Miss World 2013 Megan Young blowing kisses to all
A golden fan instead of a scepter for Miss World 2013
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Do you know the feeling you get when something BIG and wonderful is about to happen and still, you’re not sure how to react to it? That was what happened to me last night. All the signs, all the positive developments and all the predictions have collectively pointed to Megan Young winning the Philippines’ first Miss World crown days before the finals night itself. And when she was actually called by Julia Morley as Miss World 2013, I wanted to shout to the top of my lungs. I also wanted to hug the person next to me (my mom, in this case). I did all that. But I started sobbing with a smile on my face first. The tears started flowing down my cheeks as if I had actually been in Megan’s place. The last time we won a title as big as Miss World (and that would be Miss Universe) was 40 years ago (Margie Moran) when I was just beginning to take interest in beauty contests.
And when host Mylene Klass interviewed a still-visibly stunned, shaking and tearful Megan while seating on her throne, one of the latter’s answers really caught my attention.
“…and I promise to be the best Miss World ever…”
Strong words. A strong promise. And I bet she will deliver on that commitment. And Julia Morley’s smile will have meant that the rightful winner has just been crowned.
Miss World 2013 Megan Young
From now till somewhere around the tail-end of 2014, Megan Young’s life will dramatically change. International travels. Fund-raising activities. Charity visits. Personal appearances. And a flat in London.
Just like her predecessor Wenxia Yu who has grown close to Julia, our Megan will most likely find a second mother of sorts in the pageant matriarch. Together, they will lead a purposeful year that will definitely open more doors for new challenges to take and opportunities to consider.
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In closing, let me take this space to formally write my apology to Miss World 2013 for having doubted her resolve to seriously joining a beauty competition. I even tagged her as someone who cried wolf when she was neither here nor there in enlisting for Bb. Pilipinas, not knowing that fate has a greater plan for her somewhere else. I know that she has the kind heart to understand where I was foolishly coming from at the time.
Left to right: sister Lauren, brother Victor and mother Vicky celebrate Megan's victory with Julia Morley in the background.
Now I know Megan better. After what I have witnessed from the time she won Miss World Philippines 2013 to her eventful weeks of stay in Bali all the way to becoming the first Filipina to wear the blue crown, there is no doubt that she is indeed poised to become the best Miss World ever.
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Long live the new Queen! 😀