The 23-year-old US native could barely contain her excitement when her name was announced and she was crowned Miss World on Sept. 28 in Bali, Indonesia.
Miss Philippines Megan Young is officially on top of the world! After a pageant that featured contestants from 127 countries, Megan was named the winner and crowned Miss World 2013.
“I promise to be the best Miss World ever,” Megan said after winning Miss World 2013, a pageant that has been put on for 63 years. Megan was clearly emotional after the big announcement, covering her mouth with her hands and smiling uncontrollably.
In the Q & A portion, Young was asked to answer the question, "Why should you be crowned Miss World?" She answered: "I treasure a core value of humanity and that guides people why they act the way they do."
Though she’s Miss Philippines, Megan was actually born in America — Alexandria, Virginia to be exact — where she lived until the age of 10, according to New York Daily News. She has appeared on Filipino television shows and has even been a TV host, but pageants are her true calling, and on Sept. 28 she reached the apex of her dream!
Miss France Marine Lorphelin took second place, while Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter came in third./AzerTAg/