Megan Young Gets Totally Emo at her Send-off!
An emotional Megan Young faced the press this evening at her official send-off party to the Miss World 2013 beauty pageant. What set her off in tears was news about a personal email sent by Julia Morley, founder of Miss World, to local franchise holder Cory Quirino. The email congratulated Cory for “a very lovely Miss World Philippines.” Julia’s note added, “I look forward to seeing her at Miss World.”
When Cory announced this to the press, Megan couldn’t hold back the tears. It took her some 10 minutes to regain her composure but the audience didn’t seem to be disturbed. It was an unexpected, endearing moment and we were all ready for Megan until she was ok to talk.
“Di dapat ako umiyak kasi nagpapaka-strong ako,” she blurted out at one point in between apologies for her emotional outburst. “But with a letter from Julia, I’m so encouraged!”
Our Miss World Philippines 2013 arrived a bit late at C2 in Greenhills, the venue of her send-off party. She was delayed due to a doctor’s visit to treat congestion and a sore throat. The Fil-Am beauty queen is going thru an intensive 2-week training with wardrobe fittings while squeezing in numerous TV shows and the hectic schedule is taking its toll on her health. But in spite of that Megan Young was very loquacious and wouldn’t stop rambling. “Madaldal ako,” she confirmed. “And I’m emo talaga. I don’t care if people say ang arte ko but I have real emotions.”
When asked what was her priority as she trains for Miss World 2013, Megan Young said, “I’ll be upfront with you. I was never really a sporty person but as I grew up I got active. I’m working really hard now on my fitness and focusing on physical strength.” Miss World, which will be held in September 2013 has a Sports Track where the candidates compete in sporty activities. With a laugh, Megan added, “I am up to the challenge and ready to do pushups and situps!”
Meantime, fans can help Megan win the Multimedia Award by visiting the official Miss World Philippines Facebook and commenting on everything she posts. IT experts from the UK will be judging the Facebook pages of all the contestants and the one they deem the best will be catapulted into the semi-finals.
Okay… not that Megan needs the help but lots of followers greeting her online will make her feel loved and give her that extra-confidence!
Later in the evening her princesses finally arrived – Zahra Bianca Saldua (2nd Princess) and Janicel Lubina (1st Princess). Unfortunately, Omarie Osuna (4th Princess) who is from Olongapo and not used to Metro Manila got lost and ended up going back home. Bianca Paz (3rd Princess) was at a commitment she couldn’t back out of.
When i finally found time to corner Megan, I asked her more about her not-so-beauty-queen-like hobby of gaming. That interview is coming up in my next post! Keep her in your prayers; she departs for Bali on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
Meanwhile, mark this date on your calendar – September 28, 2013! GMA7 will be airing the Miss World 2013 beauty pageant starting at 10pm Manila time. You better be watching because “eto na ‘un!” Typhoon Megan will storm Bali and Jakarta and bring home the first ever Miss World crown for the Philippines!