Miss World 2013 Megan Lynne Young stamps released by Philpost

Manila Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita, Manila-Philippines

Miss World 2013 souvenir sheet

When Miss World-Philippines Ms. Megan Lynne Young won the pageant in Bali, Indonesia there were public clamor on the issuance of postage stamps in her honor.

Miss World 2013 -sheetlet

Local missosologists, beauty pageant enthusiasts, stamp collectors were very excited on the idea that Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate such a feat.

It was late last year when the stamp advisory committee decided to issue such feat . It also marks the first time in the Philippine pageantry that a Filipina won a crown of Miss World . The Philippines started sending in the pageant in 1966.

Biography:

MEGAN LYNNE YOUNG was named Miss World Philippines 2013 during the pageant coronation night on August 18, 2013.   She was crowned as Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, making her the first Filipina to win the title of Miss World since its creation in 1951.  During the preliminaries, she also won the “Top Model” competition, placed fourth in the “Multimedia Challenge” and fifth in the “Beach Beauty” contest.

Megan  also received the Continental Queen of Beauty title as Miss World Asia 2013, the highest ranked contestant in the Asian region.

As Miss World 2013, she will be based in England for her activities. She has so far travelled to France, the Philippines, United States, Haiti, and,  China.  She  is expected to visit 40 countries for charity work after her brief stay in the Philippines for the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.  Young came back to London and supported the relief drive of the daily newspaper The Sun for the benefit of the typhoon survivors in the Philippines.

Miss World’s Beauty with a Purpose organization decided to direct their fundraising activities for the victims of the typhoon Haiyan by going to different locations around the world.  Young went to U.S. cities, Newark, New York City and Los Angeles to hold fundraisers and appeared in the television program Good Morning America in ABC to appeal for donations.  She also visited Hong Kong and Indonesia before going back to her country to personally deliver the proceeds.

First Day Cover with ordinary stamp

First Day Cover with Souvenir sheet and special GOLD lining

Technical Description

Kind of Issuance: Special

Denomination and Quantity: Php 100 – 7,000 pieces

Php 30.00 and Php 40.00 – 80,000 pieces ( se-tenant ) pair

First Day Cover Quantity : 7,000 pieces

Soft Launching : February 24, 2014

Date of Issuance ( Public ) : March 24, 2014

Size of the Stamp: 40mm x 30 mm

Size of the Souvenir Sheet: 100mm x 80 mm

Design : Image of Megan Young ( photo: )

Perforation: 14

Printing Process: Litho- Offset ( 4 -colors)

Printing Technique:  Embossed , Gold Printing

Paper: Imported Unwatermarked

Printer: Amstar Printing Company

Layout artist: Mr. Victorino Z.  Serevo

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