We watched Venus Raj’s interview in showbiz news show The Buzz last Sunday where she vowed to bring Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. to court for her dethronement, based on grounds of nationality. After that, we just know that the country’s participation in the Miss Universe contest is going to be mired in controversy, more than ever.
And this being election season, vice-presidential candidate Loren Legarda is already riding in the bandwagon to give justice to Venus, a Bicolana. Incidentally, her rival for the land’s second highest elective post, Mar Roxas, happens to be the nephew of Stella Marquez Araneta who heads BPCI and is now under fire from Venus Raj supporters for the dethronement decision which they call ‘unfair and unjust.’
Pinoys love underdogs, and Venus Raj comes off as a modern-day Cinderella whose dreams are being thwarted by her evil stepsisters.
While previous dethronements of beauty queens Anjanette Abayari, Janella Bautista, Tisha Silang and the rest of them didn’t raise any fuss, the latest is threatening to be the noisiest ever. An online petition to reinstate Venus Raj as the Philippine representative to Miss Universe 2010 has already gained 1,000 supporters and counting. Similarly, the group is also active in social networking sites like Facebook, with 3000 fans +++ already.
What else can I say… abangan ang susunod na kabanata! Let’s wait for the next chapter in this drama 😀