Although Miss World 2013 Megan Young has been crowned as the first Filipina titleholder of the oldest international beauty pageant, she has yet to receive her prizes, Victoria Young, the beauty queen's mother disclosed on Tuesday.
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In fact, she doesn't even know exactly what prizes should be received by her daughter since Mrs Young researched on the Internet for any information about the prizes but found none. However, she confirmed that Megan received the P1 million prize for winning the local title of Miss World Philippines.
"But I have talked to people who have experience in Miss World pageantry. They said every time she has activities to attend to raise money, she will get an honorarium.
Mrs Young is also hopeful that with a Miss World crown on her daughter's head, this would translate into higher talent fee for endorsements.
While Mrs Young is extremely happy with the victory of Megan, she also complained that she hardly sees her daughter now because of too many Miss World activities she has to attend to. In fact, when Megan went to her mother's hometown, Olongapo City, to visit her grandmother, she could only spend 15 minutes with the old woman because of her very hectic schedule.
However, she was assured by Julia Morley, chairwoman of Miss World Organisation, that Megan won't be gone for the whole year,.
"Don't worry 'coz you will see her. You will be surprised, you will see her as often as she can," Mrs Young quoted Ms Morley.
She revealed that the family was surprised when Megan decided to join a beauty contest and win the top title, although Megan is the product of Starstruck, a reality search in GMA-7 in which she was third placer in the second batch.
Mrs Young revealed that what inspired Megan to join a beauty contest was when she interviewed Miss Universe 2012 first runner-up Janine Tugonon while hosting ASAP, the Sunday noon variety show of ABS-CBN.
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