No, don’t be confused… Megan Young is still in the Miss World Philippines 2013 pageant and Miss World Laguna 2013 is just a segment of the pageant. Think of it as a mini-pageant within the pageant!
Laguna is a province south of Metro Manila. It is one of the sponsors of Miss World Philippines pageant. Candidates visit the province and a series of activities are lined-up for them. One of which is a mini-pageant dubbed as Miss World Laguna. This activity started last year and it was Vanessa Amman who won the Miss World Laguna 2012 title and Queenierich Rehman was a runner-up. Of course, we all know that Vanessa ended up as last year’s 2nd runner-up to Queenierich who ended up with the Miss World Philippines 2012 title.
This year, candidates went to Laguna for a tour of the province’s tourist destinations. The Miss World Laguna 2013 was also staged with a cocktail & swimsuit competition and a Q&A. Below is the official list of winners:
Winner: (20) Megan Young
1st Runner-up: (14) Vina Openiano
(10) Janicel Lubina
(17) Jennifer Hammond
(19) Bianca Paz
(24) Zandra Flores
(18) Omarie Osuna
(16) Aikah Dindah
(8) Frances Claire Vintola
(13) Paula Estenzo
VOTE for your favorite Miss World Philippines 2013 candidate HERE!
This is certainly a good news for Megan and Vina because if the trend last year will be repeated, both of them might just be seeing each other in the Top 5 of the finale! Megan is, for me, the one to beat this year and this award is a big testament on her capabilities! Vina is also one of the stronger delegates this year. I read somewhere comments saying that Vina placed this high because she is from Laguna. I find these comments insulting and baseless. Vina proved her worth after placing as a semifinalist in a very competitive Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 pageant. She is also one of the tallest candidate this year which is an added factor. I don’t think she won just because she is from Laguna. Mercegrace Raquel is also a native of Laguna but failed to be in the Top 10! Vina is a very strong candidate and has the capability to penetrate even the Top 5 on the finale! So much with the negativity, sharing to you some photos of the event! Thanks to Sash Factor for the photos….
Photo Credits: Sash Factor