, a Filipina won the much coveted title, besting 126 other candidates (according to my friend Jory Rivera who personally witnessed the historical event in Bali, Indonesia)! Congratulations to the first ever Pinay Miss World. We're so proud of you, Megan!
Photo: Mirror UK
Important fact: When Megan Young was crowned, the emcee asked her about how she felt. Megan spoke in Tagalog though she's very well versed with the English language! Panalo! (Winner!) She thanked all the people especially all the Filipinos that supported her all the way to this monumental feat. She is truly a wonderful MISS WORLD.
Photo: Inquirer.net/ AP
The most coveted Blue Crown is now in the head of the newly crowned Miss World 2013 Megan Young of Philippines, center. Megan waves to the crowd, after winning the Miss World contest, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Megan won in a year with the most number of delegates ever. Yes, dear Megan Young beat candidates in 126 countries and became the first ever Filipina to win the title.
Photos: Jory Rivera
PHILIPPINES is the FIRST COUNTRY to win ALL THE MAJOR TITLES in all Major Beauty Pageants in the whole wide world:
Miss Universe - 2 (1969, 1973) Miss World - 1 (2013) Miss International - 4 (1964, 1970, 1979, 2005) Miss Earth - 1 (2008) Miss Tourism Queen International - 1 (2006) Miss Supranational - 1 (2013)
Thank you Megan Young for completing the list! Megan was born in the United States and moved to the Philippines at age ten. She attended Thidrum high school in Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City. She is currently majoring in Digital Film Making at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) in Manila.
The truth is the news made me cry! I don't know why I got so emotional when I learned that Megan won the elusive title! Maybe, I just empathize with Megan. Feeling beauty queen. Aba, who would not feel proud of Megan. She represented the Philippines with so much grace (under pressure) proving to the rest of the world that the Filipinas exude beauty and talent.
Miss Philippines Megan Young, right, reacts after she was called as the New Miss World.
In a sparkling finale on the Indonesian resort island of Bali Saturday, Young bested 126 other beauty queens from around the world to win the coveted title in a contest broadcast to more than 180 countries worldwide.
In the finals, Young beat five other finalists, including France and Brazil.
Question: Why should you be Miss World?
Miss World Philippines Megan Young: I treasure a core value of humanity that guides people why they act the way they do. I will use this to show other people how they can understand each other as one,so we can help society.
Photo: Jory Rivera
She thanked the judges for choosing her and promised to “be the best Miss World ever”.
The 23-year-old Filipino actress pledged to “just be myself in everything I do, to share what I know and to educate people.” Thank you my friend Jory Rivera for the photos. Congratulations Megan Young (@meganbata) #MissWorld2013#MW2013 #INDONESIA #Bali #MissWorldPhilippines #PHILIPPINES