Beauty Queens earn their ‘stars’

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Miss World 2013 Megan Young is ecstatic to have received own “star” in the 9th edition of Walk of Fame at Eastwood City in Libis, Quezon City on Dec. 1.


The annual awarding founded by German Moreno serves as tribute to Filipino artists who have made exceptional contributions to local entertainment.

“Masayang-masaya ako kasi dati pumupunta lang ako dito. ’Tapos nakikita mo ’yung mga stars, may mga pangalan ng famous personalities… And now, I’m a part of it,” said Megan in an interview aired on “24 Oras.”

Apart from Megan, former beauty queens on the list are Philippines’ second Miss Universe Margie Moran; Miss International titleholders Stella Marquez-Araneta, Melanie Marquez, Gemma Cruz-Araneta, Precious Lara Quigaman and Aurora Pijuan; and the first Miss Universe from Finland Armi Kuusela.

Also earning their own “star” this year are famed personalities from different fields: ’50s matinee idol Manding Claro, Wing Duo Angie Yoingco and Nikki Ross; singer Jamie Rivera, actors Joel Torre, TJ Trinidad, Edgar Mortiz, Bembol Roco, Gladys Reyes, Toni Gonzaga, director Laurice Guillen, Master Showman himself German Moreno, Alice Eduardo, Drs. Manny and Pie Calayan, Joel Cruz and broadcast journalist Vicky Morales.

Morales joins the list of former media-men recipients Jessica Soho, Mel Tiangco, Mike Enriquez, Arnold Clavio, Noli de Castro, Korina Sanchez, Tina Monzon-Palma and the late Angelo Castro.

“Talagang isang napakalaking karangalan ang mapabilang ka dito sa mga may nai-ambag sa industrya ng showbiz or news information. Ang mga pagkilalang ganito, it only goes to show na naa-appreciate ang mga ginagawa mo,” said Morales in the same “24 Oras” interview.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Hollywood actor and half Pinoy Rob Schneider are now also part of Walk of Fame Philippines. Manila Bulletin