After jubilant celebrations in the country’s financial district last Friday and her hometown Olongapo City on Saturday, and TV guestings on Sunday, Miss World 2013 Megan Young was cited both by the Upper and Lower Houses of Philippine Congress on Monday then met President Benigno S. Aquino III at Malacanang Palace.
Congress Passed House Resolution 350, introduced by Cavite Representative actress Lani Mercado Revilla, an official resolution “Congratulating Megan Lynne Young for winning the Miss World 2013” title.
Megan was joined both by Miss World Organization Chair Julia Morley and Miss World Philippines franchise holder Cory Quirino in all occasions.
In her speeches, Megan always thanked the Filipino people for their support and reception.
“I promise to not only represent Miss World over the coming year, but also my Filipino brothers and sisters as I embark on this wondrous journey to bring hope to the many people who need our help in the Philippines and around the world,” she said.
The US-born beauty, whose father is American and whose mother is Filipina, moved to the Philippines when she was 10, joined a reality show on GMA 7 and was among the top 6. Her lackluster TV career made a turn when she joined Pinoy Big Brother on ABS-CBN and became a VJ (video jock). Just as everything was on a standstill, she joined Miss World Philippines, won most of the special awards and the right to represent the country in Bali, Indonesia.
Her triumph sealed the Philippines’ quest for the elusive blue crown when she was named Miss World 2013 on September 28. In the 63-year history of the pageant that originated in London, Megan is the first Filipina and the first Southeast Asian to win the title.
On September 6, 22 days before Megan was crowned Miss World, a Filipina was proclaimed Miss Supranational in Minsk, Belarus. Mutya Johanna Datul, a 21-year-old charmer from Isabela, beat more than 80 candidates from all over the globe and is also the country’s and Asia’s first titleholder of the Europe-based beauty competition.
Likewise, on Monday, Mutya was cited by Congress and met President Aquino in Malacanang. The resolution was authored by number one senator-elect Grace Poe Llamanzares.