I am exceptionally in a good mood today, why? Because for the first time in the history of the Miss World pageantry, Ghana my motherland made it to the top five and our representative, Naa Okailey Shooter placed third.
However, the coveted crown went to Miss Philippines , Megan Young followed by Miss France, Marine Lorphelin.
In the coronation held Saturday, Sept 28, in Bali, Indonesia, the actress turned beauty queen beat 126 candidates from all over the globe, earning for the Philippines its first Miss World title. Young, who placed first among the top 10 semifinalists also won in the Top Model challenge event and excelled in the Beach Fashion pre-pageant challenge, where she was among the 11 finalists.
The 23-year-old Pilipino beauty is currently studying digital film making. She has worked in films, television shows and as a presenter and wants to become a director in the future.
A big Harry Potter fan, Young enjoys playing video games during free time, according to Miss World Official website.
In the final round, the top six were asked to explain why they deserved to win the Miss World crown, to which Young said: “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.”
I must say I am very proud of Naa Okailey Shooter who held herself in a dignified manner amidst all the bad talk behind her back after she won the Miss Ghana crown .Finally, she has proven to her detractors and the World that Africa has great prospects. Thank you Naa ! I am also extremely happy for my friend and stylist friend Aya Morrison who also worked tirelessly to make that beautiful swimwear Naa wore for the beachwear competition (that was one hot and decent swimwear). Thankfully the judges saw the creativeness in the piece and adjudged Naa as one of the best in the competition.
Here is a list of the winners of other contests:
Miss World 2013 Beauty with a Purpose – Ishani Shrestha, Nepal
Miss World 2013 Talent – Vania Larissa, Indonesia
Miss World 2013 Sportswoman – Jacqueline Steenbeek, Netherlands
Miss World 2013 Multimedia – Navneet Kaur Dhillon, India
Miss World 2013 Beach Fashion – Sancler Frantz, Brazil
Miss World 2013 Top Model – Megan Young, Philippines
Miss World 2013 People Champion – Maroua Kharbouch, Gibraltar