Miss World Megan Young Courtesy Call on President Benigno Aquino at Malacanang Palace

Being the first ever beauty from the Philippines to win the title of Miss World, Megan Young had the honor of being invited to the Malacanang Palace by the president Benigno Aquino III himself. During the day, Megan also visited the Senate and the House of Representatives where she received commendations for her victory.

Miss World 2013 Megan Young Courtesy Call in Malacañang

President Benigno S. Aquino III congratulates Miss World 2013 Megan Young upon arrival for the Courtesy Call at the Reception Hall of the Malacañang Palace on Monday (October 14, 2013). She was crowned in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia on September 28, 2013, to make history as the first Filipina to win the title of Miss World since its foundation in 1951. Young bested 126 contestants from around the world. During the pageant, she also topped the “Top Model” competition, placing fourth in the “Multimedia Challenge” and fifth in the “Beach Beauty” contest. (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Cory Quirino said: “What more fitting a tribute for a Queen like Miss World 2013 Megan Young than to be in Malacanang Palace to meet the President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III. Truly an honor for us all.”

Miss World 2013 Megan Young Courtesy Call in Malacañang

President Benigno S. Aquino III exchanges pleasantries with Miss World 2013 Megan Young upon arrival for the Courtesy Call at the Reception Hall of the Malacañang Palace on Monday (October 14, 2013). She was crowned in Bali, Indonesia on September 28, 2013, to make history as the first Filipina to win the title of Miss World since its foundation in 1951. Young bested 126 contestants from around the world. During the pageant, she also topped the “Top Model” competition, placing fourth in the “Multimedia Challenge” and fifth in the “Beach Beauty” contest. (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Senate commends Megan Young

Young received a copy of the Senate Resolution 272 authored by Philippine Senator Lito Lapid, commending and congratulating her for ending the country’s 62-year wait for the Miss World crown. Five other Senators also filed similar resolution including Senator Grace Poe.

“Visiting Senate, Congress and President Benigno Aquino III today has been a wonderful experience, something I never expected to happen. I feel very privileged to have been invited here. It is the greatest honour any Filipino citizen could receive”, Megan was quoted in the Miss World’s official website.

“Winning the Miss World title and returning home to the Philippines to see the joy and celebration has been more than I could have ever dreamed of. Being able to share this with everybody has filled me with happiness and pride and I will take this away with me. I will never forget this feeling and I want to thank everyone for their support.”

“I promise to not only represent Miss World over the coming year, but also my Filipino brothers and sisters as I embark on this wondrous journey to bring hope to the many people who need our help in the Philippines and around the world.”

Miss World 2013 Megan Young Courtesy Call in Malacañang

Miss World 2013 Megan Young poses for a picture upon arrival for the Courtesy Call at the Reception Hall of the Malacañang Palace on Monday (October 14, 2013). She was crowned in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia on September 28, 2013, to make history as the first Filipina to win the title of Miss World since its foundation in 1951. Young bested 126 contestants from around the world. During the pageant, she also topped the “Top Model” competition, placing fourth in the “Multimedia Challenge” and fifth in the “Beach Beauty” contest. (Photo by Robert Vinas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau).

Miss World’s meeting with Congress also saw the passing of House Resolution No 350, an official resolution “Congratulating Megan Lynne Young for Winning the Miss World 2013” title. This recognition was just one of many heartfelt and truly staggering signs of appreciation and support that Megan has received during her homecoming, with the air of jubilation and happiness following her wherever she goes.

House Resolution No 350

Philippines’ House of Representatives Resolution No 350, an official resolution “Congratulating Megan Lynne Young for Winning the Miss World 2013” title.

Accompanied by Miss World Organization CEO, Julia Morley, Young received the Congressional Medal of Distinction from the House of Representatives, authored by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II, and Minority Leader Ronaldo Zamora.

“I am delighted that Megan is receiving these awards in her country. She certainly deserves this wonderful recognition. We would like to thank President Benigno Aquino III for receiving us, it is a great honour. Over the next year we have committed to visiting as many of the poorest regions of The Philippines as we can, in support of the most disadvantaged people,” said Ms Morley.

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