There were protests. There was controversy. And, in the end, there was a new winner of the Miss World pageant.
With many Muslims in Bali, Indonesia taking issue with so much skin being shown on stage, Megan Young of the Philippines was crowned Miss World 2013 today.
The United States native moved to her current country of residence when she was 10 years old and has appeared there as a television host.
Overall, 127 contestants vied for the title of Miss World, with Miss France (Marine Lorphelin) and Miss Ghana (Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter), finishing second and third, respectively.
"No words!" Young said after her victory and after receiving her crown from the 2012 champion, Yu Wenxia. "Thank you so much for everyone for choosing me. I promise to be the best Miss World ever."