Kudos to Miss World – Philippines Katarina Rodriguez for topping Group 4 of the Miss World 2018 Head-to-Head Challenge.
Onwards to the second round now where she will face Miss Venezuela!
The nineteen (19) others who topped their respective groups are:
Group 1: Mauritius
Group 2: France
Group 3: Venezuela
Group 5: Nigeria
Group 6: Bangladesh
Group 7: Chile
Group 8: Lebanon
Group 9: Malaysia
Group 10: Guadeloupe
Group 11: Myanmar
Group 12: India
Group 13: Nepal
Group 14: Singapore
Group 15: Thailand
Group 16: Bulgaria
Group 17: Mexico
Group 18: Trinidad and Tobago
Group 19: Argentina
Group 20: Uganda
Katja wore a Rosenthal Tee during the announcement.
In the same event, Miss World 2013 Megan Young was reunited with Miss World – Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez during the Miss World 2018 Charity Gala Dinner where it was announced that our bet topped Group 4 and entered the 2nd Round of the Head-To-Head Challenge.
“The secret is out! Miss World 2013 Megan Young is the new face of #Cosmoskin
Cosmo Skin celebrates 12 years in beauty and wellness with a new brand ambassador that embodies health and radiance. #IAMCosmoSkin
With this latest endorsement of Megan, she continues to prove that there is a good life after winning the blue crown in Bali last 2013. She is also the lead star in the GMA-7 Teleserye “The Stepdaughters” which is doing well in the ratings. Watch a video clip from the said program where she is paired with real-life sweetheart Mikael Daez.
Megan during her launch as Cosmo Skin’s newest endorser
We all know that – right after reigning and serving her term as Miss World 2013 – Megan Young returned to the Philippines to resume her interrupted showbiz career and returned to her original home network (GMA-7) where she zoomed to lead star status in a few teleseryes including “Marimar” and the recently-concluded “Alyas Robin Hood“. She also made a movie with comedienne Ai-Ai delas Alas.
And now, Megan is ready to really go full blast internationally after signing up with New York’s Innovative Artists Agency. This is the move many expected of her more than two years ago. Watch her interview with Boy Abunda on TWBA where she discusses the subject matter. And then go to her fast talk afterwards.
videos courtesy of ABS-CBN Entertainment
Miss World 2013 Megan Young
Last night (Manila time), I had a quick FB chat with Miss World 2013 Megan Young who is already one of the confirmed hosts of Miss World 2016 (along with Priyanka Chopra and Tim Vincent
) happening at the MGM in National Harbor, Maryland this coming December 18.
I congratulated her for getting the important gig first. Of course, I asked her immediately who among the ladies in this batch are standing out in her eyes outside of Miss Philippines Catriona Gray. But having arrived only in the US a day before, she still needed to spend time with them to be able to get a better appreciation of all the candidates. But soon, she will share with me her personal likes which I will also blog about here.
For now, Megan is preparing for her 3rd consecutive Miss World hosting duty. The finals (Sunday night, December 18 in Maryland and Monday morning, December 19 in Manila) will keep her busy as a bee. 🙂
courtesy of GMA News
Mr World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal of India
The Top 3 (left to right) 2nd RU Aldo Esparza Ramirez of Mexico, Mr World Rohit Khandelwal of India and 1st Runner-Up Fernando Alvarez of Puerto Rico
India won its first Mr World title by placing on top of the competition during the recently-concluded finals in Southport, UK hosted by Miss World 2013 Megan Young. He is an actor back in his home country, and is now tagged as “The World’s Most Desirable Man”.
Edged out for the title is 1st Runner-Up Fernando Alvarez of Puerto Rico who – inspite of missing the big win by just a few points- got some sort of vindication after missing out a Top 5 placement during Mister International 2015 in Manila.
Aldo Esparza Ramirez of Mexico completed the winning troika by snatching 2nd Runner-Up honors.
Our bet, Sam Ajdani, failed to advance to the semifinals. His late arrival in the competition might have costed him precious points in the fast-track segments and the over-all judging of the pre-pageant.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Rogit hugging Nicklas (back to the camera) after winning the title
It’s going to be our first Miss World hosting Mr. World 2016
There is no formal announcement so far, but the latest update I got from a reliable source is that Miss World 2013 Megan Young will definitely be going to the UK, quite possibly
as host of Mr. World 2016
on July 19 to be held Southport – England’s Classic Resort. This won’t surprise me anymore if ever as the Miss World Organization fully supports its past titleholders (our first Miss World especially
) and has always been a believer in Megan’s ability to navigate the final proceedings with the right amount of class and charm (as evidenced by previous stints in Miss World 2014, Miss World 2015 and the last edition of Mr. World
This year’s event in Southport promises to be bigger. Judgment night will be held at the Floral Hall of Southport Theatre Convention Centre (STCC). And with the presence (either as host or special guest) of our very first Miss World, it will lend more glitz to the selection of the successor of the reigning winner, Nicklas Pedersen. 🙂
In the meantime, reminisce the finals of Mr. World 2014 in the video below.
courtesy of Mr World