Megan Young is Miss World 2013
Miss Philippines Megan Young has been crowned Miss World 2013 at the beauty pageant’s grand finals and coronation night on Saturday at Bali, Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia
Young has been primed to win after she advanced to the semi-final round last Friday. She won in the fast-track events at the 2013 Miss World beauty pageant.
Young, 23, thanked her fellow Filipinos immediately after she won the title.
“Salamat sa mga kababayan ko. Mahal na mahal ko kayo [Thank you to all my fellowmen. I love you all],” she said.
Young waved to an ecstatic crowd as the triumphant music played.
Miss France was the runner up while Miss Ghana took the third place.
Megan was born in the USA before moving to the Philippines when she was 10. Currently studying Digital Film making, Megan has been appearing on screen since the age of 15, starring in films, TV shows, and as a presenter. Megan has ambitions of moving behind the camera in the future, taking the role of director after gaining experience and finishing her qualifications. In her spare time she enjoys playing video games, she says she has and always will be a Harry Potter fan, and that she is “guided by my heart… I think and speak from it.”
Young also won the Top Model Challenge Event, which made people believe she got the Miss World title in the bag. Young is the first Filipina to capture the elusive title since the longest-running pageant was created in London in 1951.
Other candidates who entered the semi-final round were Miss Netherlands Jacquelne Steenbeek, Sports; Miss Brazil Sancler Frantz, Beach Fashion (Balinese Beach Fabric); Miss India Navneet Dhillon, Multimedia; and Miss Nepal Ishani Shrestha, Beauty With A Purpose.
Young also placed in challenge events of Beach Fashion, fifth; and Multimedia, fourth.
The Fil-Am actress has been one of the favorite candidates to win in this year’s edition of Miss World beauty contest, alongside with candidates from Brazil, Ukraine, Indonesia, France, Australia and Indonesia. A total of 127 candidates joined this year’s pageant.