An overwhelmed and teary-eyed Megan Young arrived at her ABS-CBN welcome party on Monday night, October 14, 2013. A grand dinner was held at the ABS-CBN compound in honor of the beauty queen together with the big bosses of the network, the members of the Miss World organization, and the Star Magic team whom Megan referred to as her family. “Star Magic naman eh, na kahit anong mangyari, kayo talaga ‘yung naging magulang ko,” the Miss World 2013 stated.
Megan extended her heartfelt gratitude to the Star Magic team and its heads, Johnny Manahan and Mariole Alberto who contributed a lot to her success. “Pasasalamatan ko ngayon si Mr. M (Johnny Manahan) at si Ms. Mariole, sila talaga ‘yung nag-alalay sa akin, sila ‘yung pangalawang magulang ko. Thank you Mr. M. and Ms. Mariole kasi pinalaki niyo ako ng maganda at mabuti,” she said in her speech.
She remarked that Star Magic has honed her towards becoming the beauty queen that she is now. “Sa confidence ko ngayon, Star Magic ko natutunan lahat ‘yon, maraming salamat talaga, siguro buo ako kasi parte na rin ang Star Magic ng buhay ko,” she said.
She added, “Sobrang overwhelmed lang talaga ako sa mga nangyayari ngayon na sa bawat oras na nakikita ko sila mama, na minsan lang mangyari at ngayon makita ko kayo. Gusto ko nga isang araw sa office [ng Star Magic] lang ako nakatambay dadaan lang ako don para mapasaya kayo sa office.”
In closing her speech, Megan expressed her happiness to be celebrating her success in the network which she considers her home. “Masaya ako na nandito ako kasi pagkapasok ko pa lang, alam ko na I was home. To ABS-CBN, thank you. You are my home, you know that and I love you guys so much, I do, I really do. Thank you.”