The 2013 Miss World pageant has been won by Miss Philippines, Megan Young, on the Indonesian island of Bali. Young won the title of Miss World beating 126 contestants from around the globe. She is the first woman from the Philippines to win the beauty competition. Miss France, Marine Lorphelin, 20, took second place, while Miss Ghana, Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter, 22, came in third. While Miss India World Navneet Kaur Dhillon failed to make it to the Top 10 but won the title of ‘Miss Multimedia’.
The 23-year-old digital filmmaking student, Young was born in the United States but moved to the Philippines at the age of 10. According to her pageant profile, she has starred in films and television shows as a teenager, and would like to work behind the camera as a director after she finishes school.
During the interview portion of the competition, the contestants were asked to describe why they should become the next Miss World. Wearing a pale pink gown, Young expressed her desire to “show other people how they can understand each other” and her belief that “as one we shall help society.”
Former Miss Scotland Jennifer Reoch and Irish television presenter Kamal Ibrahim hosted the 63rd annual competition, which kicked off with an opening ceremony in Jakarta. The ladies participated in seven preliminary rounds and challenge events with categories like “beach fashion,” “beauty with a purpose,” “top model,” and “sports and fitness.”
Truly! we see a rare combination of beauty, brains and spunk in Ms Young.