Megan Young: An Inch Away From Disqualification?

Megan Young (Photo: www.allvoices.com)
Megan Young (Photo: www.allvoices.com)
Megan Young (Photo: www.allvoices.com)

As the world awaits the beginning of the Miss World 2013 Pageant on September 28 at Bali Indonesia, several controversies continue to surface just hours before.

Megan Young, Miss Philippines and a top contender to the crown is among the most talked about candidates, however this time, it’s not about the winning, but about facing possible disqualification.

The issue? her topless photo posing by the shore that was published on a Rogue magazine issue last March 2012. The same photo which caused her disqualification from Binibining Pilipinas this year.

In an article that came from the International Business Times UK edition, a user commented, “Rules are rules when it comes to the Miss World beauty contest it seems that contestants’ taking their clothes off is a clear breach of the laws.”

“A beauty queen is somebody that is a good role model inside and out and obviously is a beautiful person. It’s not just about exterior beauty; a beauty queen has to have outstanding morals, elegance, femininity and class. And that’s what everybody thinks it is. Beauty queens should be seen as role models not sex object.”

The User also asked, “Will an Indonesian group of religious and feminist launch a protest on Megan Young’s naked pictures? How will Miss World Organization and Indonesian government handle this issue?”

However Cory Quirino, Franchise holder of the Miss World Philippines dismissed the issue of Megan’s possible disqualification from the pageant, and raised concerns instead over the smear campaign.

In a statement, Quirino said that there has been a smear campaign by a negligible sector of the Philippine pageant industry to destroy Megan’s chances for a win in Miss World.

Quirino called on Filipinos to unify in cheering for Young who shall be contending against 126 beauties from around the globe during the coronation night Saturday, September 28 which will be aired 10:30 p.m. over GMA 7.

She requested each and every Filipino to consider the honor the Miss World Crown will bring to the country, if Megan Young wins. She also urged her countrymen to join hands now to prove that the Bayanihan spirit is strong, alive and above all, genuine. Early on, Pageant organizers faced strong protests from traditional Indonesian groups after the organizers announced that the pageant will be held in the Islamic country. The organizers however pacified the said groups by doing away with the usual two-piece swimsuit and introducing a one-piece bikini covered with the traditional sarong in its place.

Meanwhile as of press time, Megan Young, the Philippines’ bet for the Miss World 2013, remains listed on the pageant’s official website.

Here at Kicker Daily News, all we can say is… go Megan!

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44 Comments

  1. A Game of Thrones actress did porn during her young adult days yet was an EARLY school graduate during her childhood days on the other hand and currently participates as an Anti-Violence and Anti-Bigotry activist. Does that make this woman a bad person in an absolute way? Can she be easily judged negatively just because she pursued porn during that time?

    Same goes to Megan Young. Does posing topless for a magazine cover makes her a dirty person with no morals at all? If the contests end, won’t these think that all contestants in Miss World might even do worse soon irregardless of any immoral acts they would even commit? Weren’t they forgetting what Janine Tugonon did to her past boyfriend on National TV?

    Hirap sa mga ibang tao akala nila may hangganan ang kwalipikasyon ng mga ibang tao. Hindi lang nagtatapos ang career ng isang tao nang dahil lang dun. Mayroon pang maibibigay na mabuting serbisyo iyan si Megan Young kahit pagkatapos na ng Miss World 2013.

    Kung masyadong apektado sila nang dahil doon sa magazine cover na iyon, eh ‘di umiwas sila sa pagtingin nun o huwag na ninang pag-usapan iyon! Simple lang. Pwede naman kasi nilang i-ignore iyon. Wake up!

  2. See how our past actions affects the present? there is no excuse for that. there is a clear laid out rules in this pageant. she was disqualified from our very own Bb. Pilipinas na nga eh.

  3. If Megan young is truly a lady with grace and class she should voluntarily step out of the pageant to be fair with other candidates. she knows the rules in the beauty pageants and she clearly Broke one of those rules and she was even disqualified from our very own Bb. Pilipinas for the same reason. kung manalo ba sya magiging proud siya knowing na disqualified dapat sya at alam ng lahat yun? HER DIGNITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE CROWN.

      • NO, ITS NOT SIR. OF COURSE WE ALL WANT MEGAN TO WIN, BUT DON’T YOU THINK ITS A LITTLE UNFAIR TO OTHER CANDIDATES THAT HAVE FOLLOWED ALL THE PAGEANT’S GUIDELINES? LETS PUT OURSELVES IN THEIR SHOES. KUNG SI MEGAN PO BA AY REPRESENTATIVE NG IBANG BANSA THE SAME PA RIN PO BA ANG STAND NYO?

        • Hindi naman malaswa yung photo niya. It’s artistic photo shot and megan is a model. Ang importante hindi siya nag pakuha ng frontal shot yung iba nga diyan nag papakuha pa ng hubad na buntis sa front magazine covered ng arm ang boobs nila kasi artistic. sus.. likod lang naman ang pinakita parehas ng pag model ni Angel Locsin ng jeans na nakatalikod lang din na naka topless.

          • PAANO AT SINO PO BA ANG MAGSASABI PHOTOSHOOT AY “ARTISTIC” OR SIMPLY DARING.DOES THAT CHANGE THE FACT THAT SHE POSED TOPLESS? THAT SHE LITERALLY TOOK HER CLOTHES OFF FOR A PHOTOSHOOT? SABI NGA “Rules are rules when it comes to the Miss World beauty contest it seems
            that contestants’ taking their clothes off is a clear breach of the
            laws,'”

            YUNG SA IBA PO KASI TULAD NG KAY ANGEL WALA NAMAN SILANG RULES NA DAPAT SUNDIN. I DON’T JUDGE MEGAN. THIS PHOTOS WERE TAKEN NUNG ARTISTA PA SYA. BUT RULES ARE RULES.

    • paanu sya na disqualified sa bb pilipinas in the first place eh never naman si megan sumali ng bb pilipinas nga tangang too.. i dare u sige nga ibigay nyo nga ang application form na sumali s megan sa Bb pilipinas mga bobo

  4. Megan Young has not done anything wrong..ang hirap sa ating mga kababayan masyadong nagmamalinis at judgemental..The rogue magazine that she did pose for was done in good taste…that was a fashion magazine…ang hirap sa atin she’s trying her best to bring honor to our country but here comes the crab mentality…

  5. and before saying anything…people should source out the information..In 2011, Miss Brazil had a photo exposing her breast…eto ang kasabayan ni Shamcey na nag second runner up sa Miss Universe…but she was never disqualified…Miss Trinidad and Tobago at the time of Venus Raj in 2010 Miss Universe had a nude photo but had a body painting..si Megan Young pa kaya, di naman sya nag expose ng boobs nya…it was a side view shot covering her chest…

  6. PINOY (PINAY?) ALIMASAGS ARE ALIVE AND WELL AND SMEARING AND PULLING DOWN SOMEONE WHO’S GOT A GARGANTUAN CHANCE OF WINNING THE ELUSIVE MISS WORLD CROWN! GO TO HELL, YOU GROWN-UP TALANGKAS!

  7. simple lang. . why was she allowed to join ms world phillpines if in the first place she cant be in ms world?? if rules are rules. then, rules must take its implementation before hand. since she is now the miss philippines. and only the miss philippines. deal with it dirty asses! :p

  8. Impressive ang sagot ni Megan sa question and answer portion. Not only did she emphasise the importance of helping each other, she also emphasised the importance of understanding others so that we can help them effectively. Registered Nurse ako sa Sydney, Australia. ang hirap kaya tumulong sa mga pasyenteng inchek at koreana na hindi marunong mag-english. Mahirap din tulungan ang mga tao kung hindi ka familiar sa cultural background nila. Hindi kami magkaintindihan – hindi ko alam kung anong gusto nila, at hindi nila alam kung anong gagawin ko. Nakakafrustrate… Pero nung natuto akong mag-inchek e di na-solve ang problema!

  9. That is too weak!!! Just for her pictures in Rogue magazine? C’mon! Haters are really trying to make Megan Young disqualified because they can’t even achieve what she have now. Rogue isn’t a men’s magazine. If she posed for FHM or Playboy then well, that’s understandable, but Rogue? C’mon! THAT’S TOO WEAK!!! Just leave her alone and stop finding faults for people who want her disqualified never made mistakes in their life. She doesn’t deserve to be disqualified.

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