Miss World 2013 Megan Young: 'Social media can do wonders'
MANILA, Philippines - "Social media, if used the right way, can do wonders. That's what we want to do this year in Miss World."
So said Miss World 2013 Megan Young to Rappler when asked whether she'll be back to her social media active self now that she's wearing the crown and no longer confined to just Facebook.
[During the competition, Megan was the administrator of her official candidate Facebook page. It was used by the Miss World Organisation to determine the winner of the Multimedia Award, which was given to Miss India Navneet Dhillon.]
Megan met the press in a victory press conference at the Grand Ballroom of the Solaire Resorts and Casino on Oct 10 at 8pm, shortly after doing the NBA in Manila ceremonial toss in SM Mall of Asia Arena. She arrived in Manila only hours before, at 4:30pm, via Cathay Pacific from France.
"It's a great honor to represent the country," she said when asked how it feels to win the first Miss World crown for the Philippines. "Before, I could only dream of being that girl who represents the Philippines."
Megan told the press about her Beauty with a Purpose projects, how she plans to fulfill her promise of being the "best Miss World ever" and how she will use social media to communicate with people about her charities.
She also gave helpful advice to aspiring beauty queens.
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On Oct 11, Megan — along with Miss World Organisation's Julia Morley and Miss World Philippines' Cory Quirino — went on a victory parade along Ayala Avenue in Makati City. Afterwards, she proceeded to SM Mall of Asia for a meet and greet with her fans.
On Oct 12, Megan will be at Harbour Point Mall in Subic and her hometown city of Olongapo. On Oct 13, she will have TV guestings on GMA7 and ABS-CBN. On Oct 14, she will visit Philippine General Hospital, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
After the Philippines, Megan and Julia Morley are heading to Haiti to begin finishing a 5-year-project of Morley's Beauty with a Purpose. They are also scheduled to visit Kenya and Ghana. - Rappler.com