MANILA – Megan Young, the only Filipina who has won Miss World, admitted she got sad that her “friend and sister” Laura Lehmann failed to win the Miss World crown for the Philippines on Saturday.
“As we board our flight back to Manila, I can't help but think about last night. Not being able to read your name was the toughest because I really wanted and prayed for this moment for you! I was upset but as they say, the show must go on,” Young wrote in the caption addressed to Lehmann.
Nonetheless, Young said she is still proud of Lehmann because “being able to provide a hospital with a milk bank is a win already.”
“I went back to my room and realized that even though it may not have been the winning outcome I had hoped for you, I knew you were a winner in the hearts of many parents and children of Jose Reyes Memorial hospital,” she said.
Young then thanked Lehmann “for shining a bright light on the people around you.”
“I am so proud to be your friend and sister. Thank you for inspiring me. Always. Love you, Lau,” Young said.
Lehmann, for her part, also thanked Young for helping her throughout her Miss World journey.
“Meggymar is one of the best people I know. Not to mention the best Miss World ever because she makes everyone around her better. She is so helpful in every way even though she doesn’t have to be & even when she is so busy,” she said.
As of writing, Lehmann is also on her way back to the Philippines.
India's Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World on Saturday as the beauty queen beat out the competition to take first prize at the coveted pageant.