- Megan Lynne Young
February 27, 1990 (age 31)
- Actor, TV Personality, Model, VJ
- Victoria Young, Calvin Young
Megan Lynne Young (born February 27, 1990 in Alexandria, Virginia) is an actress, a model, a VJ, a host and a beauty queen. She won the Miss World Philippines title and was later crowned as Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia. She is the first woman from the Philippines to win the title of Miss World. Young is currently a member of ABS-CBN's Star Magic. She is the elder sister of actress Lauren Young.
Young was born in Alexandria, Virginia to a Filipino mother and American father. Her parents are Victoria (née Talde) and Calvin Cole Young III. She moved to Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines at age ten. She attended secondary education in Regional Science High School III in Subic Bay Freeport Zone from 2002 to 2005 before moving to Manila to pursue her acting career. She is currently taking AB Digital Filmmaking at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Manila.
Young's first showbiz break was through the second season of the talent reality search, StarStruck, wherein she placed in the top six. After two years with GMA Artist Center, she moved to ABS-CBN following her sister, Lauren Young. She is the first StarStruck alumna to transfer to GMA's rival station, ABS-CBN.
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 (TV Series).
Aside from television, Young has also starred in a few films, one of which was The Reunion, where she played Toyang, opposite Xian Lim.
She was named Miss World Philippines 2013 during the pageant coronation night on August 18, 2013.
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 fourth in the "Multimedia Challenge" and fifth in the "Beach Beauty" contest.
Young also received the Continental Queen of Beauty title as Miss World Asia 2013, the highest ranked contestant in the Asian region.
As Miss World 2013, Young will be based in England for her activities. As of April 2014, she has travelled to England, France, the Philippines, United States, Haiti, Indonesia, China, Russia,Colombia and India
Young is expected to visit 40 countries for charity work after her brief stay in the Philippines for the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.
Young is single but currently linked to Mikael Daez however they both denied allegations of their romantic relationship and stated that they are just good friends. She dated 2013 PBA draft pick Nico Salva for three years but their relationship ended in 2010.