Megan Young passes Miss World crown to Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss

Miss World Philippines Valerie Weigmann had an early exit

It was a bittersweet night for Pinoy pageant fans as Miss World Philippines failed to make it to the top ten. On Sunday, GMA News reported that Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss won the hearts of the judges and is now the new Miss World.


Prior to the announcement, Miss World 2013 Megan Young dedicated her reign to the Philippines. The radiant Young co-hosted the event and even shared a piece of advice to her successor prior to passing her crown: "Be ready for challenges. Be ready for anything that comes your way."


During her stint as Miss World, Young figured in an accident while visiting an orphanage in Haiti-so that tip comes from experience.


Miss Hungary Edina Kulcsar and Miss United States Elizabeth Safrit were the runners-up of the night.


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