Miss World 2013 Megan Young is flanked by (left to right): SVP Lilybeth Rasonable, COO Gilberto Duavit, CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon and Arnold Vegafria
Back to being Kapuso, Megan is
And so it came to pass.
Miss World 2013 Megan Young is back to the network where she originally started her showbiz career that was beautifully interrupted last 2013 when she joined and won Miss World Philippines before claiming the blue crown in Bali, Indonesia the same year.
Queen Megan signed a one-year exclusive contract with GMA-7 where she is initially slated to host “Starstruck” – the reality-based artista search where was once a part of as a contender – with actor Dingdong Dantes. After this, the buzz is that she will finally return to full-time acting via a lead role in a teleserye which is still under wraps for now.
Welcome back to Philippine showbiz, Queen Megan! :-D
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
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
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
Megan wore this Leo Almodal during the opening of Miss World 2014
During the announcement of challenge winners, Megan changed to a red Edwin Tan number (Photo credit: AlexMalikFabroa)
During the Miss World 2014 finals last night, Miss World 2013 Megan Young showcased three (3) Filipino designers all throughout the proceedings. First to be worn was a stylized Leo Almodal terno during the opening number. This one elicited a lot of oohs and aahs form the audience, especially that our Queen shot two birds with one stone by wearing a traditional Philippine design made by one of our own. Now, during the announcement of challenge winners, she appeared onstage wearing a red creation by Edwin Tan. This one showed her more fashionable side.
And finally, Cherry Samuya Veric took over during the Farewell Walk and eventual coronation of the new Miss World when he dressed Queen Megan in another terno that is just as stylized as Leo Almodal’s but with more details on the sleeves and the bodice.
Finally, Megan wore another terno during her farewell walk and coronation. This one is by Cherry Samuya Veric.
Hats off to out Queen for showing Philippine pride all throughout. :-)
Miss World 2013 Megan Young with Julia Morley (middle) and Dr. Ben Friedricks in Haiti last March, 2014
Below are quotes from the last interview (reporter unnamed in the MW website
) Megan Young gave as the reigning Miss World. I took the liberty of sharing three of the more memorable answers she gave in the same.
You can read the full text of the said interview HERE.
Megan, you have been an amazing Miss World and a true representative of Beauty with a Purpose, what has been the highlight of your year as Miss World?
“The highlights of my year as Miss World can be narrowed down to two things. From a Beauty with a Purpose perspective, it would have to be helping out with the Typhoon relief in the Philippines. I was able to help out my countrymen in ways I never thought possible, because of my Miss World title.”
What is one trait you would like the next Miss World to possess?
“I hope that the next Miss World, whoever she is, is genuine. It is a competition but her authenticity is what will win the judges over and carry her throughout her reign. The work that a Miss World does is not just about the beauty and the glamour but a lot of it is really behind the scenes and about getting your feet dirty without your heels and without the make up.”
Back-to-back with Valerie Weigmann or not, Megan will give her full support to the next Miss World.
What do you think will be the hardest thing to say goodbye to as your reign comes to an end?
“I think the hardest thing to say goodbye to will have to be the fame I have now as Miss World. Going to events around the world and being recognized as Miss World- there is something very sentimental about it, and I am certainly going to miss that.”
Full credits to the unnamed reporter who did the one-on-one. Read the full interview with our Queen Megan HERE.