Young Philippines

Early on, Megan Young was a crowd favorite. She often ranked high among the list of contenders. On the night of the competition, she did not disappoint. She won the crown and can now put into action her answer for the Q&A. For a year she’ll hold this title, travel the world and do her duties as Miss World.

I told my sister the news a couple of minutes after she was crowned. She asked me a question that got me thinking, what does this mean to the Philippines? I thought about it, and for one, this gives the Philippines much-needed positive publicity. It’s good news, something that could boost people’s morale. In the recent weeks our country has been portrayed in a negative light. We can thank Mark Solis, Janet Napoles and the Zamboanga crisis for this.

But her victory is only the beginning. What matters more is not the crown but what she’ll do with this position. A minor slip-up won’t do her any good and will only reflect on our country negatively. She has a year to do good, and hopefully Megan Young will wisely use what time she has to influence and lead by example. Her work and legacy is something we need, a chance for the Philippines to redeem itself. 

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6 thoughts on “Young Philippines

  1. Not that I’m saying her winning in the competition has no value.

    Yes, I totally agree with “She has a year to do good, and hopefully Megan Young will wisely use what time she has to influence and lead by example. Her work and legacy is something we need, a chance for the Philippines to redeem itself.” I couldn’t have put it better myself 🙂

  2. I was so happy when Megan won the crown! A lot of people said that she won local pageant because of her celebrity status but the fact that she won the international one on unbiased grounds proves that she truly deserved her Miss World- Philippines crown.

    I also think that this is our country’s silver lining after a string of bad news and controversies. Hopefully Megan can continue to uplift our country’s spirits as she goes on with her duties as Miss World.

  3. Her victory served as an inspiration to all of us. It can be an eye-opener that even though crisis and problems come our way, there is still a chance for us to stand and fight again.

  4. It’s interesting how we Filipinos still strive to show the world what we got even though we are experiencing disasters and calamities. This is something that we should be proud of. I hope that the Philippines will continue to showcase its talents especially in pageants like this. 🙂

  5. Her winning is great and it diverts the worldwide attention we get away from the recent pork-barrel issue, giving us better publicity as a nation. Of course it also brought honor to our country when she won. Despite so much skepticism about her local win, her national triumph proves that she is just as deserving and competent as she is credited to be. 🙂

  6. She had handled all the controversies and manages to shine above the other contestants. And with the recent events that are happening in our country, this good news reminds us that we can be proud as a Filipino and as a nation.

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