Miss World 2013 is Megan Young from the Philippines !

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L-R Miss France ( first princess )  , Miss Philippines ( Miss World 2013) and Miss Ghana ( second princess) photo from AFF
Miss Megan  Lynne Young was crowned a few hours ago as the new Miss World 2013 .
Miss Young  been appearing on screen since the age of 15, starring in films, TV shows, and as a presenter. Megan has ambitions of moving behind the camera in the future, taking the role of director after gaining experience and finishing her qualifications,” it notes.
She also apparently enjoys video games and Harry Potter.Read more here: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2013/09/27/2714291/miss-world-2013-winner-revealed.html#storylink=cpy
She bested 126 candidates from all over the globe earning for the Philippines, at the awarding ceremony in Bali, Indonesia Saturday night, a first in Miss World pageant history: a candidate from the Philippines has bagged the title.
Young accepted the Miss World crown from 2012 after being declared the winner of this year’s contest.
Screen grabs from RCTI -Miss World Top 6 Finalist
“Amazing scenes here in Bali, Megan is overcome with emotions as a tear rolls down her cheek, promising to ‘Be the best Miss World Ever’!” the Miss World official Twitter account said.
She also waved to the crowd at the start of “Miss World Philippines’ Year,”
Miss France Marine Lorphelin was second while Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter was third.
  The Question : “Why should you be Miss World?” with: “I treasure a core value of humanity and that guides people why they act the way they do.”
“I will use this to show other people how they can understand each other… as one, we can help society,”  she lamented .
Ms. Megan Young led the list of 10- semifinalists, who included contestants from Brazil, Australia, France, Nepal, England, Indonesia, Spain, Jamaica, and Ghana. The top 20 was first announced before it was narrowed to top 10.

Young, Lorphelin, and Shooter were joined in the final round by Brazil’s Sancler Frantz Konzen; Spain’s Elena Ibarbia Jimenez; and Gibraltar’s Maroua Kharbouch.

Miss Gibraltar joined the five finalists after she was declared the People’s Choice.
Hours before the contest, Young had indicated she was excited about the coronation night.   The show was hosted by Mr. World 2010 Mr. Kamal Ibrahim and British singer and media celebrity Ms. Myleen Klass.
Philippines on top of the leader board screen capture :  RCTI
Urban Legends
Miss Evangeline Pascual – Miss Republic of the Philippines 1973 photo: from magazine
Some pageant historians will also trace some issues back to 1973 when Ms. Evangeline Pascual refusal to take the title after the winner was dethrone.  On the 8th of March, 1974, Ms. Wallace was dethroned because of her penchant to date famous men, which included tennis star Mr. Jimmy Connors and singer Tom Jones.cause some stir with then Mr. Eric Morley the organizer of Miss World.
The beauty queen goes down in history as the first-ever Filipina to win Miss World—breaking a popular urban legend that no Filipina will ever win the title. Another popular urban legend , Allegedly made in 1977 when Ms. Anna Melissa OfiladaPeachy “ Veneracion made the curse after she was forced to withdraw from the pageant at the time.
Ms.  Anna Melissa Ofilada Veneracion ( Photo from Missosology)
In 1976 Ms.  Josephine Salazar Conde and 1977 Ms.  Anna Melissa Ofilada Veneracion ( a heavy favorite to win the title)  representatives of the Philippines attended the initial stages of the pageant but forced to withdrew towards the finals due to the apartheid issues .
Philippines franchise holders of Miss World
The local  pageant franchise had changed hands several times from 1966 College Editors Guild of the Philippines., In 1967 the local franchise was chosen by PIFO ( Philippine International Friendship Organization ),  In 1968 by Beauty World Ltd. , then Mr.  Ferdie Villar of Spotlight Promotions took the franchise- renaming the local title Miss Republic of the Philippines  from 1969 to 1976 ,  Mutya ng Pilipinas from 1977 to 1991, Binibining Pilipinas  (Madam  Stella Marquez de Araneta ) 1992 to 2010 and Ms. Cory Quirino’s CQ Global Quest Inc.  in 2011 up to present.
Philippines Record at Miss World
Miss Philippines – Cecilia Amabuyok ( 4th runner-up ) Miss Israel -Miri Zamir (2nd) Miss Australia -Penelope Plummer  ( Miss World 1968) United Kingdom- Ms.Kathleen Winstanley ( 1st runner -up ) Colombia – Beatriz Sierra Gonzalez ( 3rd runner-up
Photo from Veestarz
The Philippines started  sending representing candidates in 1966.  In 1968 , Ms. Arene Cecilia Anas Amabuyok won 4th runner-up, 1970 Ms. Minerva Manalo Cagatao ended as top 15 semi-finalist ,  1972 Ms. Evangeline Rosales Reyes ended as top 15 semi-finalist , 1973 Ms. Evageline Pascual -1st runner-up.
1982 Ms.Sarah Jane Coronel Areza ended as top 15 semi- finalist and Queen of Asia, Ms. Sherry Rose Austria Byrne ended as top 15 semi-finalist and Queen of Asia.  1993 Ms.  Sharmaine ” Ruffa ” Gutierrez won 2nd princess and Queen of Asia and Oceania, 1994 Ms. Carolina Subijano- top 10 semi-finalist .
Ms. Katherine  Anne Manalo  ( screen capture from Star World)
2002  Ms. Katherine Anne Manalo- Top 10 finalist , 2003 Ms. Maria Rafaela Yunon – top 5 finalist. In 2004 Ms. Maria Karla Rabanal Bautista is top 5 finalist and
Queen of Asia and Oceania , 2005 Ms. Carlene  Ang- Aguilar was a  semifinalist .
Miss Maria Rafaela -Yunon
Ms. World 2004 top 5 finalists
   Binibining Pilipinas -World representatives from 2002 to 2005 got the most sms fan  world-wide votes ! Ms. Katherine Anne Manalo got more than 30% of all the total votes cast.
2011 Gwendoline Galle Ramos- Ruais  – won first runner-up , Miss  Queen of Asia and Oceania , 2012   Ms. Queenierich Ajero Rehman was  top 15- semi-finalist .
Miss Daisy Reyes – Miss World 1996 ” Miss Personality”- screen capture
Special Award was given to Ms. Onelia Ison  Jose -1970″ Best National Costume”  Ms. Louvette Monzon Hammond 1977 ” Miss Talent ” , Ms. Daisy Reyes  1996 Miss World -” Miss Personality ” .
Sources:
Missosology.org: http://missosology.org/
Binibining Pilipinas : http://www.bbpilipinas.com/
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