Miss Philippines crowned the new Miss World

Story highlights

  • Miss Philippines Megan Young is crowned Miss World
  • She was born in the United States
  • The 23-year-old is an aspiring filmmaker
A new Miss World was crowned Saturday, and though she competed as Miss Philippines, she hails from the United States.
Megan Young, 23, an aspiring filmmaker, took the top honor at the competition, held in Bali, Indonesia.
"No words! Thank you so much for everyone for choosing me. I promise to be the best Miss World ever," Young said.
Miss France, Marine Lorphelin, and Miss Ghana, Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter, were second and third runners up, respectively.
Young was born in the United States and moved to the Philippines at age 10, according to her biography.