Today, Miss World 2013 Megan Young turns a year older and I can only wish her all the best on this, her most special day.
Many things are waiting to be finalized in the planning board of our Queen’s showbiz career at the moment. I hope that the most promising of the lot would come true in the coming weeks and months ahead. Of course, it goes without saying that I also want her to get the best lovelife ever!
Happy 25th Birthday again, my dear! :-D
Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss (middle) is in the country, and she reunited with Miss World 2013 Megan Young (right) and Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann
Rolene being interviewed by the TV networks. Looking on are Julia Morley and Cory Quirino
Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss is in the house!
The beautiful South African, who is the reigning blue crown wearer, arrived in the Philippines last night along with Miss Julia Morley. Together with Ms. Cory Quirino of CQGQ, they made a special visit to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) to check out the progress of the BWAP (Beauty With A Purpose) project started by the Miss World Organization for the ward of the Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Department. Being a medical student herself, she particularly took interest in the same.
And what would Rolene’s visit be without a reunion with dear friends Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann and Miss World 2013 Megan Young? The three of them took the time to bond again even for a brief moment. And they really had so much to update each other with.
Rolene's OOTD for the PGH visit
While the stay in the country won’t be a long one, I hope that she will enjoy our hospitality. For a warm and kind-hearted lady like her, we should really roll out the carpet! :-D
Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidate Janicel Lubina during the birthday bash of KF's Rodgil Flores (Photo credit: Melvin Sia)
I was in a brief conversation with Miss World 2013 Megan Young last month during the dinner she hosted for Team Bata. Out of the blue, we got to talking about the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 candidates and we singled out the stronger ones. The name of Janicel Lubina was mentioned. Her face lit up, and quickly said, “I wish she will get a good crown.
We all know that Janicel was 1st Princess to Megan’s Miss World Philippines title last 2013. Because of the constant togetherness then, the latter was able to know the Palaweña deeper – her dreams and aspirations included.
This really got me into thinking. Janicel is indeed the best bet of Kagandahang Flores for a major crown this year. Not that I am discounting the efforts of Hannah Ruth Sison to nail one in her 3rd try. But Binibini 11 is pure beauty power that has pierced through the minds of different pageant groups, regardless of camp affiliations and preferences. If she fails to leave a mark in the minds of the judges come March 15, then something must be wrong somewhere.
Binibini 11 during her swimsuit photoshoot for Bb. Pilipinas 2015
So is Janicel 100% ready for a good crown? I believe she is. Now, as to what that good crown refers to, it will all boil down to which international competition she will be a perfect fit for.
A Bb. Pilipinas crown is a Bb. Pilipinas crown. For as long as the word “Tourism” is not attached to it (no offense meant to Parul Shah), then it’s all good. Very good even. ;-)
This girl is a diligent pageant student
Miss World 2013 Megan Young has never had this long a time to relax and move on with life
Just waiting for the right time to reveal her next projects, Megan is.
After more than a year of constant traveling, personal appearances and international charity fund-raising, Miss World 2013 Megan Young has never had this long a break to enjoy life as a normal individual or a typical celebrity. And she’s every single bit enjoying the free time in her hands.
But not for long, I reckon.
Aside from shooting new commercial and print endorsements, there are strong rumors that she just might make a big comeback to her original home network – GMA-7 – where the buzz is that she will do a remake of the hit Mexican telenovela “MariMar” or “Rosalinda” that made big stars out of Marian Rivera and Carla Abellana, respectively. In addition, there are talks that she will be paired with real-life boyfriend actor Mikael Daez who is an exclusive contract artist of the same network.
If this news item turns out to be true, then this could be Megan’s biggest Philippine showbiz break after having been part of both ABS-CBN and TV5 before becoming Miss World.
Rumor has it that Megan will make a grand return to GMA-7
And for those who will cry that she should no longer return to where she started, well, life in showbiz is just like a round of rigodon de honor. Since our Queen hasn’t really resorted to burning bridges, then she can always come back and get a more attractive contract. ;-)
courtesy of Trending Showbiz News
Miss Universe Paulina Vega (left) and Miss World Rolene Strauss
The Predecessors: Gabriela and Megan
To say that Gabriela and Megan are tough acts to follow would be an understatement.
The 63rd Miss Universe Paulina Vega Dieppa of Colombia and Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss of South Africa have the demanding work cut out for them. With their respective predecessors serving reigns that were considered more than successful in terms of appearances, international causes/charity and positive sustenance of the crown and brand name for more than 365 days, the challenge now is to exceed the efforts and make both Donald Trump and Julia Morley happier bosses. That won’t be too much of a difficult mission to accomplish, right?
Call me quick to judge at this point. But methinks Rolene will meet the expectations more handily than Paulina.
It is a proven fact that the South African has one of the most wonderful down-to-earth personalities during the competition in London last year. On the other hand, the Colombian has been rumored to have a recurring diva attitude that even Mr. Trump allegedly anticipates to border on being an all-around b**ch.
What do you think, dear readers? ;-)
Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss of South Africa
The 63rd Miss Universe Paulina Vega Dieppa of Colombia
Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss will visit the Philippines soon!
Rolene in a shot from her first Miss World video diary
Looks like someone will reunite with Miss World 2013 Megan Young and Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann. And the venue will be in the Philippines, no less.
In her Instagram account, Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss confirmed that she is looking forward to her upcoming trip to the Philippines where she will presumably visit the Beauty With A Purpose Projects of Miss World Organization here. No dates stated yet, but it should be within the 1st Quarter.
And since she also specified that a Leo Almodal creation will be waiting for her to be worn, it appears that there will be a Charity Gala once more. Of course, wherever Rolene is, Julia Morley will follow. And wherever Julia Morley is here in Manila, Ms. Cory Quirino will be around.
Looking forward to this one! :-D
Rolene's Instagram message confirming her future Philippine visit
Megan (center) poses with her Team Bata
Earlier tonight, Miss World 2013 Megan Young invited me to join her and Team Bata in a Thanksgiving Get-Together at Chef Laudico Guevarra’s. It was a fun early dinner with food overflowing as only the sumptuous buffet of the place can offer.
Megan bonded with everyone and did not mind letting her hair down. She gamely spent hours of talking with the loyal supporters who attended. And gifts were also exchanged.
Before the affair ended, group photos galore and our Queen brought out her own camera to give away souvenir shots to every single attendee.
Thanks for the invite, Queen Megan! And thank you Team Bata for standing behind her all the way! :-)
A grid of images from the get-together