Miss World 2013: 5 Things To Know About Miss Philippines Megan Young

Sun, September 29, 2013 9:53am EDT by 56 Comments
Megan Young Miss World 2013
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ailyngalit

Posted at 7:25 AM on October 7, 2013  

i like it

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Barako Bama

Posted at 4:20 PM on October 5, 2013  

People forgot how well connected the Philippines is to the good ole US of A. If the Philippines didn’t ask for independence, she would have gone to become the 51st state of the United States or remained a U.S. territory just like Puerto Rico and Guam. Though not written officially in the books, the one thing that drove this commonwealth nation to separate from America was how whites discriminated colored people in the mainland at that time as witnessed by Manuel Quezon during his tenure in Washington, D.C. as appointed resident commissioner for the Philippines, entitled to speak, but not vote, in the U.S. Houses of Representatives. This was before he became the first president of the Philippine Commonwealth. He reported to his fellow Filipino political aspirants how blacks & other colored citizens were treated solidifying resolve for Philippine independence. After the Philippines got its independence, the archipelago nation continued its friendly connection with the U.S. through the establishment of American military bases during the cold war. After the collapsed of communism in Russia, this relationship took a strain as both didn’t come to terms pertaining to the future of the U.S. military bases. The end of the cold war only gave the Americans no reason to stay seemingly ending more than half a century of familiarity & accustomance. No doubt that the Americans left a lasting legacy for Filipinos to cling on. Above all, the legacy of appreciation for their freedom. A legacy of democracy, of freedom of press & religion. Until today, traces of American influence can be pointed out in the backdrop of a society eager to haul itself from the struggle to shake off poverty & corruption from its once pristine image as the richest nation of Asia next to Japan. Now that she has freed herself from a dictator who raped & ravaged her dry, she has healed herself slowly from impossible wounds while showing signs of a promising spring. Now what has this got to do with Megan Young’s winning Miss World 2013? I don’t know why, but I just felt the urge to share a brief history of the Philippines so readers like you are better informed what kind of nation this 7,100+ island archipelago is. Peace.

P.S. Megan Young is an evident vestige of that Philippine-American connection as she is the romantic offspring of an American military man & his shy Filipina secretary who fell in love in the time the cold war ended.

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Princess Jasmine

Posted at 4:28 PM on October 5, 2013  

Megan Young might have been born in the U.S., but the love between her American father & Filipina mom was born in Olongapo, Philippines.

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Marie

Posted at 11:58 PM on October 13, 2013  

where is Megan young father? I’ve only seen her mother on TV spook without her father ever sine she won Miss World.

 
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Andres Bonifacio

Posted at 7:11 PM on October 5, 2013  

Simply put, we Filipinos are proud people refusing to be discriminated, not exceptionally from a lowlife named Devina DeDiva.

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Felipa

Posted at 9:50 AM on November 3, 2013  

Correct… And for the knowledge of Ms. Devina…. some of us are maids but I can tell you we know a lot more practical matters than our employers do… Maids do know a lot of things other than washing toilet bowls… You can learn from them too…They can tango , they can sing and play instruments some that I know and sending their kids to universities back in the old country and some of their employers hired them as secretaries after finding out she had a degree in statistics from the University of the Philippines..and she is not racist, she married an african American engineer and raising their baby boy…

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Augustman

Posted at 12:28 PM on October 25, 2013  

Yes, but as I have said somewhere before, it does not change the fact that Megan Young is NOT a typical Filipino woman. And I bet she has retained her true identity, andd still considers herself an American-and rightfully so. She is an American citizen I am sure, dual citizenship. The commonly seen physical attributes/characteristics of a Filipina are, 1. short, 2. dark skinned 3. nose is wide rather than pointed. Megan Young is totally the opposite of those. Miss Ghana appears to be a typical woman of her country and I am happy for her country who has embraced her as a third place winner. It’s sad to say but the sad truth is, we have to send “freaks” to international beauty contests, as a typical Filipino woman has nil of a chance of winning.Augustman

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mickey

Posted at 11:30 PM on October 2, 2013  

True! the writer should stop creating articles like this..it’s completely a work of a kid.

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andrew de luna

Posted at 10:19 PM on October 2, 2013  

its sucks how people criticize philippines as half american.. olivia culpo is half italian and irish but yet shes miss universe . but filipino dont criticize her and other countries……and miss world 2011
ivian sarcos is portugese but she represent venezuela…….

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mickey

Posted at 11:40 AM on October 2, 2013  

the writer stated that megan is a “native american” really?? hahahhaha poor!!!

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Augustman

Posted at 7:55 AM on October 27, 2013  

Yes, just like the Negritoes(itas, little black people)) of the mountain being the native Filipinos. Are you a native Filipino and proud of it?(wink…wink….).

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mickey

Posted at 11:36 AM on October 2, 2013  

Wow! I think the writer is envious bout the beauty of filipinoes…just accept the fact that filipino blood is great race to mix with!!!!

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raspberry

Posted at 9:50 PM on October 1, 2013  

she may be born in the U.S BUT still, she represented the Philippines!!!

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gene

Posted at 8:13 AM on October 1, 2013  

correction to the writer; she may be born in US, but she is raised and educated in the Philippines. So I must say, Philippines brewed her, not US, unless you don´t know the meaning of “brew”. Anyway, since we are a nice, hospitable and friendly country, we are willing to share our victory to her 2nd motherland, USA. SO cheers to us all!!!

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Kagandahan

Posted at 1:41 AM on October 1, 2013  

If she didnt win do u think u will still claim her??!! Losers! … Shes wearing philippine sash…sorry!! U just want to tide her popularity!!! And ph got the crown compared last year that we should be won miss universe than your olivia culpo!! 😜

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Augustman

Posted at 12:46 PM on October 25, 2013  

Hooray! I consider you a typical Filipino, since you exhibit the mastery of the Shakespearean language… :-(

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God Bless The Philippines and America

Posted at 6:32 PM on September 30, 2013  

Oh really now? she’s American? Try to ask Megan if what nationality she wanted to be an American or a Filipino? She became beautiful and stunning because of her “FILIPINO BLOOD” Dammit!!!! Im done this hollywoodlife.com.AS IN NO MORE!!!!!.. Your statement was a LIE!!!!..American brews beautiful women?like who? Im sorry but it seems white girls are getting boring now…..,!!! White girl are not stunning..pssshhhh Thank you…and this Hollywoodlife.com sucks!!!!! Keep writing as u can no one will care!!!

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Leny

Posted at 3:12 PM on September 30, 2013  

US brews the best women?Like Miley Cyrus? what a nerve…

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Manuel

Posted at 9:02 AM on September 30, 2013  

Your description Ms. Young is only an American and less of a Filipino!!!!! Do you think Ms. Young will look likethe way she look if she is ONLY AMERICAN WHITE BLOOD??????????? She looks Georgeous because of the Filipino part because of her Mother,. If she were only white American she will be n ordinary woman just like all the rest inpageant!!!!!!

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hazel

Posted at 1:14 PM on September 30, 2013  

I agree :)

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Marie

Posted at 12:03 AM on October 14, 2013  

I’ve watch pageant a lot and I’ve noticed Miss Venezuela always won the Pageant like Miss Universe too. If they don’t win at least they were on the top 10 or top 5 and below. Miss USA is always there too!

 
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Jackie of phil.

Posted at 8:49 AM on September 30, 2013  

Lets! Cheers guyz… whether shes filipino or american the fact is she is crowned as Miss World 2013…we must be happy guys knowing that the two countries are proud of her so no need to argue…World Peace! :-)

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Rain Young

Posted at 12:30 PM on September 30, 2013  

TO THE AUTHOR OF THIS BLOG, YOU ARE A ONE SIDED BLOGGER. (She May Be Miss Philippines, But She’s From America!) Yes Megan was born in America, But her mother is Filipina and Megan choose Filipino citizen. No more question! We have our right to choose our nationality. Respects Megan Young choice and thet is a “filipina”

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Rain Young

Posted at 12:31 PM on September 30, 2013  

TO THE AUTHOR OF THIS BLOG, YOU ARE A ONE SIDED BLOGGER. (She May Be Miss Philippines, But She’s From America!) Yes Megan was born in America, But her mother is Filipina and Megan choose Filipino citizen. No more question! We have our right to choose our nationality. Respects Megan Young choice and thet is a “filipina”

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Marie

Posted at 9:18 PM on October 13, 2013  

I don’t understand what is the point of arguing who won Miss World is. Is now done and over with. Miss Philippines were not the only pageant in the competitions. There are 127 countries to compete with who’ll become Miss World for 2013 including Miss USA.

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Augustman

Posted at 5:25 AM on October 27, 2013  

magtagalog na lang tayo, nakakahilo ang English ng karamihan dito.

 
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