Kapamilya & Star Magic artist Megan Young confirmed her frontrunner status when she was crowned the 2013 Miss World Philippines in a glittering coronation ceremony just a few hours ago at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City
She was installed by pageant fans and pageant websites as the girl to beat the moment she showed up for the screening of Miss World Philippines candidates
Gifted with a near- perfect facial beauty, she also had the confidence, stage presence, media savvy and excellent communication skills courtesy of her years of experience & exposure as a TV & movie personality. She was also trained by beauty queen mentor Jonas Gaffud's Aces & Queens beauty camp, the same group that gave us Shamcey Supsup & Janine Tugonon
Her training and preparedness was very evident in the Evening Gown & Swimsuit Competitions where she wowed everyone with her stunning beauty, elegance and regal stance
She was supposed to join the Bb. Pilipinas Pageant earlier this year but issues with a sexy photo shoot for a magazine put an end to her dream of representing the country in the Miss Universe Pageant
HARVEST OF SPECIAL TITLES & CORPORATE AWARDS
Prior to winning the 2013 Miss World Philippines crown during pageant night, Miss Young harvested eight of the special awards including:
These two important awards which affirms her runway modeling skills & athletic prowess will come in handy when she competes in the Miss World Pageant for there are Fast Track Challenges that would automatically give a semifinal spot to the challenge winners.
|Link: Megan Young in Adventures of a Beauty Queen |
Photo Credit: Ron Titular
|Breathtakingly Beautiful in Blue|
Aside from winning the coveted plum plus One Million Pesos Cash prize, merchandise and a talent management contract, she will represent the country in the Miss World pageant to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia next month.
Meagan's well- earned victory was rejoiced by avid pageant fans.
Shortly after her coronation as Miss World Philippines, pageant websites has installed as one of the girls who would likely place in the international beauty competition
The pageant results is a wise business and publicity move from MWP. It will be mutually beneficial for MWP and Megan Young
Translation: more publicity for the pageant and more advertising revenues
It is common knowledge among Filipinos that there is no love lost between Pinoys and Miss World.
Miss Universe has always been ingrained in Pinoy pop culture ever since Gloria Diaz gave us our first Miss Universe in 1969. Our love affair with Miss Universe was cemented when Margie Moran gave us our second Miss U crown in 1973
Hopefully, as Megan Young steps foot in Indonesia for the Miss World Pageant barely 10 days from now, Miss World will become a byword among Pinoys.
Remember when Ruffa competed in the 1993 Miss World Pageant in Sun City? Pinoys got curious with Miss World and temporarily set aside their Miss U loyalty. Ruffa eventually placed as 2nd Princess that year
Let's keep our fingers crossed
The Miss World crown is the only beauty title that has eluded the Philippines. We already have two Miss Universe winners, four Miss International crowns and one Miss Earth
Evangeline Pascual almost won the crown in 1973. There was a tie between Evangeline and Miss USA Marjorie Wallace during the final round. In the tie- breaker, American actor Gregory Peck reportedly gave the deciding vote to Miss USA.
When Miss USA Marjorie Wallace was stripped of her title and crown because of her failure to fulfill her obligations and duties as titleholder, Evangeline was offered the title as 1st Runner Up. To everyone's surprise, she refused because of her principles
Had Evangeline accepted the title, 1973 would have been the year when both the Miss Universe and the Miss World titleholders came from the same country. Remember, Margie Moran won her Miss Universe crown in 1973
In recent years, the closest we had to winning was in 2011 when Gwendolyn Ruais placed as 1st Princess to Miss Venezuela.
Will Lady Luck favor the Philippines this year?
Miss World which is considered as very unpredictable as far as pageant results are concerned just might give us our first title and that should be a good reason to celebrate
|L-R: 4th RU Omarie Linn Osuna, 1st RU Janicel Lubina Meagan, 2nd RU Zahra Saldua 3rd RU Bianca Paz|
|Megan wows them in her Fila swimwear|
|Megan reacts after Janicel was named 1st RU|
|crowned by Cory Quirino, MWP Organizer & MWP 2012 Queenierich Rehman|