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I think there’s something about the beauty of a Filipina that steals the thunder of other women around the world. And it’s quite evident that there must be something about the charm and grace of our very own Miss World Philippines Megan Young that made her bring the house down, in a field of 127 ambitious and glamorous contestants each vying for the coveted Miss World 2013 crown. 

A pageant scriptwriter will say: “There you have it, the equally beautiful candidates to this year’s . . .!” But at the Miss World 2013 Final in Indonesia last night, Megan Young wasn’t just one of the equally beautiful ladies onstage—she’s the beauty to beat, a perfection to emulate, a best Miss World that she’s promised to be. 

That would have been one of the most intelligent decisions that this England-based pageant with its judges has ever made, and I’m sure that the president, Julia Morley, is proud of the new Miss World, not to mention excited to be working with our Megan Young in the organization’s Beauty with a Purpose program. 

It’s not that it’s expected, but when Megan Young was just crowned as Miss World Philippines in August, I had a hunch that our country was bound to be on top of the world and that only a tremendously unforgivable blunder by Megan could break the spell. In my pre-pageant blog https://arielallera.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/miss-world-philippines-2013-megan-young-ready-to-face-the-music-at-miss-world-2013/, I wrote that Miss World is known for coming up with unpredictable results, while I believed that, in the next few hours, they’re going to crown the rightful winner and that’s Megan Young, for sure. 

When the international delegates started arriving in Bali and since I kept checking on their pre-pageant photos through my friends’ blog sites (thanks to Norman Tiniofor http://normannorman.com/ and Joyce Burton Titularfor http://adventuresofabeautyqueen.com/), I’ve maintained that Megan Young was a total standout in every way. Yes, yes, yes, they’re all beautiful and well-spoken, but every time that Miss Philippines sashayed onstage in a Francis Libiran exquisite gown, not only the audiences and the televiewers with 20-10 vision would say that Megan Young was a breath of fresh air, from head to toe. The whole world ogled at her.


(Thanks again for the photo to my good friend Jory Rivera of OPMB Worldwide who was in Bali, Indonesia to photograph the candidates. Click the following link to read more on my thoughts about Miss World 2013 https://arielallera.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/miss-world-2013-megan-young-does-philippines-proud-after-miss-supranational-2013-mutya-datul/ and https://arielallera.wordpress.com/2013/08/. Thank you.)