After placing as fourth runner-up in the Miss Universe competition in 2010, Venus Raj admitted that she believes winning the title now is a totally different ball game from before. This is why she admires the way reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach deals with everything especially via social media. "I praise God because Pia is 26 right now and she’s mature in how she thinks and how she deals with circumstances in her life. If I were in her place right now, probably it would be very difficult for me because I was just 22. I haven’t read most of the news about her. But I’ve been following her on social media and I think she’s so gracious in dealing with things,” she recalled.
Venus admitted she would have had difficulty dealing with detractors online if she had joined a pageant now. “Before I was so naive. I came from the province and I was introduced to this glittery life and if ganyan yung mangyayari sa akin na so many things are going on and even maraming issues and all, I wouldn’t know how to deal with that during my time,” she shared during the “Before I Say I Do” bridal event held at the Conrad Hotel Manila.
now 28-year-old model said she has matured a lot since joining showbiz and
coming back from the international pageant scene. "Because before I
thought the things that were happening in my life before I thought ‘Eto na yun.
Eto ang buhay. This is life that I’ve been
wanting to have.’ Parang I’m
enjoying it right now so I might as well enjoy every moment of it. But now I
realize hindi eh. I think everything is really fleeting and you just have to
choose kung ano yung importante para sa iyo. And those things that are important,
you hold on to it,” she admitted.
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