Actress Megan Young Joins Miss World Philippines 2013Megan Young, a "Starstruck" alumna and once a Kapamilya and Kapatid, joined the Miss World Philippines 2013. It was her first time to be introduced during the pageant's launch at the Solaire Resort & Casino in Paranaque City.
She was wearing the pageant's official two-piece swimsuit. Young is candidate number 20.
She admitted to being nervous when she walked the runway. It was her first time to wear a skimpy bathing suit. Usually, Young just wears a one-piece suit or a top and a sarong.
However, Young said it was a different kind of confidence when you know there are people supporting you in the crowd. And true enough, the actress got the loudest of cheers when she walked the runway.
Young was supposed to join the contest next year, but she decided to give it a try now because she is already 23 years old. Because of this decision, the actress had to give up a lot of showbiz commitments.
Star Cinema and TV5 both understand her decision to give up her projects and just focus on getting the crown. It has always been Young's dream to join the pageant. She said her sister, Lauren, and their brother, are all supporting her decision. Young is confident she has their support even if she wins or not.
There are many who said Young has an edge over the other contestants because she is a celebrity already. However, the actress said they are all equals in terms of the competition.
TV5's Arci Munoz was supposed to join the pageant last year, but backed out because her contract with the Kapatid network will be affected.
To dispel rumors of her alleged "edge," Young went out of her way to get to know the other contestants of the competition. She said she wants to know them better because they should be friends even though they are competing against each other.
Many said Young can win the Ms. Congeniality award because she has a bubbly personality.