Miss Philippines Megan Young was crowned today as Miss World 2013 in a glittering ceremony at Sentul International Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia. Miss France Marine Lorphelin was the runner up while Miss Ghana Naa Okailey Shooter was second runner up. Megan was also declared as the continental queen, Miss Asia & Oceania.
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Young answered the question, “Why should you be Miss World?” with: “I treasure a core value of humanity and 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, we can help society,” she further added.
She thanked the judges for choosing her and promised to be the best Miss World ever. She also pledged to “just be myself in everything I do, to share what I know and to educate people”.
Young had indicated she was excited hours before the coronation night began. “My heart is beating faster and faster ,” she said on her Twitter account.
23 years old Megan is a Filipino American TV-host Actress who had won the title of Miss World Philippines 2013 on August 18, 2013 at Solaire Resort & Casino, Parañaque City, Philippines.
She was the winner of Top Model Competition during the Preliminary Challenges at Miss World Beauty Pageant. She was also chosen to be one of the finalists for the Beach Fashion Challenge and bagged fourth position is Multimedia Competition. Most of the analysts had already predicted her to be the winner of Miss World title.
The 6 Finalists selected by the Jury were (in order) Miss France Marine Lorphelin, Miss Philippines Megan Young, Miss Ghana Naa Okailey Shooter, Miss Brazil Sancler Frantz, Miss Spain Elena Ibarbia and Miss Gibraltar Maroua Kharbouch. The Sixth Position was awarded on the basis of People’s Choice Award as the direct result of an online voting.
Megan was born in Virginia USA on February 27, 1990. Her family moved to 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. Her Height is 1.73m (5ft 8 in), her hair color is Dark Brown while her eye color is Brown.
She has acted in more than 30 TV Shows and 10 Movies so far. She has been TV Host, Video Jockey, Peace Ambassador, and most recently a Beauty Queen. She is currently studying Digital Filmmaking at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Last year Young was named as one of the National Peace Ambassadors in Philippines.