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Philippines beauty Megan Young wins Miss World crown

September 29, 2013 00:31 IST

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Philippines beauty Megan Young was crowned Miss World 2013 after beating 130 contestants across the globe on Saturday.

This is the first time Miss Philippines has been awarded the title in the 63rd Miss World grand final pageant on the resort island of Bali.

Megan, 23, who is a student of filmmaking, is excited to have taken over the crown from 2012's Miss World winner Wenxia Yu of China.

"I have no words to express my feelings. Thank you so much to everyone for choosing me to be the next Miss World. It means a lot to me and I promise to be the best person. I am very very excited," she said after the crowning.

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Image: Miss Philippines, Megan Young waves as she is crowned Miss World during Miss World 2013 in Nusa Dua, Indonesia
Photographs: Ed Wray/Getty Images

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Megan was born in the United States before moving to the Philippines when she was 10 Megan and has ambitions of moving behind the camera in the future, taking the role of director after gaining experience and finishing her qualifications.

Frances' Marine Lorphelin was the first runner-up, while Ghana's Naa Okailey Shooter was the second runner-up.

Though Miss India World Navneet Kaur Dhillon did not make it to the top ten, she did bag the title of Miss Multimedia.


Image: Miss Philippines, Megan Young poses with runner-up Miss France, Marine Lorphelin (L) and second runner-up Miss Ghana, Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter (R) after she was crowned Miss World 2013
Photographs: Ed Wray/Getty Images

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Navneet was being touted as one of the probable winners and was expected to bring back the title home after a gap of more than a decade. Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra last won the title for India in 2000.

A grand final to the Miss World pageant unfolded on the Indonesian island of Bali peacefully under heavy security after weeks of hardline Muslim protests and warnings.


Image: Megan Young during the Miss Philippines contest


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