Venus Raj

Filipino-American-Indian model Venus Raj

Maria Venus Bayonito Raj is a Filipina beauty queen. She was crowned Binibining Pilipinas-Universe (Miss Universe-Philippines) on March 6, 2010 during the pageant's Grand Coronation Night at the Araneta Coliseum. She represented the Philippines in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and placed fourth runner-up to Ximena Navarrete of Mexico.
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Birthday
07 July 1988
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Supsup flaunts figure in pictorial - Manila Bulletin
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Candidates who top the survey will land a spot in the pageant's semifinals. Results of the voting will be announced on coronation night (Sept. 13 in the Philippines). Last year, fans of Maria Venus Raj pushed her to the top of the MUO survey
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Julia's personal experiences make her cry - Journal Online
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They always do that every year for several years now but it's been fruitless so far. Last year, they were so sure of Venus Raj but she only came in 4th. Still and all, we're keeping our fingers crossed for the sake of Shamcey. By : Noel Asiñas
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Iza joins 'The Kitchen Musical' - Manila Bulletin
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2010 Miss Universe-Philippines Venus Raj will be axed soon from “Umagang Kay Ganda?” Has Venus not been showing a beautiful performance therein? Friends in show business have been helping Joseph Bitangcol with his hospitalization following a car
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Miss Philippines among charity ambassadors - Manila Bulletin
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It would be recalled that last year, Miss Philippines Universe Maria Venus Raj was personally chosen by billionaire Donald Trump, head of the MUO, along with delegates from Colombia, Haiti, Australia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico for the promotional tour of
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Vote for Shamcey Supsup for a Miss Universe semi-final slot - Malaya
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Inspired by Miss Universe Philippines 2010 Venus Raj's 4th runner-up finish in Las Vegas last year, Shamcey banks on discipline, a personal strength she acquired through education, the very same weapon she used in finishing her BS Architecture degree
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Tsismis: Latest gossip from Pinoy world - gulfnews.com
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She's got big shoes to fill, after Venus Raj placed fifth in last year's pageant. At her send-off party, tabloid! spoke to the statuesque beauty who dreams of becoming the country's third Miss Universe. You're a few weeks away from the big day
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Venus Raj sends successor Shamcey Supsup off - Inquirer.net
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Previous Miss Universe bet Venus Raj also expressed confidence her successor would bring honor to the country and urged Filipinos to give her their full support. “I am aware that there may still be some people who are skeptical of Shamcey
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Celebs feel the thrill of adventure - Malaya
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It was a star-studded affair headlined by Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up Venus Raj who ran the 3K race looking every bit a beauty queen. Venus was joined by other celebrities like Tessa Prieto-Valdes who ran and finished the 21K race
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Bb. Pilipinas winners rooting for Miss U bet - Inquirer.net
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Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up Venus Raj expressed confidence that Shamcey Supsup, successor to her (Raj's) Binibining Pilipinas title, could win the Miss Universe crown hands down. Raj, who is involved in training Supsup and her fellow winners
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Miss Universe 2010 Contestants - Screen Junkies
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Venus Raj of the Philippines was the fourth runner up of the 2010 Miss Universe. Maria is of a mixed background, with a mother from the Philippines and a father from India. Venus studied journalism at Bicol University, which is in the Philippines'
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The Macho Men of Mercator - Philippine Star
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Miss Universe-Philippines Venus Raj, a Mercator talent, has already written about her female colleagues at the agency in her Major, Major column in The STAR. Here now is the honor roll of Mercator's Macho Men: • Mikael Daez — He's the “executive”
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Shamcey Supsup gears up for Miss U tilt in Brazil - Malaya
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Shamcey's predecessor, Miss Universe Philippines 2010 Venus Raj (looking radiant in her short wig) and Bb. Pilipinas 2010 Czarina Gatbonton were also present to share tips to Miss Universe Philippines 2011. For her physical preparations,
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Miss Universe bet urges urban planning to stem floods, disasters - Manila Bulletin
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Venus Raj said the architect-beauty queen is now ready for the international competition. “She's ready for the competition,'' said Raj, one of the trainers of Supsup. She has been training on catwalk, personality development, language, and history,
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Can't get enough of Bicol (Part 2) - Manila Standard Today
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Bicol, as we have come to know, has produced the country's international beauty queens like Miriam Quiambao (1999 Miss Universe 1st runner up), Precious Lara Quigaman (2005 Miss International) and Venus Raj (2010 Miss Universe 4th runner up)
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Venus Raj: The goddess is a hometown girl - Inquirer.net
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In 2010, Bb. Pilipinas Maria Venus Raj captured the attention of the world and the hearts of her countrymen when she became the fourth runner-up in the prestigious Miss Universe pageant. While she made headlines, led online polls,
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The Azkals on ASAP Rocks - Philippine Star
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... Kapamilya Champions — Jovit Baldivino, Yeng Constantino and Angeline Quinto — plus PGT grand champion Marcelito Pomoy. SupahDance Off special features Melai Cantiveros, birthday celebrator Venus Raj, G Force, XB Gensan, PGT's Neilbeth, Happy Feet
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Venus Raj
    TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 24
    In 2013, she left on hosting Umagang Kay Ganda due on the reformat of the show.
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  • 2011
    Age 22
    Prior and after Miss Universe, Raj guested on multiple networks as guests. Eventually she was offered hosting stints including a spot in the morning show Umagang Kay Ganda. In 2011, Raj signed up an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN, coinciding with the network gaining the airing rights of the Binibining Pilipinas pageant for at least five years.
  • 2010
    Age 21
    While competing at Miss Universe 2010 in Las Vegas, Raj was emotionally distressed to hear about the death of Filipino-German beauty queen Melody Gersbach and make-up artist Alden Orense in a car accident.
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    In August 2010, Raj flew to the United States and took part in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant.
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    On May 19, 2010, the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs issued Raj a Philippine passport thereby attesting to her Filipino citizenship.
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    On April 10, 2010, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. allowed Raj to reclaim her title due to humanitarian reasons.
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    In a local television appearance, Raj stated that a representative for Miss Universe 2010 spoke with her and looked into her case.
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    She won the right to represent the Philippines at the 2010 Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    On March 6, 2010, she was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2010 during the pageant's Grand Coronation Night at the Araneta Coliseum.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2008
    Age 19
    After joining Miss Philippines Earth in 2008, Raj took a break from beauty contests and worked as an Information Assistant at the regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
    Following her victory as Miss Bicolandia, Raj represented Legazpi City and competed in the Miss Philippines Earth 2008, and was named as Miss Philippines Earth Eco Tourism 2008, and Fourth Runner-up to eventual Miss Earth 2008 winner Karla Henry on May 11, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria, Manila.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1988
    Born
    Born on July 7, 1988.
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