Megan and Pia
If you missed the live broadcast of the Opening Ceremony of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Philippine Arena, eleven of our international beauty queens paraded with the eleven participating nations in the biennial regional sporting event that drew a full house in the gigantic venue.
Pia Wurtzbach, Megan Young, Precious Lara Quigaman, Karen Gallman, Jamie Herrell, Angelia Ong, Karen Ibasco, Cynthia Thomalla, Sharifa Akeel, Jannie Alipo-on and Sophia Senorom added World-Class Beauty to the proceedings when they led each of the SEA Games nations during the parade onstage.
Just in case you missed it, you can watch below:
Amidst all the controversies (and unforgiveable embarrasments) with the initial days of SEA Games hosting in the country, the Opening Ceremony this coming Saturday, November 30, should be a source of pride for Filipinos. Aside from the showcase of World-Class singing talents, the muses of the participating countries in the region’s biennial sporting event will be eleven (11) of our international beauty titleholders, namely:
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach for Team Philippines
Miss World 2013 Megan Young for Team Indonesia
Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman for Team Malaysia
Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell for Team Singapore
Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong for Team Thailand
Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco for Team Myanmar
Miss Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman for Team Brunei
Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla for Team Laos
Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Akeel for Team Vietnam
Miss Tourism International 2017 Jannie Alipo-on for Team East Timor
Miss Multinational 2017 Sophia Senoron for Team Cambodia
Let’s hope that things go on an upswing after the festive start.
Atty Nad Bronce (2nd from left) with Megan, Kylie and Pia
The Q&A Mentor/Specialist of Aces & Queens – Atty. Nad Bronce – has now left the beauty camp.
I think it is through my training sessions with candidates that I developed my passion for mentoring. I have to constantly learn and relearn skills, styles and strategies throughout my 18 years of being the Q and A trainer for A&Q. Haha. I have to love challenges as I need to constantly challenge myself. Overall, this has been a learning experience. More than that, however, it is the friendships formed that are more invaluable. Thank you to all former and present AQ members for the friendship! Thank you, Mama J and Mama Ru! Direk Jeff, Direk Ces, and Tito Gerry, thank you for “discovering” me. Haha. I am grateful. I am most thankful though for all the girls I have trained. To paraphrase Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach’s words, it’s the candidates- the girls- who are A&Q’s legacy. I am forever thankful for the opportunity to meet all of you and though my contribution is just a little, I am happy to have been part of your lives. Proud of all of you! Lately though, I’ve been thinking about new challenges in legal and policy work. Yes, the responsibility of training girls and see them grow into confident women is an honor, but I hope to focus on these new challenges for now. So with a heavy heart, I have to leave A&Q. 😦 You have been a family! Thank you, Aces and Queens! My gratitude to all of you! #acesandqueens
Many entries predicted Megan Young to win last year, but only one combined her name with the actual Princesses and their correct placements.
Six years ago today, the Philippines won its very first Miss World crown courtesy of Megan Young.
Below is her interview with BBC World TV via the program “Impact” just a week after her victory.
We already know by now that Miss World 2013 Megan Young will host tonight’s finals of Mr World 2019.
Two more beauties will join her to do all the color commentaries backstage:
Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez and Miss Eco International 2018 1st Runner-Up Maureen Montagne.
Looking forward to seeing you ladies soon!
And for the first-time, global fans have the opportunity to watch all the #MrWorld2019 action unfold live from the Philippines on pay per view. Make sure you tune in to http://www.missworld.com/#/live from 7.30pm (local time). Registration is easy and the cost is watching the show is just $12 USD. Don’t miss out!
Follow us on social media and http://www.missworld.com/#/mister/news for all the latest updates.
Tickets for the Mr World 2019 Final at the Araneta Coliseum are available through https://ticketnet.com.ph/events/detail/Mr-World-2019
A wish for Miss Megan Young, the Philippines’ one and only Miss World titleholder thus far…
She turns 29 today.
“On your birthday, whatever you ask may you receive, whatever you seek may you find, whatever you wish may it be fulfilled…Have a good one!”
A day in the life of Miss World 2013 Megan Young can be grueling but beautiful—if you make the necessary adjustments and take supplements like Cosmo Skin Glutathione and #CosmoSkin Marine Collagen Powder Drinks in Classic Original, Lime and Passion Fruit flavors.
“Hours of taping can induce stress and ill health,” she notes, “not to mention that the glare of lights can be punishing to one’s health and complexion. This can lead to rough and dry skin that can show signs of ageing if you are not careful.”
Upon arriving home after a day’s work, Megan admits that achieving the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep in a day may not always be achievable for people like herself. That’s the reason why she makes it a point to take Cosmo Skin Glutathione before bed time. Glutathione is an antioxidant that provides—aside from skin whitening, also anti-ageing, detoxification and immune system boosting benefits.
“Late nights shouldn’t stop us from practicing rituals that ensure healthy skin,” she concludes. “That’s the reason why taking Cosmo Skin (Glutathione and Marine Collagen) makes all the difference.”
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We all know by now that Miss Philippines Katarina Rodriguez was unable to win the Round 2 Head—To-Head Challenge for Miss World 2018. She was edged out by Miss Venezuela Veruska Ljubisaljevic. And it all boiled down to going overtime with the answers.
Katarina overspent her minute and a half and that costed her a precious demerit that allowed the Venezuelan to upend her sincere efforts to defend her now-viral BWP Advocacy.
Megan Young voted for Katarina, Stephanie went for Veruska, while Manushi went against Katarina due to going overtime.
Still, Katarina is not exactly back to Square One because there are talks that she is a strong contender for the Beauty With A Purpose Fast-Track.
At any rate, there is a new voting procedure for Miss World 2018 that will be implemented starting December 7:
New Voting Procedure
Miss World will have another round of voting that will begin at 7 pm this December 7 (Friday). The voting will last for 24 hours in time for the coronation on November 8.
For this round of voting, it is important for candidates to have robust support from other continents.
Voting will be on a per continent basis such that the country with the highest vote in each continent will get the continent’s one vote.
Each continent gets one vote in electing the next Miss World.
In other words, aside from the seated judges who each get a vote in determing Miss World 2018, the six continents will act as six additional judges each with a single vote.
Here’s the catch: Only the votes casted for the soon-to-be-determined Top 5 will be counted from the 24-hour voting window.
How exactly does this work?
When (not if) Miss Philippines Katarina Rodriguez makes the Top 5 and she scores the highest vote among the Top 5 countries in Asia, Africa, Carribean and Europe for example. She will automatically get their 1 vote each to get 4 votes on top of the votes that she will get from the judges.
Voting platforms are still: (a) Miss World Website, (b) Miss World Philippines Facebook Page, (c) Mobstar and (d) Model Power Live
Katja with one of the students from Mission Hills School in Haikou