Megan Young named Miss World 2013 Top Model amid smear campaign

TOP MODEL. Miss Philippines Megan Young during the modelling challenge event. Photo from Global Beauties
TOP MODEL. Miss Philippines Megan Young during the modelling challenge event. Photo from Global Beauties

Miss Philippines Megan Young aced the Miss World 2013 Top Model challenge, amid a demolition job against her.

Miss World on its website announced 24 hours before the pageant’s finals the winners of the five remaining major Challenge Events: Top Model, Sports, Multimedia, Beach Fashion, and Beauty with a Purpose.

Megan Young managed to make it to 3 of 5 challenge events. Aside from winning in the Top Model round, she also placed fourth and fifth in Beach Fashion and Multimedia challenges.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Top Model
WINNER – PHILIPPINES – MEGAN YOUNG

2nd – UNITED STATES – Olivia Jordan
3rd – FRANCE – Marine Lorphelin
4th – UKRAINE – Anna Zaiachkivska
5th – BRAZIL – Sancler Frantz

Sports
WINNER – NETHERLANDS – JACQUELINE STEENBEEK

2nd – SPAIN – Elena Ibarbia Jimenez
3rd – NORTHERN IRELAND – Meagan Green
4th – PARAGUAY – Coral Ruiz Reyes
5th EL SALVADOR – Paola Ayala

Beach Fashion
WINNER – BRAZIL – SANCLER FRANTZ

2nd – FRANCE – Marine Lorphelin
3rd – GHANA – Naa Okailey Shooter
4th – JAMAICA – Gina Hargitay
5th – PHILIPPINES – Megan Young

Multimedia
WINNER – INDIA – NAVNEET DHILLON

2nd – THAILAND – Kanyaphak Phokesomboon
3rd – NEPAL – Ishani Shrestha
4th – PHILIPPINES – Megan Young
5th – MALAYSIA – Melinder Bhullar

Beauty with a Purpose
WINNER – NEPAL – ISHANI SHRESTHA

2nd – AUSTRALIA – Erin Holland
3rd – TANZANIA – Brigitte Lyimo
4th – BELGIUM – Noémie Happart
5th – BRAZIL – Sancler Frantz
6th – FRANCE – Marine Lorphelin
7th – GHANA – Naa Okailer Shooter
8th – ENGLAND – Kirsty Heslewood
9th – INDIA – Navneet Dhillon
10th – ARUBA – Larissa Leeuwe

Talent
WINNER – INDONESIA – VANIA LARISSA

2nd – Australia – Erin Holland
3rd – Ukraine – Anna Zayachkivska
4th – British Virgin Islands – Kirtis Mallone
5th – Canada – Camille Munro

Smear campaign
Earlier today, former beauty queen and pageant blogger Joyce Burto Titular wrote on her blog that she received a text message from Cory Quirino, Miss World Philippines national director, regarding a plot to destroy Megan’s chances in Miss World.

Here’s the text in verbatim:

JOYCE I NEED YOUR SUPPORT. this is my statement- There has been a smear campaign by a negligible sector of the Ph pageant industry to destroy Megan’s chances for a win in MISS WORLD.  In Bali the mood and aura around Megan is positive and promising. I believe Mrs Julia Morley has explicitly answered this one relentless Anti Miss World Ph person/group to stop emailing the Miss World office as they are proud of all the candidates including Megan. My request to all our countrymen is to consider the honor the Miss World Crown will bring to the country. Lets join hands now to prove that the Bayanihan spirit is strong, alive and above all, genuine.

The Miss World 2013 finals will be held tomorrow, 19:00 (GMT +8) at the Bali Nusa Sua Convention Center, in Bali, Indonesia.

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