Miss Philippines takes Miss World 2013 crown
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World at the Miss World 2013 competition hosted on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.
"I promise to be the best Miss World ever," Young, 23, said after winning the 63rd annual event, as a large number of Filipino fans who traveled with her celebrated by jumping and waving the country's flag.
Miss France, Marine Lorphelin, 20, took second place, while Miss Ghana, Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter, 22, came in third.
Miss Jamaica, Gina Hargitay, 18 made the top ten, however, did not make the top five.
People's Choice went to Miss Gibraltar.
The competition's final round took place amid tight security, following protests by Muslim hardliner groups.
Indonesia's government announced three weeks ago 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.