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Megan Young honored with limited edition stamps.

Reigning Miss World Megan Lynne Young is now immortalized via a special edition postage stamp issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost), the third Filipina beauty queen given the distinction following 1969 Miss Universe Gloria Diaz and 1973 Miss Universe Margie Moran.

The limited edition stamps, showing Bong Tan's photos of Megan's coronation in Bali, Indonesia on Sept. 28last year, were made publicly available on Monday, March 24. There were 80,000 pieces released, costing P30 for the stamp depicting her in portrait and P40 for those showing her seated on a throne.

Seven thousand embossed souvenir sheets carrying Megan's image were also issued at P100 each.

These, and Official First Day Covers (stamps on a card or envelope marked as postally serviced), will be available at the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Manila Central Post Office, Door 203,

Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all regional offices of the PhilPost.

Megan, who was born in Alexandria, Virginia to a Filipino mother and American father, entered local show business via the second season of the talent reality search "StarStruck." She is the country's first Miss World title holder.

Other Filipino celebrities commemorated on stamps were former First Lady Imelda Marcos (in 1973 and 1975) and boxing icon and Sarangani representative Manny Pacquiao (2008).

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Date:Mar 25, 2014
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