- Posted September 28, 2013 by
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Miss Philippines is Miss World 2013
It’s another night that the Filipinos from all over the world become united for one cause, and that is to support and cheer on Miss Philippines Megan Young.
The Philippines is rejoicing over the winning of Megan Young who won the Miss World 2013 crown after outpacing 126 other contestants from around the world at the glittering ceremony held at the Bali International Convention Centre in Indonesia on Saturday night, Sept. 28.
The “most beautiful woman in the world” was crowned by last year's winner Wenxia Yu from The Peoples Republic of China.
Young is the first-ever Filipino winner of the title since the Philippines' debut in the pageant in 1966.
Miss France was named runner-up, while Miss Ghana came third in the contest.
The top 5 finalists at this year's 63rd edition of Miss World beauty pageant were Miss Philippines, Miss Brazil, Miss France, Miss Ghana and Miss Spain.
Miss Gibraltar Maroua Kharbouch won Miss World 2013 Peoples Champion and entered directly into the top 6.
The 23-year-old Young is currently studying digital film making. She has worked in films, television shows and as a presenter and wants to become a director in the future.
A big Harry Potter fan, Young enjoys playing video games during free time, according to Miss World Official website.
In the final round, the top six were asked to explain why they deserved to win the Miss World crown, to which Young said: "I treasure a core value of humanity and that guides her into understanding people, why they act the way they do, how they're living their lives. And I will use these core values and understanding not only in helping others but to show other people how they can understand others, to help others. ... So that as one, together, we shall help society. Thank you!"
Philippines has made history only country to have won all major and minor beauty pageants. This proves that the Philippines is indeed the powerhouse of beauty in the world!
Filipina beauty queens who placed runners-up in Miss World:
Evangeline Pascual, a Filipina actress, artist and radio host won the Miss World 1973 1st runner-up.
In 1993, Ruffa Gutierrez was declared second runner-up in Miss World 1993.
In 2011, the Philippines almost won the title when Gwendoline Ruais placed second to Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela. Last year’s bet, Queneerich Rehman made it to the Top 15.
Philippines’ bet to the Miss World 2006 Anna Maris Igpit shared on Facebook, “FINALLY!!!!! After years of trying to bring home that elusive blue crown (I tried to bring it home in 2006 but failed hihi it won't fit in my pocket ), a Filipina, in the name of Megan Young, won the country's first ever Miss World title! You made us all proud and thank you for making that dream a reality for all of us. You just gave hope and pride to the Filipinos! Mabuhay ka Megan! Mabuhay Pilipinas!”
Mayang Sopa also posted on Facebook, “Finally,after 63 year the Philippines got the very first Ms.World crown!!! Congrats Megan Young...you made us all Filipino proud.”
Elvie Bongosia posted on Facebook that Young’s winning is a breather from the national issues the Philippines is now facing.
“Congratulations Ms. Philippines Megan Young for winning Miss World 2013! This victory is a breather from all national issues the country is now facing. — feeling proud.”
Here is a list of the winners of other contests:
Miss World 2013 Beauty with a Purpose - Ishani Shrestha, Nepal
Miss World 2013 Talent - Vania Larissa, Indonesia
Miss World 2013 Sportswoman - Jacqueline Steenbeek, Netherlands
Miss World 2013 Multimedia - Navneet Kaur Dhillon, India
Miss World 2013 Beach Fashion - Sancler Frantz, Brazil
Miss World 2013 Top Model - Megan Young, Philippines
Miss World 2013 People Champion - Maroua Kharbouch, Gibraltar