Megan Young on bagging ‘Mari Mar’ role: “KINIKILIG ako, siyempre.”!

“KINIKILIG ako, siyempre. It’s a big project,” revealed multi-talented Kapuso actress Megan Young when asked about her reaction when she found out that she was going to breathe new life into the well-loved character of Mari Mar.


Despite feeling nervous, the Kapuso actress doesn’t let the nerves get to her and instead turns them into an excitement which she can use in preparing for the role. “Acting wise, nagwo-workshop na kami nila Tom [Rodriguez] and Lauren [Young]. May dance and diving lessons din para siyempre mas magawa natin ng tama.

Excited lang talaga ako. Sine-set aside ko na lang ang kaba.”

Megan also admitted that she can relate to the character of Mari Mar. In an interview, Megan recalls her experience before she was hailed as Miss World 2013: “Si Mari Mar kasi, she’s like any other Pinay who strives for the best. Isa siyang hard worker. Gagawin niya ang lahat para makuha ang mga pangarap niya. Ganoon din ako, kahit sinabi ng iba dati na baka matalo ako sa pageant… I put that aside kasi ito ang gusto ko. Manalo, matalo at least nagawa ko. Si Mari Mar ganoon din na kahit mag-fail siya, in the end she’ll make sure na ‘yung failure na ‘yun ay magiging encouragement sa kanya to strive for the better.”

Under the helm of Dominic Zapata, Mari Mar is set to thrill the viewers this August in GMA Telebabad.


Miss World 2013 Megan Young covers Rogue Magazine December Issue!

Miss World 2013 Megan Young covers Rogue Magazine December Issue!


Miss World 2013 Megan Young covers Rogue‘s December 2014 issue.


Megan Young is on the cover of METRO!

Megan Young is on the cover of METRO Magazine’s December 2014 issue!

Megan Young is living every girl’s fantasy – being a Beauty Queen and being crowned Miss World 2013.

In the span of one year, Megan has transformed from the queen that has wowed the crowd to the queen that has captured the hearts of many. In Metro Magazine’s Holiday Fantasy issue, Megan Young takes a trip down memory lane and shares all the beautiful experiences she has collected as Miss World before she takes her final bow.


Beyond the glamour that comes with being Miss World, Megan also tells us how the title allowed her to inspire and touch more lives by living up to the lifestyle of “Beauty with a Purpose.”

Our queen also reveals the career opportunities heading her way such as talks of getting into Hollywood and Bollywood.

Metro Magazine also dishes out exciting gift ideas for the holiday season and gives you a guide on acing that Holiday #OOTD.

Aside from looking good this merry season, Metro’s Holiday Fantasy issue gives its readers a closer look on the young designers to watch as well as an exclusive preview on Dior’s Peter Philips’ Paris Fashion Week offering.

The Metro December Issue is out in bookstores and newsstands nationwide for only P150. Like Metro Magazine on Facebook ( and follow Metro on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH).


Marian Rivera is on the cover of Metro!

Marian Rivera is on the cover of Metro Magazine‘s Silver Anniversary Issue!

Metro Magazine May 2014 cover-Marian Rivera

The Silver Issue has five different covers on them, each has its own cover featuring Kim Chiu, Toni Gonzaga, Megan Young and Liza Soberano.

Who is the fairest of them all?

See the other covers below:



Megan Young immortalized in post stamp!

The first ever Pinoy crowned as Miss World, Megan Young is now immortalized via a special edition postage stamp issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost)!


Young is the third Filipina beauty queen given the distinction following 1969 Miss Universe Gloria Diaz and 1973 Miss Universe Margie Moran.

The limited edition Megan Young stamps and Official First Day Covers (stamps on a card or envelope marked as postally serviced), will be available at the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Manila Central Post Office, Door 203,  Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all regional offices of the PhilPost.


Nora Aunor, Megan Young, Coco Martin among ‘People of the Year’ Awardee, full list revealed!

The ‘People of the Year’ awards given by PeopleAsia magazine took place last January 21, 2014, Tuesday night at Raffles and Fairmont Makati.

Nora, Megan and Chot

President Aquino led in the presentation of PeopleAsia’s Lifetime Achievement Award to National Book Store founder Socorro “Nanay Coring” Ramos, 90.

Among this year’s People of the Year are:

  • Miss World 2013 Megan Young,
  • superstar Nora Aunor,
  • Rizal Banking Commercial Corp. chair Helen Yuchengco-Dee,
  • five-time PBA “Coach of the Year” Chot Reyes,
  • critically acclaimed film director Brillante Mendoza,
  • “Prince of Indie” Coco Martin,
  • Shell Philippines country chair and MAP Management Man of the Year Edgar Chua,
  • ABS-CBN channel head Cory Vidanes,
  • Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla,
  • pop diva Kuh Ledesma,
  • fashion designer Criselda Lontok,
  • pioneering prosthodontist Steve Mark Gan,
  • education advocate Fr. Gerard Deveza 
  • Australian hotelier Thomas Meyer of Raffles and Fairmont Hotels.

Special awards were also given this year to 23-year-old Alexandra Eduque, whose charitable work through Habitat for Humanity has been recognized internationally; and the MVP Group of Companies for their extensive relief efforts for the disaster-ravaged provinces in the Philippines.

The latter was represented by Mike Toledo, MVP Group media bureau chief and Philex Mining SVP for corporate affairs.

People of the Year 2014 also honored the resident ambassadors of the countries that donated to the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. The magazine, together with Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, presented plaques of appreciation to 29 ambassadors and their representatives.

Among the envoys who received the special plaques of appreciation were

  • Ambassadors John Gomes (Bangladesh),
  • George Ney de Souza Fernandes (Brazil),
  • Malai Hajah Halimah Malai Haji Yussof (Brunei),
  • Neil Reeder (Canada), Menashe Bar-On (Israel),
  • Massimo Roscigno (Italy),
  • Toshinao Urabe (Japan),
  • Hyuk Lee (Korea),
  • Waleed Ahmad Al-kandari (Kuwait),
  • Dato Mohd Zamri Bin Mohd Kassim (Malaysia),
  • Julio Camarena Villasenor (Mexico),
  • Reuben Levermore (New Zealand),
  • Knut Solem (Norway),
  • Safdar Hayat (Pakistan),
  • Nikolay Kudashev (Russia),
  • VP Hirubalan (Singapore),
  • Agnes Nyamande-Pitso (South Africa),
  • Ivo Sieber (Switzerland),
  • Prasas Prasasvinitchai (Thailand),
  • Moosa Abdulwahid Alkhajah (UAE),
  • Philip Goldberg (USA) and
  • Truong Trieu Duong (Vietnam).

Representatives of the ambassadors from the European Union, Germany, India, Laos, the Netherlands, Romania and Spain were also present to receive the plaques.

The People of the Year 2014 awards night was hosted by media personalities Marc Nelson and Bianca Valerio. Awardee Criselda Lontok also revealed her exclusive, all-new collection, created especially for the awards night, while pop diva Kuh Ledesma enthralled the audience with two song numbers.


Megan Young covers People Asia’s “People of the Year” issue!

Megan Young covers People Asia’s “People of the Year” issue!


People Asia Magazine has released its list of this year’s People of The Year lead by Miss World 2013 Megan Young, also in the list includes Nora Aunor and Coco Martin.

Other personalities who made it to People Asia “People of The Year” are:

Nora Aunor
Edgar Chua
Helen Yuchengco Dee
Fr. Gerald Deveza
Dr. Steve Mark Gan
Kuh Ledesma
Coco Martin
Criselda Lontok
Brillante Mendoza
Tom Meyer
Gov. Jonvic Remulla
Cory Vidanes
Chot Reyes
Socorro Ramos of National Book Store (Lifetime Achievement Awardee)


Megan Young returns to PH to bring Miss World donation for Yolanda’s victims!

Megan Young returns to PH to bring Miss World donation for Yolanda’s victims!


Miss World 2013 Megan Young is back in the Philippines to personally turn over the funds raised by the organization for the typhoon Yolanda victims.

In a press conference, the beauty queen shared how difficult it was to see the devastation caused by the typhoon while living abroad.

“Pag nakikita mo ‘yung devastation sa Pilipinas habang nasa malayo ka, siyempre mahirap talaga” “At least now, physically nandito ako para makatulong and it is great to see all the Filipinos working together whether in the relief centers or the devastated areas. It will lead to a better healing process, not only for them, but for the whole nation”

She also revealed that they will personally visit the affected areas in Central Visayas to assess the damage caused by the typhoon.

“You don’t want to mess up kung ano man ang na-establish na especially since maraming tayong ops from all over the world”

The newly crowned Miss World has made several appearances in various charity events in the UK, US, Hong Kong and Indonesia in order to raise funds for the victims.

“My mission is to really help the Filipinos that really need help. And that is what we’re doing whether I’m here in the Philippines or I’m abroad, I know that I have something to bring to the table at makakatulong talaga ako sa mga kababayan natin.”

Young, who was involved in a “traumatizing” accident in Haiti days before Yolanda hit, said that the calamity became her inspiration to get up and move forward.

“Traumatizing. Nakakatakot po yung nangyari. Very blessed talaga na hindi po ako nasaktan. Pero hindi ko na po masyadong naiisip kasi alam nating mas maraming pong nangaingailangan ng tulong dito”

The 23 years old is set to be in the Philippines until December 3. She will then be visiting China and London for more fundraising events.

“I’m happy na malaki ang naibabalik namin dito at sobrang dami lang po talagang tumutulong.”



Megan Young escapes Haiti accident with just few cuts and bruises!

Miss World 2013 Megan Young together with Miss World Chairman Julia Morley encountered an accident while visiting an orphanage in Haiti!


The accident left Morley injured and Young escaped the accident with just minor cuts and some bruises. The accident took place at an orphanage in Port Au Prince on Thursday. Morley,Young and Miss World Haiti 2013 Ketsia Lioudy Iciena are being surrounded by several children when suddenly the wooden floor they are on gives way.

The accident took place at an orphanage in Port Au Prince on Thursday. In a video posted on Miss World’s Youtube channel,Young and Miss World Haiti 2013 Ketsia Lioudy Iciena are being surrounded by several children when suddenly the wooden floorthey are on gives way.

Morley and one of the children sustained fractures after falling through the floor, landing 8 to 10 feet below, and was covered and hit by debris. It took a few hours for them to be transported to a local Medishare hospital, where doctors repaired the child’s leg fracture. The medical team felt that it was too risky to treat Morley’s hip fracture at the hospital, hence she was airlifted to Miami to undergo immediate surgery.

Morley is now recuperating after a 5 1/2 hour operation to put her hip back together.

Watch how it happened below:


Megan Young on ABS-CBN “You are my home”!

Megan Young on ABS-CBN “You are my home”!


Miss World 2013 Megan Young arrived at ABS-CBN welcome party on Monday October 14, 2013. The dinner was held at the ABS-CBN compound together with the big bosses of the network, the members of the Miss World organization, and the Star Magic team whom Megan referred to as her family.

“Star Magic naman eh, na kahit anong mangyari, kayo talaga ‘yung naging magulang ko”

On her speech, the beauty queen is thankful to Star Magic team and its heads, Johnny Manahan and Mariole Alberto.

“Pasasalamatan ko ngayon si Mr. M (Johnny Manahan) at si Ms. Mariole, sila talaga ‘yung nag-alalay sa akin, sila ‘yung pangalawang magulang ko. Thank you Mr. M. and Ms. Mariole kasi pinalaki niyo ako ng maganda at mabuti”

“Sa confidence ko ngayon, Star Magic ko natutunan lahat ‘yon, maraming salamat talaga, siguro buo ako kasi parte na rin ang Star Magic ng buhay ko” she added.

“Sobrang overwhelmed lang talaga ako sa mga nangyayari ngayon na sa bawat oras na nakikita ko sila mama, na minsan lang mangyari at ngayon makita ko kayo. Gusto ko nga isang araw sa office [ng Star Magic] lang ako nakatambay dadaan lang ako don para mapasaya kayo sa office.”

Megan expressed her happiness to be celebrating her success in the network which she considers her home.

“Masaya ako na nandito ako kasi pagkapasok ko pa lang, alam ko na I was home. To ABS-CBN, thank you. You are my home, you know that and I love you guys so much, I do, I really do. Thank you.”

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