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In photos: Look back on Megan Young’s year as Miss World 2013

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In photos: Look back on Megan Young’s year as Miss World 2013
We look back at Megan's eventful year as she's set to crown her successor at Miss World Philippines 2014
MANILA, Philippines – In September 2013, Megan Young made history when she became the first Filipina to win the Miss World title in Bali, Indonesia.  This was after she was crowned as Miss World Philippines 2013 in Manila.

In her speech, Megan said she promise to be the “best Miss World” and she is fulfilling her promise with the activities she has been doing for the organization.

As she crowns her successor on Sunday, October 12 for Miss World Philippines and with her reign ending in December as Miss World, we look back at some of the highlights in Megan’s year as Miss World. (WINNERS: Miss World Philippines 2013)

1. Megan is crowned Miss World Philippines 2013 

2. The send-off to Miss World 

Miss World Philippines franchise director Cory Quirino gave Megan a send-off party, where she told Megan that Miss World chairman Julia Morley was looking forward to meeting her.

3. International stage: Miss World 

From the very start, Megan was one of the popular girls to watch out for. She was a consistent placer in the pre-pageant activities such as the beachwear and top model categories, which she won.

4. Victory: Megan wins Miss World 2013

On September 28, Megan won the Miss World crown over 126 candidates, becoming the first Filipina to win the title in Bali, Indonesia.

5. BBC interview

Megan appeared in a BBC interview last year, where she talked about the importance of Miss World in the 21st century. She was also part of the BBC’s 100 Women Series which aired in October 2013.

6. Homecoming

After winning the crown and adjusting in London, Megan came back to the country for her homecoming in October 2013. She met with politicians who gave her various recognitions. She also made a courtesy call to President Benigno Aquino III.

7. Haiti charity work

Megan along with Miss World chairman Julia Morley went to Haiti for a series of charity activities. Unfortunately, it was cut short, when the floor of the orphanage they went to collapsed. Megan escaped unharmed while Julia and a boy were treated immediately after the incident.

8. Yolanda charity work

After Typhoon Yolanda hit parts of the Visayas region, Megan immediately flew back to Manila to help through the Philippine Red Cross. She also sought donations when she appeared on various TV guestings in the US and UK.

9. Traveling with Miss World


Aside from the charity work with the organization, Megan also goes around the world participating in the crowning of the representatives for the Miss World competition.  Among the beauty pageants she went to include Miss Indonesia 2014, Miss Russia 2014 where she met Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, and Miss India 2014, where she met Miss World 1997 Diana Hayden.

10. Megan gets a stamp

In March, Megan was honored with a limited collection of Philippine stamps showing her win as Miss World 2013.

11. Indie movie 

Prior to winning the pageant, Megan did an indie film called Bang Bang Alley which was shown in April.

12. Doing good things for others 

Megan continued to do more charity work, visiting countries such as Colombia and Barbados, where she also had the opportunity to enjoy the places. She also co-hosted the Mr. World pageant last June, where the candidate from Denmark won.

13. Star Magic Ball

In September, Megan made an appearance in the Star Magic Ball, wearing a stunning Leo Almodal gown. On behalf of Miss World, she accepted a donation from ABS-CBN for its projects.

14. Endorsements and magazine covers

With her win as Miss World, Megan also scored magazine covers and endorsement deals. She appeared in Cosmopolitan Philippines and Vietnam, Mega Magazine, Women’s Health Philippines, People Asia, and Metro Magazine. She is also the face of Security Bank and was recently introduced as a Palmolive girl.

15. Crowning her successor

Megan is set to pass her crown to the new Miss World Philippines on October 12 at the Mall of Asia Arena. The winner will compete for the title of Miss World 2014 in London this December.

All photos from Miss World Facebook/ Arcel Cometa/Jory Rivera/Malacañang Photo Bureau/Megan’s Instagram/BBC interview/Bang Bang Alley trailer/Palmolive Facebook/Manman Dejeto/Rappler
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