UK Today News: Miss Philippines- Universe 2010 Maria Venus Bayonito Raj Is An Asian Favorite For The Miss Universe 2010 Crown
Miss Philippines – Universe 2010 Maria Venus Bayonito Raj won the Binibining Pilipinas Universe title on the 6th of March 2010 and will be representing her country at the Miss Universe 2010 pageant, which takes place on August 23rd in Las Vegas, USA.
After a very controversial dethronement of her crown that took place on March 29 – which occurred as a result of alleged inconsistencies in her certificate of birth – the 22 year old fought back and after several campaigns supporting her, Maria Venus Raj was finally reinstated her prized crown on April 10.
Prior to winning the Miss Philippines- Universe 2010 title, Maria Raj won Miss Philippines Earth Eco Tourism 2008 and Ms. Bicolandia 2007.
Inspite of all the controversies, she has displayed a very strong and determined attitude and the passion within her is clearly visible as she goes on to battle 82 other beauties at the 2010 Miss Universe pageant. Her resilient spirit has made her one of the Asian favorites to win the Miss Universe 2010 crown.