|Subject: Julia also knew that she would have had to crown a Filipina eventually. As the Philippines director, Cory Quirino had done an amazing job with the franchise and Julia needed to award her with a titleholder. Megan, who was wildly popular was a good opportunity to finally crown a Filipina. Unfortunately, Marine had the misfortune of competing during the same contest. By having Philippines and France finish 1-2, it was a way for Julia to appease the franchise owners. In recent years, I think Julia really wants to crown a French delegate; she waited too long and Universe crowned a French delegate first.