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So Megan Young has done what Ruffa Gutierrez failed to achieve: win the elusive Miss World title. Of course, beauty is subjective and the judges’ tastes differ through generations, but Megan has the classic look and is easy on the eye. Most of all, she’s super articulate, thanks to her stint as an actress and TV host.

But I can tell from rummaging through her pictures that the beauty queen is uber down-to-earth and has a crazy side. Her Instagram and Twitter handle @meganbata is a play on her name.

One shot has her sleeping on the MRT, acting out the role of a tired student

Megan in MRT

….. and making a face while grabbing a piece of macaron.

megan & macaron

The future Miss World as a baby. Who would think she would grow up into a beauty?

Megan as a baby

In second grade…

megan in second grade

In high school, her facial features are almost the same as today’s…

Megan high school

Megan Young with Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Arielle “Ara” Arida who competes for the Miss Universe crown in Moscow in November. The pressure is out on Ara after the beauty title sweep of Megan and Mutya Datul (Miss Supranational 2013).

megan young & ara arida

Megan with fellow beauties from the Aces & Queens group of handler Jonas Gaffud: Ara Arida, Bb. Pilipinas 2013 1st runner up Pia Wurtzbach and Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda.

Megan & Aces & Queens

Guesting on Unang Hirit with rumored boyfriend (??), actor Mikael Daez.

Megan with Mikael Daez

…and then there are killjoys like this nincompoop who posted on Facebook. Behold, bigots are everywhere!


I am sure Megan’s win reverberated through Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and other places where lowly-paid domestic helpers are found. It was one shining moment! It is not the Filipino workers’ fault that they continue to be paid pathetically small salaries because this world remains a political, capitalist place. It doesn’t reflect at all our Intelligence Quotient, Emotional Quotient, grammar ability or character as a race & people. Tsk, tsk…darn haters.

(All photos, except Facebook screencap, courtesy of @meganbata Instagram)

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