The Philippines wins its first Miss World crown after 62 years!!!

She's the new Miss World 2013, the lovely Megan Young!!
She’s the new Miss World 2013, the lovely Megan Young!!

At the end of highly-anticipated and hotly-contested finals held inside the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia, Miss World 2013 has been elected from among 127 contenders. Megan Young of the Philippines makes history as her country’s first Miss World and the Asean region as well.

The new Miss World is crowned by outgoing queen Wenxia Yu and is flanked by her runners-up from France (left) and Ghana (right)
The new Miss World is crowned by outgoing queen Wenxia Yu and is flanked by her runners-up from France (left) and Ghana (right)

Coming in as 1st Princess is Marine Lorphelin of France, with 2nd Princess honors going to Carranza Shooter of Ghana . The remaining two ladies who made it to Top 5 are Spain and Brazil. Maroua Kharbouch of Gibraltar was declared People’s Champion and was included in the magic circle as the 6th finalist.

Megan Young is also the first Filipina to win a fast tract event, the TOP Model contest and this award solidified her frontrunner status leading towards the finals night!
Megan Young is also the first Filipina to win a fast tract event, the TOP Model contest and this award solidified her frontrunner status leading towards the finals night!
Megan Young was shortlisted as one of the Beach Beauty Finalists who was won by Miss Brazil (also a hot favorite) This gave Megan huge points along with the Top Model win that's why she scored the highest in the finals nigh leaderboard!!
Megan Young was shortlisted as one of the Beach Beauty Finalists who was won by Miss Brazil (also a hot favorite) This gave Megan huge points along with the Top Model win that’s why she scored the highest in the finale’s leader board!!

With so many special award winners announced for the pageant’s exciting pre-pageant activities, the top-placers (already revealed online yesterday afternoon) in Beach Fashion, Top Model, Talent, Sports Challenge, Multimedia and the all-important Beauty with a Purpose took their spots centerstage with a well-deserved inclusion in the Top 20. People’s Champion winner Gibraltar had to wait till the Top 5 was announced before locking in her inclusion.

After the pageant, in a coronation gala the following continental queens were presented, they are the following:

 Brazil (Americas), Australia (Oceania), Jamaica (Caribbean), Ghana (Africa), France (Europe), and of course queen of Asia is Miss Philippines!!

Brazil (Americas), Australia (Oceania), Jamaica (Caribbean), Ghana (Africa), France (Europe), and of course queen of Asia is Miss Philippines!!

new queen

This is the Philippines’ first title and the first in the Asean region to win the elusive Miss World crown!  Congratulations to the lovely Miss World 2013! It was an expected yet well deserved win !

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