NEW YORK, NY –True to her advocacy for disadvantaged youth, newly-crowned Miss World Megan Young, 23, first Filipino American who won the coveted blue crown, is set to return to the New York Tri-State area—her first was just last month—to raise funds for her chosen charities in the Philippines: the Philippine General Hospital’s (PGH) pediatric ward and Tuloy Foundation Center, a facility for street children.
Young partners with New York-based non-profit organization Philippine Independence Day Council Inc. (PIDCI), which works year-round for the largest Philippine Independence Day celebrations in the East Coast of the United States, in organizing a dinner fundraiser—open to the public—on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at Doubletree by Hilton (128 Frontage Road, Newark, New Jersey).
“PIDCI and Megan share the same vision of bringing together various Filipino-American communities to show them what we are doing and to get them involved. At a consulate briefing held last month, she called for help and we gladly partnered up with her,” said PIDCI President Fe Martinez.
Miss World Events Director Steve Douglas, who accompanied Young in her recent N.Y. visit, added, “Megan is a very special Miss World. She is really proud of her heritage and she wants to use that in a positive way to unite people throughout the world. Miss World’s ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ is the best platform to do that.”
Young was born in Virginia. She, together with her family, moved to Olongapo City in Zambales, Philippines when she was 10. Currently studying digital filmmaking at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in Manila, Young has been a film and TV actress, and a music TV host in the Philippines since 2004. She wants to be a film director next.
A self-confessed “Harry Potter” addict, Young also loves playing video games.
For tickets ($65) to the dinner fundraiser with group photo opportunity, contact Fe Martinez (973-222-0085), Albert Diala (347-260-8063), Elvira Reyes (551-208-4986), Ollie David (732-499-7995) or Dr. Prospero Lim (347-248-5106). You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AP Photos by Fridia Lisnawati
Miss World Megan Young