IN PHOTOS: Ms World Ph 2013 coronation

MANILA, Philippines - "Megan really won it fair and square. After her performance last night, there is no doubt she deserves it."

So said pageant expert and former Bb Pilipinas-Universe Joyce Burton-Titular to this writer through SMS the morning after the August 18, Miss World Philippines coronation night at the Grand Ballroom of the Solaire Resort and Casino.

Candidate #20, actress Megan Young, emerged victorious.

While many pageant enthusiasts predicted Megan to be the strongest contender for the crown long before the coronation night, her performance on the night left no doubt that she rightfully earned it.

Here are Rappler's exclusive photos:

Stage that spans the width of the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino
Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenierich Rehman opens the show with a song number, the candidates her back-up dancers
First 3 special awards: (from left) Miss Friendship, Zahra Saldua; Miss Talent, Sarah Mae Bernardo; and Best in Fashion Runway, Megan Young
Ru0026B singer Kris Lawrence performs
Miss Novuhair: #22, Patricia Ejercitado
Miss Olay: #20, Megan Young
Miss Pantene: #5, Zahra Saldua
Best in Swimwear: #10, Janicel Lubina with model-actor Fabio Ide
Singer Kuh Ledesma performs
Miss Bench Body: #20, Megan Young with Miguel Pastor
Miss Photogenic: #10, Janicel Lubina
Best in Gown: #19, Bianca Paz
Top 13 members (from left) #19, Bianca Paz; #7, Samantha Mae Bernardo; #24, Zandra Flores; #11, Mercegrace Raquel
Top 13 members (from left) #5, Zahra Saldua; #20, Megan Young; #18 Omarie Linn Osuna; #12, Angelica Lopez
Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenierich Rehman takes her final walk
Top 5 finalists (from left) #10 Janicel Lubina; #20, Megan Young; #19 Bianca Paz; #5, Zahra Saldua; #18, Omarie Linn Osuna
#5, Zahra Saldua answers the Top 5 question: 'Why do you want to be Miss World Philippines?'
#20, Megan Young answers the Top 5 question: 'Miss World Philippines is selfless and to be selfless, you need to have heart. If I win Miss World Philippines, I would give myself wholeheartedly to be of service. Beauty with a heart.'

#20, Megan Young answers the Top 5 question: Miss World Philippines is selfless and to be selfless, you need to have heart. If I win Miss World Philippines, I would give myself wholeheartedly to be of service. Beauty with a heart.

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Miss World Philippines 2013 4th Princess: #18, Omarie Linn Osuna
Miss World Philippines 2013 3rd Princess: #19, Bianca Paz
Miss World Philippines 2013 2nd Princess: #5, Zahra Saldua
Megan's expression when #10 Janicel Lubina (left) was proclaimed 1st Princess
Miss World Philippines 2013 1st Princess: #10, Janicel Lubina
Miss World Philippines 2013: #20, Megan Young receiving her crown from Miss World Philippines pageant director Cory Quirino and Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenierich Rehman
Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young and Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenierich Rehman

Megan will compete in the Miss World pageant in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 28. - Rappler.com

 

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