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Rediscover BEAUTY (Pageant)

Indeed, the world’s attention on the Philippines shifted in two days’ time: from yesterday’s terrible news of hostage drama to today’s “major, major” terrific news – Ma. Venus Raj placing 4th in the Miss Universe 2010 pageant.

But this time, I have to agree with love-him-or-hate-him Philippine entertainment TV host Boy Abunda: Let’s not be hard on Venus because she did her very best in that nervous-filled competition. She provided that ray of sunshine after yesterday’s dark, rainy bloodshed that was the hostage drama.

She now reminds the world that Filipino women are not all about being Imeldific or being domestic helpers or migrant workers – and yes, even if her answer was not the response that would win a candidate that coveted crown (and her being criticized for her flawed English usage), Venus is both beauty and brains and being in the Top 5 in the highly popular and also controversial and political pageant is indeed, a “major, major” achievement.


Written by Lynda C. Corpuz

August 24, 2010 at 11:47 pm

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