TONIGHT, the world smiled to the Philippines as the 23-year old Megan Young was just crowned the 63rd Miss World (2013), and the first ever wearer of the blue crown from the country.
Asked on why should she win Miss World, the same question asked to every finalist, Megan Young answered with confidence and full sincerity: “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.”
We did a live blog earlier and they’re posted below. For now, let us enjoy the moments as tonight was one of the most awesome nights of all especially for Filipino pageant fanatics out there.
Miss World 2013 Winners (Official Results):
Miss World 2013: Megan Young, PHILIPPINES
Miss World 2013 First Princess (First Runner-Up): Marine Lorphelin, FRANCE
Miss World 2013 Second Princess (Second Runner-Up): Ruqayyah Boyer, GHANA
Top 5 FINALISTS:
1. France- Marine Lorphelin
2. Philippines- Megan Young
3. Ghana- Carranzar Shooter
4. Brazil- Sancler Frantz
5. Spain- Elena Ibarbia
Joining the Top 5 is Miss Gibraltar, which was adjudged the PEOPLE’s CHAMPION after getting the most number of votes online.
Top 10 Semi-finalists (In Order of RANK)
1. Philippines- Megan Young
2. Brazil- Sancler Frantz
3. Australia- Erin Holland
4. France- Marine Lorphelin
5. Nepal- Ishani Shrestha
6. England- Kirsty Heslewood
7. Indonesia- Vania Larissa
8. Spain- Elena Ibarbia
9. Jamaica- Gina Hargitay
10. Ghana- Carranzar Shooter
Netherlands – Jacqueline Steenbeek
Dominican Republic – Joely Bernat
India – Navneet Dhillon
United States – Olivia Jordan
Italy – Sarah Baderna
Canada – Camille Munro
Belgium – Noémie Happart
Aruba – Larissa Leeuwe
Ukraine – Anna Zayachkivska
Slovakia – Karolína Chomisteková
Continental Queens of Beauty
Miss Ghana – Naa Okailey Shooter
Miss Brazil – Sancler Franz
Asia & Oceania:
Miss Philippines – Megan Young
Miss Jamaica – Gina Hargitay
Miss France – Marine Lorphelin
LIVE BLOG EARLIER TONIGHT: Miss World 2013 Winners will be announced tonight as the coronation night unfolds in Bali, Indonesia. We are live blogging the event which will be streamed live on Miss World website and be telecast live on Star World. We are posting the official results here just as fast as we can. You may also follow us on Twitter (@elysplanet) for comments and conversations about the pageant.
This is a good news for the Filipinos now watching the Miss World competition as Megan Young is leading in the competition followed by Brazil and Australia. It is surprising though that one of the early favorites, Miss Ukraine didn’t make it to the semi-finals.
9:01pm: Now is time for the semi-finalists to ramp on stage. Every finalist is called on stage.
9:04: BLUE now performs while the semi-finalists are dancing with the beat on the background. After their performance, they said, “Good luck to the remaining girls.”
9:07pm: The lady host, which name I didn’t bother to know, stammered on her first tried but say it nicely on the second try. The TOP FIVE Finalists will be revealed after the break. The PEOPLE’s CHAMPION will be announced as well. WHO WILL SHE BE? Is Miss Gibraltar could still make it? Or the previous second place in the poll, our very own Megan Young already took the lead? Result in a few minutes.
9:30pm: Each finalist takes center stage to explain to the judges why they should win Miss World. I didn’t get all their answers verbatim but I will update you with that in a few.
But for me, without all the biases for Megan, she nailed it. She is the sincerest lady who answered why should she win Miss World by saying it is by living in the core values of Miss World — in order to help the society.
9:40pm: Miss World 2012 Wen Xa Yu had her talk of being Miss World. She was then called on the stage for a few questions. Then she sang with Miss Talent winner Indonesia and second placer, Miss Australia. Wen Xa was last year’s Best in Talent.
Special Awards (Challenge Winners):
Best in Talent: Miss Indonesia Vania Larissa
Top Model Award Winner: Miss Philippines Megan Young
Beach Fashion Award Winner: Miss Brazil Sancler Frantz
Beauty with a Purpose: Miss Nepal Ishani Shrestha
Multimedia Award: Miss India Navneet Dhillon
Sports: Miss Netherlands Jacqueline Steenbeek
7:30pm (GMT+8) Miss World 2013 has already started.
7:40pm (GMT+8) They are now showing the past challenges, which winners we mentioned above.
8:02pm (GMT+8): The 127 candidates now enter the stage with the dancers in Indonesian attire.
8:10pm (GMT+8): Miss Philippines’ Megan Young is one of tonight’s stunners together with Miss Brazil, Miss Northen Ireland, Miss Ukraine and Miss France.
8:31pm: Announcement of winners of Multimedia and Top Model Awards. Philippines was announced leading the competition with 383 points, followed by Brazil.
8:35pm: Indonesia performs her winning talent, a song number.
Last Update: 10:20pm – So there you go, people. Philippines has just got it’s very first Miss World title. That would be all for tonight. Expect more news later! If you missed it, you may wanna watch it on GMA-7 after Celebrity Bluff tonight.
Ely Valendez is an award-winning blogger-journalist based in the Philippines. He handles several social media marketing projects for various brands in his home country as well as for a US-based IT/e-commerce company, PCM where he works full time. He uses his spare time doing financial consultancy for a UK-based company. He also sits as member of the Board of Directors of the Philippines Communication Society and serves as a web manager and resource person of the Philippine Press Institute.
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