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Miss Philippines crowned Miss World in Indonesia

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Miss Philippines has been crowned Miss World on the Indonesian island of Bali.

Security has been tight during the pageant in response to protests by hardline Muslim groups, which forced it to be moved from the capital Jakarta to the resort island.

The Islamic Defenders Front had said it would cause disruption to the contest and had been calling for it to be cancelled. They have said it is immoral.

Despite the protests, 23 year old US-born Megan Young was the star of a night she won’t forget in a hurry. Upon receiving her crown, the television host said she promises to be the best Miss World ever.

Miss France and Miss Ghana came second and third respectively at the 63rd annual event.