So did you catch the Season Premiere of “The People’s Queen” on the TFC Channel (if you’re overseas) or either the Lifetime or MYX TV Channels (on Skycable)? It’s a very entertaining reality series following two (2) pageant experts (Cece Asuncion and Voltaire Tayag) – who also happen to be my friends – take in five beautiful ladies into one big house for a series of trainings and personality improvements (including a generous dash of confessions from each one of them).
I’m pretty sure you are familiar with most of the five recruits: newly-crowned Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez, newly-appointed Miss Supranational USA 2018 Katrina Dimaranan, former Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Communities titleholder Michelle Thorlund, Blasian beauty Nikita McElroy and Jenny Levy.
Watch videos of the show’s teaser below, plus the TFC interview with Cece Asuncion and Katrina Dimaranan.
If you missed watching the first episode last October 24, it will run from the start once more this coming November on the Metro Channel.
Photo credit: Felix Manuel of OPMB
Right after winning Reina Hispanoamericana 2017, Teresita “Win-Wyn” Marquez flew back to New York where she is currently spending a short vacation to rest, visit relatives/family friends and touch base with Fil-Am supporters who went all-out for her during the competition in Bolivia.
After Washington DC and Pennsylvania, she headed to Long Island where the topmost and bottom photos were taken (courtesy of my friend Felix Manuel). Along with brother Yeoj, she thanked the Filipinos who stayed by her side in support during her interview with the TFC Channel’s “Balitang America”.
Tomorrow, she will do a Grand Tour of Manhattan before finally packing her bags for her trip back to the Philippines on the night of the 11th. She will arrive in Manila mid-morning on Monday with the Victory Presscon tentatively scheduled for the afternoon.
Wyn in South Hampton, NY
Wyn in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Wyn in Long Island with brother Yeoj (leftmost) and family friends.
video courtesy of YouTube/MaVenusRaj
When Miss Philippines Venus Raj was handpicked by one of the Miss Universe 2010 main sponsors (Farouk System) to do a promotional shoot in San Francisco together with Miss USA Rima Fakih, she took this opportunity to drop by the international office of ABS-CBN in Burlingame for an interview aired over TFC (The Filipino Channel) and ABS-CBN (via SNN – Showbiz News Ngayon).
Here’s another interview of Venus with Balitang Amerika as facilitated by former ABS-CBN news anchor Gel Santos-Relos:
video courtesy of YouTube/TFCBalitangAmerica
During the Las Vegas Welcome Sign Photoshoot. Miss Philippines Venus Raj poses with Miss Puerto Rico Mariana Vicente and Miss Uruguay Stephany Ortega
And yet another TV interview of Venus on Balitang America…
Video courtesy of YouTube/TFCBalitangAmerica
Venus has really blossomed and her confidence level is shining through.