Model-turned-actress Megan Young made global headlines in 2013 when she became the first Filipina to win the Miss World title in the pageant’s 63-year history. Capturing the world with her doe-eyed look and svelte frame, it then came to the surprise of many when the beauty queen made no qualms about letting her hair loose every once in a while, to put in some serious gaming action.
Young serves as one of the newest endorsers of foodpanda. She relishes the opportunity to partner with the country’s on-demand food delivery service, knowing full well how the convenience of having meals and essentials delivered in an instant is basically a godsend for gamers like her
“I’d like to say that I was a gamer first, so, actually, the better question is ‘How did a gamer become a beauty queen?’” Young says, laughing. “I started gaming when I was pretty young. My parents introduced me to educational games, then, eventually, it developed into a love for recreational games.
“Having foodpanda makes everything so much easier when you just want to have fun gaming,” Young says. “I think it’s always fun to have the food you love the most with you while gaming. It just makes the experience more exciting.”
Young has been playing a lot more video games since the lockdown with her husband and fellow gamer/foodpanda endorser, Mikael Daez. She knows that some people think she’s not into games that much, or the only reason she’s playing is because of her husband.
Recently, Young has been spending more time playing Animal Crossing on her Nintendo Switch. As for her gaming food, a recent favorite order from foodpanda has been steak burrito with cheese. “We’d always order it in the middle of a gaming session,” Young says.
The gamer beauty queen adds that she and her husband are happy to be part of the foodpanda family, especially with how food and gaming go hand-in-hand, saying it’s the perfect combo to go with their personalities.