Megan Young won the Miss World Philippines 2013 title and was later crowned as Miss World 2013.
She was named Miss World Philippines 2013 during the pageant coronation night on August 18, 2013.
Young was crowned as Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, making her the first Filipina to win the title of Miss World since its creation in 1951. During the preliminaries, she also won the "Top Model" competition, placed second in the "People's Champion," placed fourth in the "Multimedia Challenge" and fifth in the "Beach Beauty" contest.
Young also received the Continental Queen of Beauty title as Miss World Asia 2013, the highest-ranked contestant in the Asian region.
Young was born in Alexandria, Virginia to Victoria Talde, a Filipina from Pandan, Antique, and American Calvin Cole Young III.
Young's family moved to Castillejos, Zambales, Philippines when she was ten. She received secondary education in Regional Science High School III within the Subic Bay Freeport Zone from 2002 to 2005 before moving to Metro Manila to pursue her acting career. In 2011, she began studying filmmaking at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.