Megan Young crowned Miss World Philippines

Manila, Philippines --- Crowd favorite actress-TV host Megan Lynne Young was crowned 2013 Miss World Philippines in a rainy pageant at the Solaire Resort and Casino complex in Parañaque City early yesterday morning.

Young, 23, of Olongapo City, will represent the Philippines in the 63rd Miss World beauty contest in Jakarta, Indonesia, on September 28, 2013, where more than 100 candidates will skip the traditional swimsuit competition in deference to the host country's religious belief. Instead of the Beach Beauty competition, organizers will present "Balinese Beach Fabric" event.

"I have prepared for this and it's really my dream to become a beauty queen,"' says Young at the end of the beauty contest. She bested 24 other candidates for the title. Reports said that Young had earlier joined the gold edition of the 2013 Bb. Pilipinas beauty contest but was turned down due to a sexy spread in a magazine. Her handlers, however, denied such incident.

During the pageant, Young impressed the judges on the question, "Why do you want to be Miss World Philippines 2013?"Her answer, "Miss World Philippines is selfless, and to be selfless, you need to have a heart. If I win Miss World Philippines, I would give myself wholeheartedly to be of service - beauty with a heart."'

The Fil-Am actress also romped away with six special awards - Best in Fashion Runway, Miss Sports, Miss World Laguna, Miss Bold and Glamorous, Miss Olay, and Miss Bench Body. She stands 5'7.5" tall and measures 33-23-34. Young is also taking up Digital Film-making at College of St. Benilde in Manila.

Her hobbies include surfing the net, reading, and singing. She was last seen in the TV series "Misibis Bay" aired over TV 5. Other appearances include "Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2," "Hiyas," GMA's "Starstruck," "A Beautiful Affair," among others. She also became a VJ for Channel V Philippines. Her younger sister, Loren Young, is also an actress who appears in GMA teleserye "Mundo Mo'y Akin."

First Princess was Janicel Lubina, former Slimmer's World Miss Bikini Philippines title holder; Zahra Bianca Saldua, Second Princess; Ma. Paula Bianca Paz, Third Princess, the same title when she won in 2011; and Omarie Linn Osuna, Fourth Princess.

Others who made the Top 13 semifinals are: Jennifer Hammond, Karla Patricia Alas, Angelica Lopez, Maria Paula Estenso, Samantha Mae Bernardo, Zandra Flores, Mercegrace Raquel, and Patricia Lae Ejercitado.

Winners of special awards include Paz, Best in Long Gown and Heart of the Miss World Philippines Award (tied with Alas); Lubina, Best in Swimwear, Miss Photogenic, and Miss World Traveller; Saldua, Miss Friendship and Miss Pantene; Bernardo, Best in Talent; and Ejercitado, Miss Prudentialife and Miss Novu Hair. Yu Wenxia of China is the reigning Miss World. The Philippines has not won in the longest-running international beauty pageant.

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