MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up Maria Venus Raj admitted that she was hurt by the criticisms of people about her hairstyle during the Bb. Pilipinas 2011 coronation night.
“Masakit sa akin. Actually umiyak ako dahil doon after the coronation night. Pagod na pagod ako noong araw na iyon tapos may trabaho ako kinaumagahan,” she told “Showbiz News Ngayon.”
According to Raj, she was not able to hold her emotions when she read people’s tweets.
“Noong binabasa ko ang mga tweets ng mga tao na ganoon ang naging komento...sobrang pagod ka, stressed ka rin tapos ganoon pa ang mababasa mo, hindi mo mapipigilang maging emotional,” she explained.
Last April 10, Raj had her last walk as Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2010.
She was in the pageant to turn over the crown to Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2011 Shamcey Supsup.
However, rather than being mesmerized by the beauty of the contestants, people in the social networking site Twitter noticed and criticized Raj’s curly hairstyle.
Although the beauty queen confessed that she was offended, she does not blame anybody for what happened.
“Actually it was my make-up artist and hair stylist’s idea. Professional itong mga taong ito. Alam nila kung ano ang maayos para sa iyo. Siguro nagkataon lang na nag-experiment kami during that time. Hindi ko naman sinisisi sila. Ako naman pinapalipas ko lang ang mga ganoong bagay,” she related.