LOOK: Venus Raj’s latest feat is a master’s degree from UP
She had to embark on a pressure-filled jaunt for the Miss Universe crown. But Venus Raj said the trials she had to face in search of the most-coveted international pageant title are nothing compared to what she had to go through for her master’s degree from the University of the Philippines.
The beauty queen is on cloud nine after her latest feat: a master’s degree from UP’s College of Social Work and Community Development.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, she said: “Lagi ko ngang sinasabi, ang journey sa pagkuha ng sash na ito ay mas mahirap pa sa pagkuha ng sash for Miss Universe.”
“Totoo, kasi talagang literal na pawis at puyat –may mga oras na gusto mo na lang sumuko at ayaw mo nang mag-aral, ganoon. But the Lord is really good. Sa lahat ng journey ko, talagang lagi siyang nandiyan,” she added.
Raj finished 4th runner-up in the Miss Universe 2010 pageant. Prior to becoming a beauty queen, she finished college with a degree in journalism at Bicol University.
JUST IN: Venus Raj graduates in UP Diliman with a Masters Degree in Community Development. pic.twitter.com/LCeClcGlXW
— MJ Felipe (@mjfelipe) June 25, 2017