For the first time after 63 years, the Philippines won the coveted title of Miss World when Megan Lynne Young was crowned Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, during the pageant coronation night on September 28, 2013, besting 126 beauty queen contestants from around the world.
Megan Lynne Young was born on February 27, 1990, in Virginia, United States of America, to Filipino mother Victoria Tayde and American father Calvin Young. At age 10, Young moved to Olongapo City. She attended Regional Science High School III in Subic Bay Freeport Zone before moving to Manila to pursue her acting career. She is currently taking AB Digital Filmmaking at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Her first showbiz break was through the talent reality search, StarStruck, where she placed in the top six. After two years with GMA Artist Center, she moved to ABS-CBN. She became well known when she appeared as one of the celebrity housemates of the “Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2,” dubbed “The Princess of Charm.” In 2009, she was one of four personalities introduced as video jockeys for the relaunching of Channel [V] Philippines. Young also became an occasional host in several shows in Studio 23. Aside from television, Young has starred in a few films.
The reigning Miss World 2013 also won the “Top Model” competition, placed fourth in the “Multimedia Challenge,” and fifth in the “Beach Beauty” contest during the competition preliminaries. She received the Continental Queen of Beauty title, the highest ranked contestant in the Asian region. As Miss World 2013, Young so far has traveled to Indonesia, England, and France. The Senate has adopted a resolution commending and congratulating Megan Lynne Young for winning the Miss World 2013 crown.
The Miss World 2013 is the 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant. There were 127 contestants from all over the world who competed, the biggest turnout in the pageant’s history. The Miss World pageant is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant created in 1951 by Eric Douglas Morley in London, England. His wife Julia Evelyn P. Morley, who co-chaired the pageant, is now its chairperson. Miss World is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants that include Miss Universe (established in 1952), Miss International (1960), and Miss Earth (2001). Traditionally, the crowned Miss World lives in London during her reign and spends an entire year travelling to represent the Miss World Organization and its various causes. Miss World continues to break records, with franchises in over 130 countries and fundraising topping $450 million.
We congratulate Megan Lynne Young for winning the crown of Miss World 2013 and for bringing great pride to the Republic of the Philippines. We wish her all the best and success in all her endeavors. CONGRATULATIONS AND MABUHAY!