Miss World Philippines 2013 Live Results: Megan Young is 'Hakot Queen'

The Miss World Philippines 2013 grand coronation night at the Solaire Grand Ballroom has already started. Read on for live updates and results.

*Hosts are Carla Abellana, KC Montero and Victor Basa, with Gwendoline Ruais and Divine Lee as co-presenters.

*Performers: Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenierich Rehman (opening number), Kris Lawrence (swimwear round), Kuh Ledesma, Tom Rodriguez (long gown competition)

*There are 25 stunning candidates vying for the title. They're supposedly 26. But Candidate #1 Nicole Marable withdrew due to her grandma who's ailing in the US. #26 KC Cajandig replaced her as #1.

*Mykiru's Top 15 picks are: #20 Megan Young, #19 Bianca Paz, #10 Janicel Lubina, #22 Patricia Ejercitado, #24 Zandra Flores, #17 Jennifer Hammond, #23 Ria Rabajante, #14 Vina Openiano, #5 Zahra Bianca Saldua, #11 Mercegrace Raquel, #16 Aikah Dinda, #21 Jennyline Carla Malpaya, #8 Samantha Mae Bernardo, #7 Frances Claire Vintola, #9 Pia Kamil Ochengco. I know that there will only be Top 12, but I decided to pick 15. Hopin' that all 12 semi-finalists are among those 15 that I've mentioned. (Read: Miss World Philippines 2013 winner, for me, is Megan Young)

*Judges include Dennis Trillo, Jessa Zaragosa, talent manager Arnold Vegafria, GMA 7 executive Joey Abacan and Laguna Gov. ER Ejercito. Should we expect #14 Vina Openiano, #11 Mercegrace Raquel and #17 Jennifer Hammond, all from Laguna, in the semis?

*First set of Special Awards:
#20 Megan Young - Best in Fashion Runway
#7 Samantha Mae Bernardo - Best in Talent
#5 Zahra Bianca Saldua - Miss Friendship

*2nd set of Special Awards:
#20 Megan Young - Miss Sports by FILA, Miss Olay and Miss Reducin
#5 Zahra Bianca Saldua - Miss Pantene
#19 Bianca Paz - Miss RedoXfat
#22 Patricia Ejercitado - Miss Novuhair
#10 Janicel Lubina - Best in Swimsuit

*3rd set of Special Awards:
#20 Megan Young - Miss World Laguna, Miss Bench Body, Miss Revlon Bold & Glamorous and Miss Figlia
#10 Janicel Lubina - Miss Photogenic
#19 Bianca Paz - Best in Long Gown

*Megan made 'hakot' of the awards, a total of 8. Each award has a P50,000 cash prize. This just means, for the special awards alone, she already has P400,000.

*The Top 13 semi-finalists (yeah, not Top 12) announced: (in order of announcement)

#17 Jennifer Hammond
#6 Karla Patricia Alas
#12 Anjellica Lopez
#19 Bianca Paz
#13 Paula Estenso
#7 Samantha Mae Bernardo
#18 Omarie Linn Osuna
#24 Zandra Flores
#20 Megan Lynne Young
#11 Mercegrace Raquel
#5 Zahra Bianca Saldua
#22 Patricia Ejercitado
#10 Janicel Lubina

*The 'Thank You' Girls: : #1 KC Cajandig, #2 Roselle Marie Ferrer #3 Princesslyn Dignadice, #4 Khadija Nasser, #8 Frances Claire Vintola, #9 Pia Kamil Ochengco, #14 Vina Openiano, #15 Ma. Lily Teresa Salazar, #16 Aikah Dindah, #21 Jennyline Carla Malpaya, #23 Ria Rabajante, #25 Melanie Barret

*Big misses could be #14 Vina Openiano and #23 Ria Rabajante. Biggest surprise probably is the inclusion in the Top 13 of #12.

*And they're down to just 5: Candidates #5, #10, #18, #19, #20

*Never expected #18 to reach this far. Even she, herself, was surprised when her name was called. But she actually did great during the Top 13 Q&A.

*Top 5 Final Q&A. They all have same question from Miss World 2012 Wenxia Yu (thru a video question): Why do you want to be Miss World Philippines 2013? Watch the Q&A on this video: (credit to GMA 7, GMA PinoyTV)
*#5 did pretty well. Well-applauded. The answer of #10, who's got too much lipstick on, sounded so rehearsed. #18 just fine. #19's response is also okay. #20 so relaxed and answered the shortest, but well-delivered and she's very confident. Host KC Montero exclaimed "Wow!" after she answered, also partly because of the loud applause that she got.

*Among Megan's supporters in the audience are sister Lauren, friend Saab Magalona and rumored boyfriend Mikael Daez. Megan and Mikael have consistently denied they're a couple, but the way Mikael cheered so loud for Megan, it's confirmed.

4th Princess - #18 Omarie Linn Osuna
3rd Princess - #19 Bianca Paz
2nd Princess - #5 Zahra Bianca Saldua
1st Princess - #10 Janicel Lubina
and the MISS WORLD PHILIPPINES 2013 is candidate #20 Megan Young!

*Bianca was also 3rd Princess and Best in Gown winner during her first try at Ms. World Phil. in 2011.

*It's the first time that the winner is not a "crossover" beauty from other pageants. 2011 winner Gwen Ruais and 2012's Queenie Rehman first joined Bb. Pilipinas before being crowned with the title.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, Mykiru.ph has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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