Congratulations Megan Young! Philippines’ First Ever Miss World

Let’s take a breather from all the ignominious political scandals that our country is embroiled in right now as we celebrate another kababayan’s triumph in the world.

Filipino-American Megan Young may have already established herself as a well-known actress, product endorser and reality show contestant in the Philippines, but she’s now also a world-famous beauty queen after winning the coveted Miss World crown in the pageant held in Bali, Indonesia.


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Megan Young fights back her tears shortly after being crowned by outgoing titleholder, Wenxia Yu from People’s Republic of China.


 “Salamat sa mga kababayan ko. Mahal na mahal ko kayo. Thank you so much to everyone for choosing me to be the next Miss World and I promise to be the best Miss World ever.”

Here is you new queen, speaking to her compatriots in a language that goes to their hearts. These words of humility came out from Young’s mouth after being asked by the host, Myleene Klass (who is also half-Filipino) on how she feels about being the new Miss World.  In fact Myleene Klass was equally ecstatic even exclaiming that her Filipina mom was probably going crazy back home too!

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Two proud Filipinas- Myleene Klass and Megan Young


Asked why she should be the next Miss World, the 23-year old Film student confidently orated, “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.”



French beauty Marine Lorphelin placed as the first runner up while Naa Okailey Shooter from Ghana came in third place. Completing the rest of the top 6 were Brazil’s Sancler Frantz, Spain’s Elena Ibarbia and the People’s Choice Awardee- Maroua Kharbouch of Gibraltar.

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Megan in the Top Model competition of the pageant.


Megan Young’s mother seated in the audience who of course, was the proudest mother in the world at that moment.

Young was one of the fan favorites since the beginning of the competition. Aside from winning the Top Model challenge in the competition and placing fifth in the Beach Beauty challenge earlier in the competition, she was also handpicked to perform traditional Maranao dance “singkil” during the live telecast.


But Young, who joined reality shows Starstruck and Pinoy Big Brother, wasn't the only reality show contestant in the pageant. Indonesia's Vania Larissa, who also won the Miss Talent award is the winner of Indonesia's Got Talent.

But Young, who joined reality shows Starstruck and Pinoy Big Brother, wasn’t the only reality show contestant in the pageant. Indonesia’s Vania Larissa, who also won the Miss Talent award is the winner of Indonesia’s Got Talent.

Local celebrities take pride in Megan’s victory.

She currently holds the distinction of being the sole Filipina to ever win in the pageant’s 63 years of history. Popular Filipino actress Ruffa Gutierrez was the 2nd princess in 1993 while French-Filipina Gwendoline Ruais placed first runner up in 2011.

At the end of the day, we got something positive to talk about other than our corrupt politicians.

And in case you wanna follow Megan on twitter…

*Note: I’m not used to writing news articles as my forte is really editorial writing so I apologize in advance for the way I wrote this one. Thank you Megan Young for making us smile and feel proud as Filipinos especially in  the current situation of our country.


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About erwinagapay

A music and movie lover, aspiring author and filmmaker, and a junior student at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

7 responses to “Congratulations Megan Young! Philippines’ First Ever Miss World”

  1. jroctubre says :

    First, I would like to compliment you on your writing! I can’t even describe the way you write nevertheless, I’ll still try. You write good, no, that would be an understatement. I can’t find the word to describe it. You write like a professional and I was surprised to know that you only started blogging last May of 2013! Amazing! I would also like to share with you that I am also an Editorial Writer in our school paper! By the way, see you in UP! (Feeling close na ako! Hahahaha)

  2. AC Enrickson (@ACEnrickson) says :

    The tall and willowy Filipino actress, Evangeline Pascual was also 1st Runner-Up and even came close to being Miss World when Miss USA was dethroned. Ms.Pascual had to turn down the opportunity to take over due to piles and piles of commitment in the Philippines, and the fact that she could no longer claim the prize money as Miss World.Something to know. So congratulations to all the Filipina Beauty Queens and most especially to the first ever Miss World from the Philippines (not USA) Megan Young aka @MeganBata ☺

  3. Lunaculi says :

    The legislators be using their PDAFs to join the celebration.

    That aside, congratulations to Megan Young for being the first among all other Filipina candidates in the past.

    I expect mass media to go back to the book of Philippine scandals 2013 after a week or two.

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