London, Great Britain (The Adobo Chronicles) – Reigning Miss World Megan Young of the Philippines will have another full year to wear her crown, Miss World Organisation chairperson and owner Julia Morley announced today.
In announcing the unprecedented decision, Morley said that Ms. Young is by far the most beautiful, talented, eloquent and popular among all title holders, and that the organisation would like to keep her until December 15, 2015.
Although this year’s pageant, to be held at ExCel London in the British capital, will be staged as scheduled on December 14, the winner will not begin her reign until December of 2015.
Young is the first Filipina to ever win the Miss World Title.
In the history of beauty pageants, many title holders were stripped of their crown for various reasons, but this is the first time that the reign of a title holder has been extended.
Filipinos across the country and overseas rejoiced upon hearing the news, including Cory Quirino, national director of Miss World and Mr. World Philippines.