PHILIPPINES, Megan Young!!!
Miss World 2013 has just concluded and Megan Young is named the winner, beating 126 other delegates, including heavy favorites Miss Brazil Sancler Frantz who finished in the Top 5 and Miss France who placed 2nd or 1st Runner Up.
In 3rd was Miss Ghana, who was only ranked 10th among the Top 10 semi-finalists based on their scores from the challenges, but she managed to broke into the Top 5 and eventually finished as 2nd Runner Up.
Megan Young wearing the Miss World 2013 crown. Miss France (left) is 1st Princess and Miss Ghana (right) is 2nd Princess. (Photo credit to @jonarofmercator)
Megan Young, 1st Pinay Miss World! (Photo credit to @ericdelosantos))
I was so nervous during the announcement of winners, especially after Ghana and France were called as the runners-up. I was already expecting a huge upset, especially that Miss Brazil, who was also a heavy favorite along with Megan Young, wasn't called yet as a runner-up.
But thanks, Philippines was the one revealed as the Miss World 2013 winner. That was the most fantastic announcement I've ever heard this year haha.
Good job Megan! You make us all so proud! We initially wanted you to be the 3rd Miss Universe of the Philippines, but as luck would have it, you were fated to win Miss World Philippines 2013 and now, you become the 1st Miss World titleholder from the Philippines.
It's indeed one historic win for the Philippines as this is the first time ever that the country won, as well as the first from the Southeast Asia to win the Miss World crown.
This is also the 2nd major beauty title that the Philippines won this month of September alone. Earlier this month, Mutya Datul won the Miss Supranational 2013 title, also a first for the Philippines.
And in less than a year, we have been winning so many pageant titles. In November 2012, Philippines also had its "firsts" when June Macasaet won Manhunt International and Kevin Balot as Miss International Queen, and last January, the 2nd Miss Tourism International crown for the country brought home by Rizzini Alexis Gomez.
I'm so proud to be Pinoy!!!