MW2013 Megan Young with Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 2013 Nadya Lee Torres
Megan with the Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 2014 Candidates
Over the weekend, Miss World 2013 Megan Young was in San Juan, Puerto Rico to help judge the Beach Beauty and Top Model competitions of Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 2014. She would have stayed on till after 13th to take part in the finals of the same, but schedule conflicts prevented her from helping crown its next Miss World representative. At the very least, she was able to meet up and spend time with Nadya Lee Torres who was her fellow delegate in Bali last year.
By the way, did you know that our Queen had an appendectomy earlier in the month? She had to miss a previous engagement in Alberta because of the minor surgery. But ever the trouper that she is, the succeeding travels were handled as planned and she was up and running in no time at all. The pictures in Puerto Rico are proof positive that she is A-okay now.
Take it easy, Megan! :-)
Our Queen Megan will be going to San Juan to grace the Miss World Puerto Rico 2014 finals.
Continuing with her Miss World duties and travel diaries, Miss World 2013 Megan Young just left New York for San Juan, Puerto Rico where she will be a guest of honor in the Miss World Puerto Rico 2014 finals as well as help crown the winner. This will also be her perfect opportunity to reunite with their rep last year – Nadya Lee Torres – as well as to check out the ongoing BWAP project being conducted.
Hopefully, our Queen Megan will start preparing for her trip to Manila for Miss World Philippines 2014. Her tight schedule is now being finalized to make sure that she is present during the entire pre-pageant period of our nationals up to the time she crowns her successor here. ;-)
courtesy of GMA Network
Miss World 2013 Megan Young on the pages of Women's Health Magazine
The TV spots are running in full over at GMA-7 on a regular basis. In fact, the above video can be seen at least once in every primetime program of the network, plus a healthy frequency during the highly-rated afternoon soaps.
This only means that Miss World Philippines 2014 will go on full swing mode next month. The exact finals date has not yet been finalized, but it will definitely air either last week of August or very early September.
And Miss World 2013 Megan Young is visibly excited to find out who will vie for the national crown she has beautifully held for one year.
Your blogger will definitely cover the whole nine yards. Stay stuck for all the highlights, sidelights and spotlights of the competition. ;-)
courtesy of Mr. World
Nicklas Pedersen has now internalized his role as Mr. World 2014. Late last month, he was still battling with himself on how to get into the responsibility and meet everyone’s expectations. But it really didn’t take him too long to settle in. This Danish hottie dreamt of acting in movies and becoming a celebrity. So the glamour of being the World’s Most Desirable Man should now be second skin. Aside from traveling with Miss World 2013 Megan Young, he is also making his own personal appearances. And by the time Miss World 2014 has been set in motion in London, expect more of him to show up in the pageant activities. ;-)
Miss World 2013 Megan Young with Miss World USA 2014 Elizabeth Safrit (right)
There is a new Miss World United States 2014. And she is not Miss USA 2014 1st Runner-Up Audra Mari of North Dakota. The reigning Miss North Carolina United States has been crowned by Miss World 2013 Megan Young as the US representative to Miss World 2014 in London come December.
The 21 year-old Political Science graduate from the University of South Carolina is the winner of the Miss United States 2014 Pageant held in Washington, D.C. And the girl is not just passionate about pageants. She also started a Rock the Vote initiative to spread the word about voter registration for young people. While the cause may not be the kind Miss World Organization is always impressed with, I am certain that her work with teenagers and the youth could be translated to a beautiful purpose that she can max to the fullest in the international competition.
For now, I can only wish Elizabeth the best of luck in Miss World 2014. :-)
(Left to right): Miss World Sweden 2014 Olivia Asplund, Mr. World 2014 Nicklas Pedersen and Miss World 2013 Megan Young
In one of his first official functions as Mr. World 2014 and the first with Miss World 2013, Nicklas Pedersen need not travel too far as he went to Sweden with our Megan Young to attend a fund-raising event for the Bahay Kubo Foundation (Filippinska Barn Biståndsföreningen) – “a nonprofitable organization formed in Gävleborg, Sweden dedicated to a better quality of life of the future generation in the Philippines and around the world.“
In the said function, they were joined by Miss World Sweden 2014 Olivia Asplund plus supporters of the foundation from all over Sweden.
Francis Libiran (center in black suit) with his muse Venus Raj (to his right) during the Canada Philippine Fashion Week (Photo credit: Ash Reginald Evasco)
The sketch (left) and final piece of Miss World 2013 Megan Young’s victory dress last year.
Last year, renowned designer Francis Libiran took time out from his busy schedule and committed to finish one of his fabulous creations for Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young to be worn during the fateful finals night. You all know what happened to Megan. And the coral pink evening gown will forever be etched in the minds of Filipinos and pageant fans worldwide.
Below are excerpts from his interview with Max Ignacio:
“I was really nervous several days before the competition. I was excited to see Megan stand out in the gown I designed.
I was in a party during the pageant but I already saw Megan in the dress prior because I saw rehearsal pictures that morning on the internet.
I felt proud and honored, especially when she won. I felt really happy, not just because she was wearing my gown at that time, but because she did it!
She won the crown for our country. I was so proud. Parang when the previous Ms. World turned over the crown to Megan, parang kinoronahan na rin ako. I was really proud and happy. I think I’ll feel that way for a really long time.”
For 2014, will our Miss World representative be wearing another one of his originals for the London finals? I know what some of you might be thinking. But I’d like to believe that he will share his creative genius regardless of who will wear the Philippine country pin – most especially if Ms. Cory Quirino personally requests the same in order to extend the good luck.
What do you think, dear readers? ;-)