Mangga Young is Plush and Play’s stuffed toy version of the fruit Mango or what we called “Mangga” in Tagalog. Mangga Young is one of the Proudly Filipino stuffed toys handcrafted with love by the mothers of Gawad Kalinga Bulacan.
“There is more to me than meets the eye. I’m fit, healthy, and well-protected from illness.”
Mangga Young is Plush and Play’s mango stuffed toy named after Megan Lynne Young, a Filipino-American actress, model, and beauty queen who won the Miss World Philippines 2013 title. She is the first Filipina to win the title of Miss World. Mangga Young is Plush and Play’s mango stuffed toy named after Megan Lynne Young, a Filipino-American actress, model, and beauty queen who won the Miss World Philippines 2013 title. She is the first Filipina to win the title of Miss World.
Coined as the “Dalagang Pilipina,” Mangga Young is simple but smart. She comes off as “mahinhin” or the shy one and she enjoys observing others before joining in on the fun. Mangga has a strong aesthetic sense and seeks out beauty in her surroundings. She also has a natural talent for the arts. She is sensitive and responsive, she steps in to do what needs to be done and is satisfied by her personal sense of being helpful to others.
Mango is known as the “King of Fruits” or in Mangga Young’s case the “Queen” (just like her namesake Megan Young who is also a famous beauty queen). Mangoes taste so yummy that people forget how helpful they can be to the body. It has antioxidant compounds that can protect against different types of cancers such as colon, breast, leukemia, and prostate. High fiber, pectin, and Vitamin C in mangoes help lower cholesterol levels as well as boost the immune system. So the next time you see Mangga Young, do not underestimate her simple smile; remember how helpful to your health and nutrition she can be!
Mango is well known as the national fruit of the Philippines and is the third most important fruit crop of the country next to banana and pineapple. The “Manila Super Mango” or what is most commonly known as the “manggang kalabaw” is the country’s top export variety and is considered one of the best mango varieties in the world. In 1995, the Guinness Book of World records listed the Carabao mango variety in the Philippines as the sweetest fruit in the world, specifically the Guimaras mango.
As a plush toy, Mangga Young is handcrafted with love by the seamstresses of Plush and Play in Angat Bulacan. The community of seamstresses at GK Enchanted Farm is able to incorporate similar attributes of Megan Young to Mangga Young, including its sweet and dazzling smile, and its beauty in simplicity. The veggie plush toy is in yellow crystal velboa fabric for the body and filled with polyester fiberfill class A to get the plump shape and fluffiness we love in plush toys. The details are made of felt and are hand-stitched carefully by the seamstresses.