MANILA, Philippines – Megan Young is adding a new job description to her resume – special consultant for the new Miss World Philippines team. (READ: Megan Young ready to assist Miss World PH organization)
In an interview with reporters after a press conference for the pageant on Friday, July 7, Megan said that she is very excited and positive about the plans that the new team have for the Miss World Philippines competition. (READ: 8 changes to Miss World Philippines 2017)
In January, news broke that the Miss World Philippines franchise passed hands from Cory Quirino to Arnold Vegafria. Megan’s new role is one of the changes that has been implemented by Arnold’s team.
“Yes, I’m very, very excited for 2017 para sa (for) Miss World Philippines. In fact, yung sinasabi ni ALV [Arnold Vegafria] na bigger and better, hindi lang iyon kung baga sa performance na magiging representative natin sa abroad, kung hindi I guess it’s also internal na parang how they are able to you know put together such a great show. How they will be able to manage the girls,” she said.
(Yes, I’m very, very excited for 2017 for Miss World Philippines. In fact, what ALV [Arnold Vegafria] said, that it will be bigger and better, it’s not just in terms of our representative’s performance abroad, but also, I guess, internal, in how they are able to you know put together such a great show. How they will be able to manage the girls.)
“Hopefully, we will be able to give them great jobs na kahit na after the pageant, kahit ano mang field ang gusto nila, mapa entertainment (even after the pageant, no matter what field they want to enter, whether it’s entertainment or), continue their studies or whatnot, we will be there to support them. And that’s what he means by bigger and better and brighter.”
On her work as consultant for the pageant, Megan said that her main job is to guide the candidates and whoever will represent the Philippines in 2017.
“Every year talaga since I won, I’ve been trying to help out the girls in the best way that I could. Mas behind the scenes talaga ako (I’m really more behind the scenes), and I try to help them,” she said, adding she will give them advice and tips for the competition.
“But more than anything, tina-try namin hanapin kung ano ang strength niya and iyon yung ipupush namin sa kanya,” Megan said. (But more than anything, we try to look look for her strength and that’s what we will push her to improve.)
Megan is also collaborating with a designer to redesign the Miss World Philippines crown. In the past, Megan said, the crowns have looked similar. But she wants this new one to be different.
“This time, we want it to be distinct na talaga ito lang, Miss World Philippines. We want to represent charity. Number one, ‘pag nakita nila yung crown – it’s worn at special events because we want to raise money for our certain charity events [and] not just because I’m a queen I’m here at this event, mag crown ako. We want this to be something very special,” she said.
While it’s not easy to win the Miss World competition, Megan advised the candidates to think beyond getting the crown itself.
“Huwag mo isipin ang crown. Isipin mo kung ano ang magagawa mo ‘pag nakuha mo iyon. Isipin mo ang lahat ng tao na matutulungan mo pag nakuha mo iyon . Hindi lang siya basta manalo ka ng crown. It’s what you do after.”
(Don’t think about the crown. Think about what you can do when you get it. Think about all the people you can help when you get it. It’s not just about winning the crown. It’s what you do after.)
Break from acting
Megan is now on a break from acting after working on Alyas Robin Hood with Dingdong Dantes. However, she said that there might be a new show for her very soon.
As for her plans to do auditions and acting workshops in New York, she said that it’s been pushed back for now. In March, she signed a contract with Innovative Artists agency, which is based in New York. (READ: Megan Young talks about pursuing her international career)
“Napush back siya ng kaunti (It was pushed back a bit), but the thing is with that, there’s always a time. Wala naman schedule talaga iyon eh (There’s really no schedule for that). When it’s there, it’s there, grab it.For us, let’s do other commitments na I have here [and then] go out there for a period of time. And by that time, Miss World na,” Megan said.
She added that she will first finish her contract with GMA before flying out to New York.
Megan was last seen in the movie Our Mighty Yaya with Ai-Ai delas Alas. – Rappler.com
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