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Indonesia’s SEA Games 2019 muse is Miss World 2013 Megan Young

Miss World 2013 Megan Young, 29, will serve as the muse of Indonesia at the Southeast Asian Games 2019. The biennial regional multi-sport event will take place in the Philippines from November 30, 2019 to December 11, 2019.

As the muse of Indonesia, Young will participate in the traditional athlete’s parade during the opening ceremony of the SEA Games 2019 at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines on November 30, 2019. She and her fellow muses will wear gowns designed by Eric Pineda.

Indonesia is home to ONE Championship fighters Elipitua “The Magician” Siregar, 22, Stefer “The Lion” Rahardian, 32, and  One Pride Pro Never Quit fighters Randy Pangalila, Hatoropan Simbolon and Winardi. The country will compete against Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam at the SEA Games 2019.

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While at work the other day, I couldn't stop staring at this big, red chair on the set. It reminded me so much of my childhood. Every Christmas we would visit Santa, sit on his lap and make our Christmas wish. I used to always wish for toys but nowadays my wish is to make sure my family is happy, healthy and together ❤️ We don't do much decorating now but one thing that we'll always have is music. My mom would always blast the Christmas songs first thing in morning. My mom is working in the US now so I'm the one that does all the music blasting now 😂 I've saved all my go-to Holiday Hub playlists on Spotify. I love the classic Christmas songs during the day from the Country Christmas playlist and just listening to some instrumentals at night from either the Christmas Peaceful Piano playlist or Instrumental Christmas Hymns. What are the Holiday Hub playlists that you always go back to? 🎄 #workingwithspotify

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Representing the Philippines, Young was crowned Miss World 2013 at the Bali Nusa Dua International Convention Center in South Kuta, Bali, Indonesia on September 28, 2013. Besting 126 other candidates, she became the first ever Filipino contestant to win in the longest running international beauty pageant.

Like Young, all of the SEA Games 2019 muses are crowned Filipino beauty queens. Check the list on Manila Herald.

During the SEA Games 2019 opening ceremony, the controversial cauldron, which is worth 56 million pesos, will be lit at the New Clark City sports complex in Capas, Tarlac, Philippines. The venue is located more than 70 km away from the Philippine Arena.

Several Filipino musicians will perform during the opening ceremony. Among them are Allan “” Pineda Lindo, 44, of The Black Eyed Peas, Lani Misalucha, 50, Jed Madela, 42, Christian Bautista, 38, KZ Tandingan, 27, Aicelle Santos, 34, Elmo Magalona, 25, Iñigo Pascual, 22, Ana Fegi, 42, Robert Seña, 50, and the TNT Boys Keifer Sanchez, 14, Mackie Empuerto, 14, and Francis Concepcion, 13.

Philippines’ National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab wrote the theme song of the SEA Games 2019, which was performed by Lea Salonga. Here is the music video:

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