Megan Young Crown “Miss World” Despite Threats of Protest

Posted Saturday September 28, 2013 4:50 PM GMT

Crowned Miss World on Indonesia’s resort Island of Bali, the magnificent Megan Young formerly known as “Miss Philippines” accepted the weight of her new position today (September 28) with much more than a smile.

"I promise to be the best Miss World ever," said 23-year-old Young after her victory at the 63rd annual pageant. The final competition consisted of 127 women, who presented themselves wearing immaculate gowns, shimmering with glittery adornments.

In related news, Indonesia's government reportedly announced in early September that the final would be moved from the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, and instead held on the Hindu-dominated resort island of Bali, where earlier rounds were taking place, on account of protests from the Islamic Defenders Front.

However, the final crowning went on without interruption, and a large number of Filipino fans who traveled with the new “Miss World” celebrated by waving the country's flag for all to see.

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