Megan Young and Diva Montelaba join Miss World Philippines 2013by Boy Lopez
Update: Diva Montelaba did not screen for the pageant.
Megan Young and Diva Montelaba join Miss World Philippines 2013 beauty pageant. The two are all GMA-7’s Starstruck alumnae. Megan Young then moved to ABS-CBN. She wanted to join Binibining Pilipinas 2013 but was repulsed for her daring Rouge Magazine pictorial. Diva Montelaba is a national beauty pageant novice. Earlier this year, Diva planned joining Binibining Pilipinas after her contract with GMA-7 expires in 2015. This early, Megan Young is the clear front-runner among the two, if not all the candidates. There was an earlier rumor that Rich Asuncion, 1st Runner Up at the 2009 Binibining Pilipinas pageant will also join MWP 2013 but she denied it in her official Twitter account.
The two actresses aspire to win the crown of Miss World Philippines 2013 which will be held on August 4, 2013. The winner will have a very brief preparation as she will represent the Philippines at the Miss World 2013 pageant which will be jointly hosted by Bogor and Bali, Indonesia on September 28, 2013. Since Miss World 2013 is partly hosted in the Muslim-majority city of Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, there will be a bikini ban. The delegates are not permitted to wear a bikini following protests from hard-line Muslim groups. Indonesia is however designing a beautiful one-piece with sarong beachwear for the candidates.
As of today, 93 countries have already chosen their Miss World 2013 delegates out of an expected 137 countries and territories. Photo credits: twitter