Baby Megan was already 'the most beautiful'
MANILA -- No one is more proud of Miss World 2013 Megan Young than her mother.
Vicky Young, recalled bursting into tears of joy upon seeing her daughter being crowned in Bali, Indonesia, especially when Megan thanked the Filipino people in Filipino.
"Sabi niyang ganyang 'Maraming salamat po sa aking mga kababayan.' E alam mong di naman siya ganyan kadalas magsalita ng Tagalog," Young said in a TV Patrol interview. "Unang-una niyang sinabi yun noong ipinatong yung korona sa kanya, doon ako umiyak. '[I said] Oh my God! She's Filipino by heart!'"
Young said they were also very emotional when the family, despite the tight security during the pageant, was allowed to see Megan backstage after the coronation.
"Ang una pong nabanggit ni Megan: 'Mommy I miss you!' Doon pa lang naiyak na po ako. Ang tagal ko po kasi siyang tinitingnan sa stage, sabi ko: 'Ang lapit-lapit mo, nandiyan ka lang pero parang di naman kita mayakap," she recalled.
Asked if she expected Megan to be a beauty queen, she said that when Megan was born, all the nurses told her that she had the most beautiful daughter in the nursery.
"Noong ipinangank ko po siya, sa nursery pa lang po pinuri na po siya ng buong ospital. Sabi nila ikaw yung may pinakamagandang baby sa ospital na ito," she said.
Mrs. Young said she admires her daughter who always finds time for her studies, family and friends despite her busy schedule.
Asked about Megan's love life, she said her daughter is currently enjoying being single.
Young was once linked to actor-model Mikael Daez, but she already explained in several interviews that he is just a friend.
"Magkakabarkada lang naman po sila. I don't think there is a commitment there... Wala naman po kasi halos lagi ko silang nakakasama," Megan's mother said.--TV Patrol, September 30, 2013