Venus almost had Ms. Universe crown
By Thea Alberto and Janie Octia, Yahoo! Southeast Asia
After making it to the Ms. Universe Top 5 list, Ms. Philippines Maria Venus Raj placed 4th runner up with Mexico’s Jimena Navarrete emerging with the title .
Following Ms. Mexico is Jamaica’s Yendi Phillips as 1st runner up, Australia’s Jesinta Campbell and Ukraine’s Anna Poslavska as 2nd and 3rd runners up.
Candidates from Ireland, Albania, Puerto Rico, South Africa and Guatemala make it to the top 10 while candidates from Belgium, France, Russia, Colombia, and Czech Republic make it to the top 15.
Raj, 22, from Camarines Sur donned a silver dress for the evening gown competition which she described as “comfortable.”
Malacanang congratulates Venus Raj
Malacanang on Tuesday congratulated Venus Raj for making it to the top 5.
In a text message to reporters, Presidential Communications Group Development Secretary Ricky Carandang said Raj’s success brought a “bright spot.”
“The success of Ms. Raj is a bright spot in an otherwise sad day for our country,” Carandang said.
Raj’s victory came a day after the deadly Quirino Grandstand bus hostage taking which left at least eight Hong Kong tourists killed.
Reposted From Thea Alberto And Janie Octia Of Yahoo! Southeast Asia