- Former Miss World Megan Young revealed that she now has a fear of flying
- The phobia came about after a freak accident that occurred during her visit to Haiti
- She says she does not like to experience turbulence or any shaking
Former Miss World 2013 Megan Young says she has developed a fear of flying after the freak accident that occurred during a visit to Haiti.
Young was visiting an orphanage in the capital city Port-au-Prince together with Miss World Chairman Julia Morley when the second floor of the temporary building she was on collapsed, throwing her about eight to ten feet down.
The beauty queen was relatively unscathed during the incident but Morley and one child were reportedly hurt due to the fall.
Since the freak accident, Young admits that she has become more careful and become wary of experiencing turbulence during flights.
“Nagkaroon ako ng fear of flying after ng Haiti incident kasi hanggang ngayon, takot ako sa turbulence, as in naiiyak ako kapag may turbulence.’Di ba, ‘yung Haiti incident namin, nanginig ‘yung platform tapos nahulog kami. So, for me, ‘yung mga nagse-shake, kahit sa stage, kapag alam kong hindi masyadong stable, bumababa na ako. Sobrang ingat na ingat ako. [I now have a fear of flying after the Haiti incident because until now, I am afraid of turbulence, as in I really cry when there is turbulence. During our Haiti incident, the platform shook and we fell. So for me, the shaking, even on stage, when I know it isn’t really stable, I immediately go down. I have been very, very careful],” she shares with the Philippine Entertainment Portal.
The beauty queen and actress says that since then, she would sleep through plane rides so that she would not feel the turbulence.
The 26-year-old became the first Filipina ever to win the prestigious Miss World title during the pageant held in Bali, Indonesia in 2013. During her reign as Miss World, she was able to travel across different countries and using her celebrity status to raise awareness for various causes, including relief efforts during the supertyphoon Yolanda which struck the Philippines in 2013.