Saturday, 28 September 2013

Megan Young of the Philippines crowned Miss World

Miss Philippines, Megan Young, has been crowned Miss World.

Young, who took the crown from Wenxia Yu of China, the 2012 winner, was born in the United States. When she was 10 she moved to the Philippines, where she has appeared in films and as a television host.

There has been tight security on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, where the contest's final round was moved following protests by Muslim extremist groups. Despite threats from the extremists to disrupt the contest, police said no rallies were staged on Saturday.

"I promise to be the best Miss World ever," Ms Young, 23, said after winning the 63rd annual event.

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