Miss Philippines Megan Young crowned the winner [Facebook/MissWorld]
Miss Philippines Megan Young crowned the winner [Facebook/MissWorld]

Miss Philippines Megan Young has won the coveted Miss World 2013 title, beating 126 other contestants at a glittering ceremony in Bali, Indonesia.

Miss World 2013 was handed her crown by the reigning Miss World 2012, Wenxia Yu of China, and cheered on by second and third runners-up, Miss France Marine Lorphelin and Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter.

As part of the contest, competitors were asked why they felt they should be awarded the title.

"I will use my core values in my understanding, not only helping others but to show other people how they can understand others and together as one we shall help society," Young answered.

According to the Miss World Official website, the 23-year-old is currently studying digital film-making. Megan has worked in films, television shows and as a presenter.

Young, who won in the Top Model round, had worn a blue violet printed dress during the fashion show. In a post on the Miss World - Philippines Facebook page, she revealed that she slipped before she was about to go on stage during the Top Model competition.

"Many of my friends know that I am a very clumsy person. Right before I was about to go on stage, I slipped and fell flat on my bum! Blessing in disguise as they sometimes say because I got in the top 10 for our Top Model event! I'm so happy that I was chosen because I didn't expect it at all since I'm not as tall as most girls in the competition. I guess 'thinking tall' worked for me after all," she wrote.

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The top five finalists at this year's 63rd edition of Miss World beauty pageant were the contestants from France, Philippines, Ghana, Brazil, Spain. Gibraltar was the wildcard People's Choice entry.

Miss England, Kirsty Heslewood, who was also among the Top Model finalists, was at number six in top ten finalists too.

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The Miss World 2013 pageant also featured many subsidiary competitions and titles, which were played out in the days leading up to the grand final round.

These contests, and their winners, were:

Miss World 2013- Miss Philippines Megan Young

Miss World 2013 Sportswoman - Miss Netherlands Jacqueline Steenbeek

Miss World 2013 Beach Fashion - Miss Brazil Sancler Frantz

Miss World 2013 Multimedia - Miss India Navneet Kaur Dhillon

Miss World 2013 Beauty with a Purpose - Miss Nepal Ishani Shrestha

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Miss Philippines Megan Young crowned Miss World 2013 (Twitter-Faces