Megan Young: On the heels of the Philippines’ first Miss World

OCTOBER 27, 2022

After winning the prestigious Miss World title in 2013, Megan Young made history. She became the first Miss World Philippines to win the title. During her coronation, she even declared that she wanted to become ‘the best Miss World ever’.

So – on the heels of the upcoming Miss World competition that’s slated for March 2022 – we’re posing an ever-important question: what exactly does it take to become Miss World, let alone the best ever? From Miss World 2013 herself, here are some insights. 

Interestingly, they’re the makings of every strong, independent, beautiful woman you’ve ever known!

  • She’s a go-getter.

She knows what she wants and she goes and gets it. She doesn’t get cold feet when committing, and she doesn’t let anything hold her back. Her wellspring of inspiration almost never runs dry, and she always has something up her sleeve to soothe the itch of wanting to do something amazing and productive, knowing it’s the way she can reach her own goals.

Megan Young

  • She does her very best not to crack under pressure.

When things get rough and she feels like she’s about to crack, she does her best to smooth things out, soothe any bumps along the way, and slowly but surely put herself back together. If she has to move slowly, take her time, and flow like sweet honey to make things right and cope with anything that’s pressuring her, then she won’t hesitate to do it.

  • She gets tired and takes a break, but she doesn’t give up.

Vying for the title of Miss World is no easy feat, that’s why taking breaks between preparations is so important! But when the competition starts becoming more demanding and when she finds herself getting stretched to her limits, she knows when to scale back. The only thing she won’t allow is giving up! With a level head, she stays as cool as peppermint and takes some time to get refreshed, before hitting the ground running and grinding for the crown once more.

  • She knows how to enjoy the little things in life.

She knows that there’s nothing wrong with a little enjoyment, and that people shouldn’t feel guilty about enjoying life as long as it’s done the right way. She derives pleasure from simple things like heavenly scents, pleasant sounds, and eye candy. In a world that demands so much from so many people and hardens them to life, she chooses to stay soft, light, and pleasant to everyone around her because she knows not to take life so seriously. Life’s not a competition (though Miss World is!).


Upholding the gold standard 

These things are but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to being a well-rounded individual that’s fit to wear the title of Miss World, but Megan Young knows that these are some core values to stand by if one wants to succeed in the competition. “It’s important to know what you stand for, and it’s important to always have your feet planted firmly on the ground no matter what you experience throughout the competition and beyond,” Young emphasizes.

And has she indeed become the best Miss World by upholding these values throughout her stint and beyond?

Her new Dermatonics family certainly thinks so.

“Megan totally embodies what it means to be a woman of the world: witty, confident, beautiful, kind, gentle, and also caring – for herself and for others,” Lariza Lim,Marketing Head said, giving the brand’s new ambassador apt praise. “Dermatonics is truly privileged to have her on board, as she also embodies what our product line is mainly about – authentic, no-frills, effective products that just want to see good results for all the lives it touches!”

Megan Young

Founded by skincare professionals in 2008, Dermatonics hails from the United Kingdom. The brand has desires to uphold the gold standard of foot care, with the belief that effective, scientifically-test, aesthetically-pleasing products are an important part of improving one’s life.

Each foot care product in Dermatonics’ line undergoes careful formulation, extensive research, and thorough testing to create the best body care products that also use natural ingredients. Their 4-SKU-strong foot care line uses vegetarian and vegan-friendly ingredients that are suitable for use even by people with diabetes, as they all contain varying levels of Manuka honey, Finnish colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, Swedish oat lipids, olive oil, papaya juice, and more. Its fast acting formula has even been vouched for by podiatrists and dermatologists for years. 

Enjoy Dermatonics’ foot care line:

  • Soothing Foot Cream – helps keep dry and itchy feet at bay, so that nothing – not even random itchy feet – can hold people back from achieving their goals.
  • Heel Balm – for rough and cracked skin on heels, that works in as fast as 1 week to bring feet back to their soft, moisturized glory.
  • Ultra-Cool Foot Gel – contains Manuka honey and peppermint extract to help calm tired feet so that they’re ready to carry you throughout another boss-lady day.
  • Hard Skin Removing Balm – with urea, colloidal oats, and shea butter to help remove unsightly hard skin; the best part is its calming fragrance that makes the foot care regimen an absolute delight.

So get world-class treatment for your Miss World-worthy feet.

For more information on the product, and where to buy, visit the Dermatonics official Instagram (@dermatonicsph) page at  foot care at LAZADA, Mercury Drug Stores, Alabang Supermarket, Fisher Mall and Metro.