Venus Raj is a Filipina actress and TV personality who won the fourth place in the 59th Miss Universe pageant.
She became one of the most controversial beauty queens our country. She became dethroned and later reinstated as Miss Universe Philippines 2010 because of the issue with her citizenship.
Venus was born in Doha, Qatar to an Indian father and a Filipino mother. She popularized her fumbled answer “Major Major.”
Since then, Venus started to appear in various shows and movies.
No doubt that she has one of the best physique to ever grace the pageant. Her overall appearance even receive praises both here and abroad.
But netizens who followed her on her Instagram came to noticed that she had stopped wearing bathing suits for a while now. Instead, she now uses a rash guard every time she goes to the beach.
On her recent interview, the 30-year-old beauty queen disclosed the reason why she stopped wearing revealing clothing.
Venus said that when she grew closer to God, she put certain limitations on her clothing choices.
“You know, I’m getting old. I’ve matured, I’m turning thirty. Hindi siya limitations just because I want limitations.”
“In the past, I fought for my crown”
“Today, I no longer desire for an earthly crown, but for an eternal one. It has become my life mission to share the true Giver of eternal life, the One who fought all the battles for me: Jesus Christ.”
It’s because I’m getting mature and I’m having convictions, yun yung pinangangatawanan ko.”
“Anything that I feel not biblical, it’s conviction.”
According to the businessman and friend Cristina Decena, Venus made a huge impact on her life, especially in her spiritual growth, teaching her how to read the Bible every day.
Venus also shared that she had no suitors currently pursuing her at the moment. But despite of this, she remains happy and contented.
“I’m happy and in love every day. I don’t have a suitor, I’m just really content with my relationship with the Lord every day. I’m just waiting, I am not pursuing.”
She also eased the matter by joking about her body.
“Hindi na rin kagandahan yung katawan ko, hindi na ako nagsu-swimsuit. Nakakahiya, baka masuka kayo.”
Many netizens expressed their admiration and respect to what Venus stood for. Her testimony also inspired other people, especially women. She’s a kind of person every person, woman, and younger generation should look up to.