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TV actress Megan Lynne Young is 2013 Miss World Philippines

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Megan Lynne Young. Photo by Armin P. Adina

MANILA, Philippines—Heavy favorite Megan Lynne Young form Olongapo City bested 24 other aspirants in the 2013 Miss World Philippines pageant Sunday night at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay City and took home the coveted title, P1 million worth of management contract from the pageant organizer, plus gifts and services from the contest’s sponsors.

Young, 23, is a local television personality who first gained prominence as an “avenger” in the GMA 7 reality talent search “Starstruck.” She later moved to ABS-CBN where she scored hosting gigs and other acting projects.

On her first foray in a nationwide pageant, Young also bagged the lion’s share of special awards—Best in Fashion Runway, Miss Sports by Fila, Miss Reducin, Miss Olay, Miss Laguna World, Miss Bold and Glamorous by Revlon, Miss Figlia and Miss Bench Body.

Palawan native Janicel Lubina placed second and was proclaimed First Princess which comes with a P150,000 prize money.

The 18-year-old Lubina, also the reigning Miss Bikini Philippines set to represent the country in the Miss Bikini International competition later this year, was also proclaimed Best in Swimwear and Miss Photogenic.

Zahra Bianca Saldua from Las Piñas City, a Muslim woman, was crowned Second Princess and got P100,000. She was the lone candidate to parade in a one-piece swimwear and did not take off her sarong in the swimwear competition. She was also proclaimed Miss Friendship and Miss Pantene.

Nueva Ecija’s Bianca Paz, who placed fourth in the pageant’s maiden edition in 2011, landed in the same spot this year and was proclaimed Third Princess. She took home P75,000, along with the distinction of being Miss Redoxfat and Best in Long Gown, the same award she received on her first shot at the title.

Rounding up the Top 5 is Omarie Linn Osuna, 20, from Olongapo City.

Young will try to bag for the Philippines its first victory in the 63rd Miss World pageant in Indonesia on Sept. 28.


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  • MANGLUCIO

    wow..is she a pinay?

    • 227th

      not pure..half pinay, half pinoy!

      • labcu

        ????????

  • RyanE

    Hehehe.. this is a breather after all those PDAF and Malampaya scams..

  • Sarah Doi Long

    gusto ko mag-represent ng bansa natin ay purong pinay…

    • Malou Ang Kepu

      tomo…ay agree ako dyan… yun nag-down-vote sa’yo mga half pinoys ‘yan.

  • INQ_reader

    Talo yan sa Miss World. Gusto ng dayuhang hurado yun Pinay beauty.

    • Kage24

      Please define Pinay Beauty!

      • JK1000

        Isabelle Daza, that’s a true filipina beauty.

      • dgboy

        Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder

      • INQ_reader

        dgboy below is correct, but since we are trying to win an international beauty contest, it’s the standards of the judges who we should be focused on.

      • gikiness

        someone who looks like Gloria, that is Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

      • disqus_DKgRmIucG0

        what’s the connection crown ang pinag uusapan hindi politics… getting out to the topic…

    • labcu

      she will have a chance to win the title!!!

    • takeno12

      Wrong! Do you think pag-iisipan pa ng mga hurado sa MW kung Pinay beauty siya o hindi? Kung tayong mga Pinoy eh di natin alam kung ano talaga ang Filipina beauty.
      There is no such thing as a pure Filipina beauty dahil ang mga Pinoy ay mixture of multiple races.

      • yew_tan

        mga phoota kasi ang mga babae ninyo. Babayuaran lang ng limang piso ng mga dayuhan magpapaendot na. kaya yan halohalo ang labas ninyo.

      • liakada

        There must be something wrong with your brain and even a highly qualified psychiatrist cannot fix your feeble mind. Your out of sync here maybe your on to something. You made a derogatory remarks and i strongly oppose on what you said.

      • disqus_DKgRmIucG0

        hey watch your mouth… who the hell are you to judge people… di namn mahalaga opinion .. if your are not proud na nanalo si Megan… so be not pero watch your tongue . You are insulting the Filipino nation… Try to look at yourself , what kind of person are you, napaka judgemental mo …

  • R_RR

    Ang dami pa ring tangang pilipino at di alam ang Constitution. Kahit half pinoy ka, Filipino ka pa rin.

  • JK1000

    Mas maganda kung katulad ni Isabelle Daza ( Gloria Diaz daughter) ang mag represent sa Pilipinas. Tunay na filipina ang ganda. Nanalo dahil may judges na artista, kapwa artista ay pinanalo.

  • JK1000

    Kapag ang isang bata ay may halong dayuhan ang beauty niya ay hindi mo masasabi na tunay siyang imahe ng isang tunay na gandang filipina. Maganda si Megan Young dahil may halo na siyang western. Ang tunay na filipina para sa akin ay ang mukha ng anak ni Gloria Diaz,na si Isabelle Daza. Opinion lang ko ito.

    • takeno12

      Halos lahat ng Pinoy may halong dayuhan: Malay, Chinese, Taiwanese aborigines, Spanish, Japanese, Indian, American, etc. etc. kaya nga tinaguriang “melting pot of races” ang PH nuong 50’s, 60’s pa.
      Daza tunay na Filipina?! She’s a mixture of multiple races din (Chinese, Spanish to name a couple). Kung sa opinion mo she looks very Filipina is exactly my point- the Filipina look is a composite of the aforementioned races.

      • Mike_1974

        sige takeno12 bumalik ka sa panahon ni kopong-kopong. you are taking JK1000 out of context. 2013 na po!!

      • JK1000

        @Mike_1974, Maraming salamat kabayan…

      • yew_tan

        Paanong hidi halo-halo, karamihan sa mga pilipina bayaran lang ng limang piso magpapaangkla na sa dayuhan. Sa makatuwid mga phoota karamihan sa babae ninyo.

    • Yxon

      sa apelyido pa lang espanol na, hindi pa rin tunay

  • The Factory

    Young is gorgeous!
    I think Filipinos should be proud that a beautiful woman (whether she is mixed or not) will represent the country with pride and dignity in the the upcoming Miss World pageant.

  • yew_tan

    Nothing to be proud of about having mixed blood. Most Flips tout they are and proud of it. In other culture, a person having mixed heritage is regarded as inferior caste. In the Philippines it’s the other way around.

  • JamesJ

    so many crabs… puro reklamo… eh kayo nlng kaya mag represent sa miss world mga reklamador…



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