Plot to derail Megan Young victory?
MANILA, Philippines – In a startling development, Cory Quirino, national director for the Miss World Philippines organization, sent this text to this blogger early Friday, September 27, saying:
There has been a smear campaign by a negligible sector of the Ph pageant industry to destroy Megan’s chances for a win in MISS WORLD. In Bali the mood and aura around Megan is positive and promising. I believe Mrs Julia Morley has explicitly answered this one relentless Anti Miss World Ph person/group to stop emailing the Miss World office as they are proud of all the candidates including Megan. My request to all our countrymen is to consider the honor the Miss World Crown will bring to the country. Lets join hands now to prove that the Bayanihan spirit is strong, alive and above all, genuine.
Cory Quirino did not respond to my queries regarding the identity of the person/group or what their claims against Megan Young are. However, this author believes it has something to do with a story published today by a UK paper claiming that Megan Young has topless photos. The article says:
"The most recent contestant to join the controversies is Miss Philippines, Megan Young. Having made to the top ten of two contests – Beach Fashion and Top Model – at the Miss World 2013 pageant, Young is one of the top contenders predicted to win the coveted Miss World crown during the finale. However, topless photos of Megan Young, an early favourite among pageant’s fans, that appeared in the March 2012 issue of Rogue Magazine have surfaced and drawn ire from the fans."
My question is this: What is the paper's definition of “topless”? For most people, I’d think that “topless” insinuates “kita ang boobs” (breasts and nipples are exposed). However, in the Rogue spread, that is not the case. Her back is exposed, but no breasts are seen. The photos are very similar to fashion spreads and ads in leisure magazines.
Megan Young fans who are now worried about her chances of winning the Miss World 2013 crown tomorrow will find comfort in Alexandria Mills of the US. In 2010, she won the international competition in spite of claims that she had nude photos online. She not only won, she also got to keep her title and fulfill her duties as Miss World 2010.
Best wishes to you Megan, keep up the good fight. Laban Pilipinas! – Rappler.com