As of November 2014, the current Miss World is Megan Young. Young holds the title as the first Filipino to ever win the title of Miss World.
Born in Virginia, she moved to the Philippines at a young age with her parents as this is where her mother hailed from. As of 2014, she attends college at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in Manila, where she is pursuing a degree in the film industry. She was first noticed when she placed in the top six on the reality show called "StarStruck." Before being named Miss World, Megan played roles in various films and television shows including the "Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2."Learn More
Since the start of Miss Universe pageants in the early 1950s, five Puerto Ricans hold Miss Universe titles. The title of the first Puerto Rican Miss Universe went to Marisol Maralet, winner of the 1970 competition. Next, Deborah Cathy-Deu, a fellow Puerto Rican, took the title of Miss Universe in 1985, followed by Dayanara Torres in 1993, Denise Quinones in 2001 and Zuleyka Rivera in 2006.Full Answer >
Exposing a girl to the scrutiny of beauty pageants can create an imbalance of values and leave her believing that looks are more important than inner character development, according to Laura Agadoni from Global Post. Beauty pageants commonly create financial hardship among families that feel pressured to keep up with the expensive lifestyle. Children who participate in beauty pageants are objectified and inappropriately sexualized at an early age.Full Answer >
Butylphenyl Methylpropional is a synthetic fragrance compound that is used in cosmetics. It is also known as p-tert-butyl-alpha-methylhydrocinnamic aldehyde, a colorless liquid with a strong floral scent.Full Answer >
Evening primrose oil is the oil expressed from the seeds of the evening primrose plant, which grows wild in various parts of North America. This oil is very high in the essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid, which the body converts into prostaglandins.Full Answer >