Former beauty queen Venus Raj got candid about her experience doing a photo shoot again recently.
In an Instagram post, Venus shared that she had a hard time posing for the camera again during her pictorial.
"You know that feeling when you can’t do the things that you used to do excellently? Let me explain to you what I mean by that. It’s been a while since I did a photo shoot. Truth is I can’t remember when was the last one. So recently, this shoot was organized. And we finally did it!" she relayed.
Venus admitted that she became conscious about her weight gain.
"How did I feel? I felt so rusty! Lost the confidence to model in front of the camera. Was so conscious about my body because I gained weight. And a bit sad that I can’t do excellently this thing that was so easy for me to do in the past," she said.
She added, "Do you feel my frustration? I wonder how many women out there feel the same way when people would tell them 'uy! taba mo na ah! (you’ve gained so much weight!)' Or when they feel unhealthy and cannot do the activities that they used to enjoy."
Venus encouraged women to not let their weight defined their worth.
"Ladies, I feel you. But let us not allow others and even our self-perception to steal the joy in our hearts. Yes! Let’s live a healthier life. Eat healthy food. Exercise for the right reasons. LADIES, YOUR WORTH IS NOT DEFINED BY YOUR WEIGHT!" she remarked.
Venus added that the photo shoot made her realized numerous things.
"This shoot has been an instrument for many realizations. Grateful for the people behind this photo!" she said.
Venus Raj was crowned Bb. Pilipinas Universe in 2010. She became 4th-runner up at the Miss Universe 2010 pageant.
She entered show business after her pageant stint. She hosted television shows and did some acting work as well.
She also modeled for various publications.