Grand parade for Megan to push through, rain or shine-A A +A
Friday, October 11, 2013
THE Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will hold a victory parade, rain or shine, to welcome the newly crowned Miss World 2013 Megan Young at 2 p.m. Friday from Makati to Pasay City.
The 23-year-old actress turned beauty queen and her entourage arrived on Thursday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 4:30 p.m. through Cathay Pacific from London, United Kingdom, the home of Miss World.
From the airport, they went to Solaire Hotel for a press conference.
During the press briefing, Megan responded to questions about Devina DeDiva, an Indian national who caught Filipino netizens’ attention when she tweeted negative things about Megan.
The beauty queen said, “I wish her the best.”
After the press conference, Megan watched the NBA pre-season game at the Mall of Asia Arena.
There will be 15 horses, vintage cars and motorcycles that will be the parade, MMDA said.
In an earlier press conference, MMDA Chairperson Francis Tolentino said that the highlight of the parade will be a blue crown-inspired float.
MMDA said that the parade will start from Gil Puyat corner Makati Avenue going to Makati Central Post Office passing through Ayala towards EDSA going straight to SM Mall of Asia in Pasay.
MMDA and the Makati City government earlier posted a traffic rerouting scheme for the celebratory parade. (Third Anne P. Peralta/Sunnex)