The new Miss World: Megan Young, Miss World Philippines was crowned "Miss World 2013" today in the Miss World 2013 Final Show, Nusa Dua Indonesia
23 year old Filipino-American US-born TV presenter and actress Megan Young "Miss World Philippines" was crowned "Miss World 2013" in a glittering show in Indonesia. This marks the VERY FIRST TIME in the international pageants 63 year history that a Miss Philippines has ever won that coveted beauty crown.The contest was televised LIVE in the USA on E! Entertainment at 5 am (!). And you can bet your Beauty Pageant Sashes and Tiaras...that I DVR'ed it! I then woke up this morning at 8 am to watch it! It was a GREAT pageant and a fabulous show, highlighting Indonesia, its culture, fashion in a marvelous manner.
Gown Beautiful: Megan Young "Miss Philippines" and new 'Miss World 2013"--Miss world 2013 Final Show, Nusa Dua Indonesia
Wearing a gorgeous form-fitting mermaid style gown in a pink/blush color with silver sequin applique, Megan Young--who moved to the Philippines at the age of 10--wept as the Miss World sash was put over her shoulder by Miss World 2012 Yu Wenxia, from China.
Megan Young, Miss Philippines and new "Miss World" being crowned by last year's Miss World, Yu Wenxia--Miss world 2013 Final show, Nusa Dua Indonesia
She told the cheering crowd in Nusa Dua in southern Bali she would "be myself in everything I do, to share what I know and to educate people". The competition was moved to Bali from the capital, Jakarta, because of protests from hardline Muslim groups. Security for Saturday's event was high in Bali, a resort island with a majority Hindu population, but no further demonstrations were reported.
The Top Three: Miss France, Marine Lorphelin (left, above), came second in the contest and Miss Ghana (right, above), Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter, took third place; the winner Megan Young Miss Philippines, in the center of course--Miss World 2013 Final Show, Nusa Dua Indonesia
Curse broken: As I stated in the beginning of this post, Megan Young goes down in history as the first-ever Filipina to win Miss World—breaking a popular urban legend that no Filipina will ever win the title. The legend can be traced back to 1977 when Peachy Veneracion reportedly made the curse after she was forced to withdraw from the pageant at the time. Since then, despite the Philippines successful finishes in the Miss Universe pageant and other international beauty competitions, the Miss World crown has been elusive...until now!
Mabuhay Megan! Miss World 2013 Megan Young Miss Philippines--Miss World 2013 Final Show, Nusa Dua Indonesia
COMING UP: I will have a FULL GOWN REVIEW of the Top Finalists of "Miss World 2013" in an upcoming post SOON here on my blog, but for now, I wanted to highlight the beautiful winner and new "Miss World 2013", Megan Young...
Congratulations Megan and...Maligayang bati sa inyong pagkapanalo Kongrats and Mabuhay PHILIPPINES!