Venus Raj says that interviewing Piolo Pascual is a dream come true for her.
Venus Raj described her first week as segment host of Umagang Kay Ganda as happy. She said that she is still adjusting to her new job, but is grateful that her fellow co-hosts are more than willing to assist to perform her job well.
The beauty-queen-turned-TV-host even joked that it is more difficult to be the interviewer than to be the interviewee. "Kasi nasanay ako na kami 'lsquo;yung tinatanong, tapos ngayon kami ang mag-i-interview, magre-report, kung ano ang nangyayari. Kasi 'lsquo;pag interviewee ka sagot ka lang, hindi ka na mag-iisip ng itatanong mo'hellip; Nakakatuwa. Dati sanay na sanay ako ang ini-intervew. Ngayon ako naman ang nagtatanong. At least alam mo na 'lsquo;yung mga bagay na 'lsquo;di dapat tinatanong. Minsan may mga tanong na ayaw mo na ring sagutin pero kailangan mong sumagot."
Last February 10, Thursday, Venus did her first celebrity interview which happened to be with Piolo Pascual. Venus confessed that she was star-struck by the ultimate heartthrob. "Sobra siyang makatingin," she said giggling. "Nakakaloka. Pero ang saya. Kasi ako, 'lsquo;yun lang 'lsquo;yung first time ko na nakita ko siya nang harapan." She shared that she was touched by Piolo'rsquo;s concern for her since the actor knew that she is still adjusting. "Sobrang bait niya, kasi sinasabi niya, 'lsquo;Okay relax ka lang kasi alam ko first time mo 'lsquo;to.'rsquo; Dream come true na ma-interview siya." Venus also wished that she could have the opportunity to interview the actor again.
Venus said that right now, she may still be falling short of other people'rsquo;s expectations, but she is not affected. "Alam naman nila siguro kung ano naman ang kakayanan ko, 'lsquo;yun din naman ang gagawin ko." She justified that she is still learning. "Sobrang willing ako mag-improve kaya kung anuman 'lsquo;yung itinuturo nila, like nagpa-practice ako ng prompter reading araw-araw para at least kung 'lsquo;yun ang inaasahan nila, ibibigay ko sa show at sa mga viewers din, magagawa ko nang maayos."
The Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up continued that she is also taking people'rsquo;s criticisms constructively to make herself better. "Kung ano ang gusto nilang ma-improve sa akin, tama lang na ginagawa nila 'lsquo;yon kesa naman sa nagkakamali ako on air tapos hindi nila sasabihin, ako naman ang mapapahiya. Para at least may improvement everyday." Venus also firmly believes that she was given this job because ABS-CBN can see that she can do it well.