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Venus Raj wants to prove that she is more than just a beauty queen

Being a segment host of Umagang Kay Ganda is Venus Raj's first step to prove that she has a lot more to offer.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

2/18/2011 11:21 AM
Venus Raj wants to prove that she is more than just a beauty queen


Now that she has ventured into hosting, Venus Raj said that she wants to continue proving that she is more than just a beauty queen. As a budding segment host in Umagang Kay Ganda, the beauty queen is simply grateful to have co-hosts who are supportive in helping her out with her new career path.'nbsp; "Sobrang willing sila na tulungan ako. Hindi naman talaga ako sanay sa ganitong business so I'rsquo;m very happy. At least 'lsquo;yung mga kasama ko sa UKG, talagang sobrang tinutulungan nila ako," she explained.

When asked if she is also open to try acting, the dusky beauty replied, "Opo. Open naman ako sa ganong idea. Siguro kailangan ko lang ng workshop kasi totally wala akong experience sa ganon." She added that things can be learned as long as one is willing.

Venus related that although many perceive her as a classy stunner, she is proud to say that she had humble beginnings and she strived hard to finish her education. That is why she was happy when she was designated in the Barangay Bida portion of UKG where she goes from one barangay to another and look for news or happenings. "Ang mga tao alam naman ang background ko at kung saan ako galing. Nung iniligay nila ako sa Barangay Bida, sobrang komportable ako na nakikisalamuha sa mga tao, pumupunta sa palengke, pumupunta sa kung ano-anong barangay, nakikiusap sa barangay captain. Wala sa akin. Normal lang 'lsquo;yon na bagay," she shared.

She continued that through this task, she is able to show a different side of her after the glamorous Miss Universe pageant that she joined in 2010. "Magaan pagtrabahuhin ang bagay na nasanay mo nang gawin. Ipapakita mo rin sa tao na hindi lang ako Venus Raj, beauty queen na nakilala ng mga tao, may buhay din po ako. Para naman mawala sa isip at palitan lang 'lsquo;yung (thinking na) napaka-prim and proper naman nito.'nbsp; In reality hindi naman. "

The Bicolana beauty is also looking forward to interviewing celebrities like Piolo Pascual, whom she interviewed during her first week in UKG. She said that she also met showbiz crush Coco Martin at the Chinese New Year celebration at a mall recently.

Venus, who is a Mass Communications graduate, said that she is open to try hosting a serious news TV program in the future.