IN PHOTOS: Miss World Philippines coronation night 2014

MANILA, Philippines – This year's Miss World Philippines coronation night is significant: reigning Miss World Megan Young will formally pass her Miss World PH crown to this year's winner, who will compete for the title in December. 

This is an emotional night for everyone involved – from the Miss World organization, to Megan herself, to the 26 candidates vying for the crown, for the fans, friends, colleagues who love them and are rooting for them. 

See scenes from the pageant below – updated as we go on throughout the evening. Rappler live blogs the event straight from the heart of the action at the Mall of Asia Arena, Sunday, October 12. 

All photos by Mark Cristino/Rappler

– Rappler.com

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