The 23-year-old U.S. native was named Miss World 2013 on Saturday, Sept. 28, in Bali, Indonesia.
“No words!” Young said after her big win, according to CNN. “Thank you so much for everyone for choosing me. I promise to be the best Miss World ever.”
Young looked radiant, donning a pale pink glittery gown, as she received her crown from Miss World 2012, Yu Wenxia.
Miss France, Marine Lorphelin was the first runner-up and Miss Ghana, Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter, was the second runner-up.
According to her biography on the Miss World website, Young moved to the Philippines when she was 10 years old. The brunette beauty is currently studying digital filmmaking and aspires to be a director. She has appeared onscreen since she was 15 in films, TV shows and as a presenter. In her spare time, she enjoys playing video games and loves Harry Potter.
The competition was not met without controversy, with organizers asking the 127 women competing to trade their two-piece bathing suits in for more conservative attire like sarongs for the beach fashion part of the show.
The move came in an effort to not offend those in Muslim-majority Indonesia following protests from conservative Muslim groups, CBS News reported.Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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