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Megan Young lauds fellow beauty queens for their outspokenness

“I commend them for speaking their mind.”

Miss World 2013 Megan Young admits that the current coronavirus pandemic has greatly affected the beauty pageant industry all over the world.

During a virtual press conference, the 30-year-old Kapuso star and beauty queen shared the uncertainty that she feels about the fate of beauty pageants as well as Olympic Competitions considering how people’s views about large events have changed.

She said, “I host Miss World every year and wala rin akong balita kung ano’ng mangyayari doon. It has definitely changed. As of now, I have no idea. But I think the first thing that we want to do is to make sure that everyone’s safe.

“It has definitely changed because we’re used to seeing pageants on stage with a live audience but I guess the same goes for other sports events also. It’s something Mikael [Daez] and I ask if, ‘Matutuloy pa ba ‘yung NBA? Paano kaya ‘yun?’

“So at the back of my head, paano nga ba?” Young added.

Furthermore, the Filipina-American model shared that she also noticed how some are preparing for the national pageant by holding virtual shows through Zoom or other video sharing platforms, as large gatherings are still not allowed.

“Alam ko may iba na naghahanda online para sa national pageant. I commend that as long as they take the safety precautions that they need to. So, why not?

“Marami rin naghahanda kasi beauty pageants are there for a good cause and there are so many advocacies ng girls. So malay natin maiba ‘yung platform ng beauty pageants in the coming years. Maybe it would not just be a show anymore,” she remarked.

In the same interview, the Hanggang sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko star lauded her comrades in the pageant scene for their bravery to speak up about certain issues regarding the industry.

“I commend them for speaking their mind. I think we all have different ways of showing support for certain things: others may be outspoken about certain things, others, they try to do it behind closed doors, and others do it through donating.

“I don’t think people should be pressured to do things a certain way. We all have certain ways of doing it, ways na mas makakatulong tayo so I think to each their own,” she added.

It can be recalled that Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach were among the beauty queens who openly criticized the Anti-Terrorism Bill.

While having to stay at home due to lockdown, Young and her husband Mikael Daez keep themselves busy by doing vlogs, podcasts, and by joining online game tournaments for a good cause.

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