Miss Philippines Crowned Miss World 2013

Megan Young

The 2013 Miss World pageant has been won by Miss Philippines, Megan Young, on the Indonesian island of Bali.

Megan Young (M) is the new Miss World
Megan Young (M) is the new Miss World

US-born Ms Young, 23, beat 126 other contestants and pledged to be “the best Miss World ever”.

The competition was moved to Bali from the capital, Jakarta, because of protests from hardline Muslim groups.

Security for Saturday’s event was high in Bali, a resort island with a majority Hindu population, but no further demonstrations were reported.

Megan Young
Megan Young

Miss France, Marine Lorphelin, came second in the contest and Miss Ghana, Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter, took third place.

Wearing a glittering gown, Ms Young, who moved to the Philippines at the age of 10, wept as the Miss World sash was put over her shoulder by 2012 winner Miss China.

She told the cheering crowd in Nusa Dua in southern Bali she would “be myself in everything I do, to share what I know and to educate people”.

Our own Stella Nantumbwe did not make it to the top twenty.

Here is a list of Special and sponsored award winners;

Best in Talent: Samantha Mae Bernardo

Best in Fashion Runway: Megan Young

Miss Friendship: Zahra Saldua

Miss Sports by FILA: Megan Young

Miss Novu Hair: Patricia Ejercitado

Miss Reducin: Megan Young

Miss Redux Fat: Bianca Paz

Miss Pantene: Zahra Saldua

Miss Olay: Megan Young

Best in Swimwear: Janicel Lubina

Miss Laguna: Megan Young

Miss Bold and Glamorous by Revlon: Megan Young

Miss Figlia: Megan Young

Miss Photogenic: Janicel Lubina

Miss Bench Body: Megan Young

Best in Gown: Bianca Paz

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