Megan Lynne Young (born February 27, 1990) is a Filipino-American actress, model, TV Host and beauty queen. She won the Miss World Philippines title and was later crowned as Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia. The American-born Filipino is the first representative of the Philippines to win the title of Miss World. Young started as a contestant of the reality television show StarStruck and later became a member of ABS-CBN's Star Magic but she returned as a contract artist under GMA Network.
Megan Young in 2013
Megan Lynne Young
February 27, 1990
|Education||Trinity University of Asia|
De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde
|Occupation||Actress, beauty queen, host, VJ, model, peace ambassador|
|Home town||Castillejos, Zambales, Philippines|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Title||Miss World Philippines 2013|
Miss World 2013
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Hair color||Dark Brown|
|Miss World Philippines 2013|
Miss World 2013
(Miss World Asia)
Early life and educationEdit
Young's family moved to Castillejos, Zambales, Philippines when she was ten. She received secondary education in Regional Science High School III within the Subic Bay Freeport Zone from 2002 to 2005 before moving to Metro Manila to pursue her acting career. In 2011, she began studying filmmaking at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
2004–07: Early acting career in GMAEdit
Young's first showbiz break was through the second season of the talent reality search, StarStruck, wherein she placed in the top six. Her first acting job in GMA was in Love to Love Presents: Love Ko Urok wherein she played the role of Meg. She then played the role of Anna in Asian Treasures and the role of a fairy in Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang.
2007–14: Transfer to ABS-CBNEdit
Young first appeared in ABS-CBN in the youth oriented show "Star Magic Presents" Astigs and Abt Ur Luv. She also played the role of Shane in Kokey, opposite Zanjoe Marudo. She became well known when she appeared as one of the celebrity housemates in Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2, dubbed as "The Princess of Charm". After PBB, she portrayed the villain Marcela in ABS-CBN's remake of I Love Betty La Fea opposite John Lloyd Cruz. In 2009, she was one of four personalities introduced as video jockeys for the relaunching of Channel [V] Philippines. Young also became an occasional host in several shows in Studio 23. In 2012, Young had her big break as a lead actress in Hiyas, reuniting with Zanjoe Marudo as her love interest. In 2013, she appeared in TV5's dramas Never Say Goodbye and Misibis Bay.
Aside from television, Young has also starred in a few films, one of which was The Reunion, where she played Toyang, opposite Xian Lim. Young was nominated as Outstanding Guest Star on Dahsyatnya Awards 2014.
2015–present: Return to GMA NetworkEdit
In March 2015, Megan Young returned to GMA Network after four years of exclusive contract with ABS-CBN. Her comeback project in the Kapuso Network is the most anticipated second adaptation of the hit Mexicanovela MariMar where she plays the title role. She is paired with Tom Rodriguez who plays the role of her love interest Sergio. Her sister Lauren Young is also part of the show and plays the role of MariMar's main antagonist Antonia. This marks their second project together after Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv Ur Lyf 2.
Megan is also one of the hosts in the sixth edition of the reality talent search Starstruck which launched her career as an artist. She's working alongside Dingdong Dantes as main host, and her co-Starstruck alumni Mark Herras, Rocco Nacino, Miguel Tanfelix, and Kris Bernal, who serve as journey hosts. The show premiered on September 7, 2015.
Miss World Philippines 2013Edit
Miss World 2013Edit
Young was crowned as Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, making her the first Filipina to win the title of Miss World since its creation in 1951. During the preliminaries, she also won the "Top Model" competition, placed second in the "People's Champion," placed fourth in the "Multimedia Challenge" and fifth in the "Beach Beauty" contest.
|2004-05||StarStruck||Herself — Contestant|||
|2005||Love to Love: Love Ko Urok||Meg|
|2005-06||Fans Kita||Herself — Host|
|2007||Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang||Fairy||Episode: "Ang Binibining Tumalo sa Hari"|
|2007||Star Magic Presents: Astigs||Janine|
|2007||Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv, Ur Lyf 2||Honey|
|2008-09||I Love Betty La Fea||Marcella Valencia|||
|2008||Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition||Herself — Contestant|||
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Ermie||Episode: "Bench"|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Young Etrona||Episode: "Singsing"|
|2009-12||Channel V Philippines||VJ / Herself|||
|2010||5 Star Specials||Various|
|2010||ASAP XV||Herself — Host|
|2010||M3: Malay Mo Ma-develop||Bea Cornejo|
|2010||Girlista||Herself — Host|
|2011||Us Girls||Herself — Host|
|2011||It's Showtime||Herself — Judge|
|2011||Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Mana Po||Winnie|
|2011||ASAP Rocks||Herself — Host|
|2012||A Beautiful Affair||Ava Pierro|
|2012||Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Hiyas||Sapphire Salvador|
|2012||ASAP 2012||Herself — Host|
|2013||ASAP 18||Herself — Host|
|2013||Misibis Bay||Lara Borromeo|||
|2013||Never Say Goodbye||Vera|
|2013||Miss World 2013||Herself — Contestant|||
|2014||Miss World 2014||Herself — Host|
|2014||Mister World 2014||Herself — Host|||
|2015||Vampire Ang Daddy Ko||MariMar Pérez-Santibañez|||
|2015||StarStruck VI||Herself — Host|||
|2015-16||MariMar||MariMar Pérez-Santibañez / Bella Aldama|||
|2015||24 Oras||Herself — Guest News Anchor|||
|2015||Miss World 2015||Herself — Host|
|2016||Conan, My Beautician||Ava|
|2016||Alyas Robin Hood||Sarita "Sarri" Acosta|||
|2016||Mister World 2016||Herself — Host|
|2016||Miss World 2016||Herself — Host|
|2017||Daig Kayo Ng Lola Ko||Drizella||Episode: "Cinderella"|||
|2017||Miss World 2017||Herself — Host|||
|2018||The Stepdaughters||Mayumi Dela Rosa|
|2005||Say That You Love Me||Anna|||
|2009||Pangarap Kong Jackpot||Eula|
|2009||Shake, Rattle & Roll XI||Lucia||Segment: "Ukay-Ukay"|||
|2010||White House||Mikey Trinidad|
|2010||Babe, I Love You||Gaita Borromeo|||
|2011||Enteng Ng Ina Mo||Ina Azul|
|2011||Won't Last A Day Without You||Melissa|
|2012||The Reunion||Antonia "Tonyang" Castro|||
|2013||Bang Bang Alley||Abbey|||
|2017||Our Mighty Yaya||Monique|
|2007||"Nagmamahal ng Tunay"||Piolo Pascual|
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- "Megan Young enjoys playing Kontrabida roles". ABS-CBN News. December 23, 2011.
- Vittorio Hernandez (September 29, 2013). "Miss World 2013: A Look Back at Megan Young from Starstruck to Most Beautiful Woman in the World (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)". International Business Times. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
- "Megan Young returns to GMA; signs exclusive contract". GMANetwork.com. February 3, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
- "Tom Rodriguez on Being Chosen to Play Sergio in New Mari Mar: "It Felt so Unreal"". June 24, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- Rula, Gorgy (June 24, 2015). "Megan Young and Tom Rodriguez Star in Marimar Remake; Expect Comparison with Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes". Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- "It's official: Megan Young is 'Marimar'". GMANetwork.com. February 3, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
- "Megan Young as Marimar". GMA News Online. August 5, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
- "Megan Young back with GMA 7 to host 'Starstruck'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. March 31, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
- "Actress Megan Young is 2013 Ms World Philippines". The Philippine Star. August 19, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2013.
- Joyce Burton-Titular (October 1, 2013). "From Vivien to Megan: The PH in Miss World history". Rappler. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
- Chapman, Michael W. (October 21, 2013). "Miss World: 'I'm Against Abortion,' 'Against Divorce' and 'Sex is For Marriage'". CNSNews.com. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- Orosa, Rosalinda L. (March 29, 2010). "Sam, Anne Team up in Babe, I Love You". The Philippine Star. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
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