On Venus Raj’s Controversial Bb. Pilipinas 2011 Hair

I was actually quite clueless about what had been happening in the world these past few days (hectic career transitions etc.), that was until conversations about hair came up last night. The central topic was Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2010, Miss Venus Raj.

Apparently, during the Bb. Pilipinas 2011 coronation night, our darling girl appeared onstage with crimped hair. People all over the interwebs called her Sto. Niño and that her hair stylist made her ugly. In fact, a couple of Facebook pages that are dedicated to “that horrible ‘do” have surfaced recently.

Okay, so Ms. Raj’s mane is straight again, and she had just been interviewed for Cream Silk recently.

To quote:

When a public figure like Venus Raj undergoes a transformation, it is inevitable that people talk.

The life of a beauty queen is one filled with television appearances, photo shoots, and media events, not to mention possible career opportunities. This is what is happening to Venus right now.

The demands of her blossoming career have entailed her to sport various looks to suit different roles.

But beauty does pay its price.

“Too much styling, using the curling iron, using the flat iron, rebonding really takes a toll on your hair,” says Moussa Abdayem, technique trainer and head stylist of Emphasis salon.

So once again, Venus turns to Cream Silk for a reliable beauty regimen. The beauty queen says, “Despite the torture to my hair due to over styling, thanks to Cream Silk vitamin treatment, my hair is recharged. Now, I’m happy that I’m back with my beautiful straight hair.”

Okay, so here’s her Bb. Pilipinas 2011 photo, borrowed from the official pageant website:

Our previous winner stood at the center, wearing a nice orange (tangerine?) gown.

My thoughts?

People who are familiar with this blog would also know how I’ve always had hair woes, being born with naturally curly hair. You think I’d join the bandwagon of people saying this kind of hair made her ugly? Heh.

There were times people called me Sto. Niño, especially when I was growing out my rebonded hair and my strands were an irritating mix of straight (broom-like) and curly. I take it in stride, haha. I call them “panget” or “baklang frog” in return. (Only kidding, of course. You might take me seriously. Haha!)

But Venus Raj? I think she rocked the ‘do. She didn’t aim to look like everyone else. I mean, these days it seems as if women only have either ironed hair with walis-like ends or that Korean concept of “natural” curls: (ironed) straight on top, (ironed) large waves at the bottom. Don’t get me wrong, I think those looks are lovely. It’s just that they’re becoming too common and contrived sometimes.

Straight locks or not, I believe Ms. Raj is a beautiful woman. So she changed her hairstyle for a night. Let’s cut her some slack. She still looks gorgeous anyway, especially with that statuesque figure and velvety bronzed skin. (Besides, she’s the beauty queen, we’re not. Hohohoho!)


  1. Rae Venturanza

    April 16, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Bakit nga ba the usual term for curly hair is “frizzy” or Sto. Nino hair? Like nung kay Miel, I LOVE her hair! It's so high fashion! Tapos I remember Mich Dulce's post about curly hair too hehe! ^_^

  2. The Reluctant Stylista

    April 16, 2011 at 5:15 am

    I was told by her stylist that was her original hair, or close to it. xD

  3. animetric

    April 16, 2011 at 6:44 am

    I'm blissfully unaware of the issue, haha. XD

  4. MrsMartinez

    April 16, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I watched the BB Pilipinas haha Pero un talga naisip ko… Sto Nino hair eh haha But whatever her hair is, I love her!

  5. skysenshi

    April 16, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Yeah, I remember, galit na galit si Mich Dulce about that. Haha! Di naman ako magagalit ng ganung level pero shempre support pa rin ako sa mga kulot. Haha!

  6. skysenshi

    April 16, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I actually can believe this. I noticed her hairline is quite similar to ours. Yung bang may parang kulot na baby hair waiting to pounce out of the styling gel/cream.

  7. skysenshi

    April 16, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Haha, si Franco ang nagkwento sakin. Eh super bait daw ni Ms. Raj and then I looked this up (kasi super wala akong alam talaga) and found out na medyo naiyak siya dito.

  8. skysenshi

    April 16, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Haha, well kung mukha nga namang Sto. Niño…ako I don't mind eh. Niloloko nga ako nung isa kong colleague, tinatawag niya ako minsan by the names of some classical music composers.

  9. Mom-Friday

    April 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    “my hair is recharged. Now, I'm happy that I'm back with my beautiful straight hair.” — so does it mean her curly hair was not beautiful? I think the message sent here was quite negative esp. for those with not-so-straight hair.
    I also don't have super straight hair. Siguro sa styling lang ng curly hair niya that night…it could have looked better with a different style, even if they are curly naman 🙂

  10. skysenshi

    April 17, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Mga Pinoy kasi gusto nakikita lagi stick straight hair. Puwede naman gawin na lang manageable. Kawawa tuloy mga celebrities, they're sometimes forced to abide by Pinoy tastes. Grabe din naman kasi talaga tayo maka-pintas.

    And ang hirap kasi ng may crown eh. Talagang Sto. Niño una iisipin ng mga tao. I think she's beautiful naman either way.

    Hm. The funny thing is, medyo totoo pag gumamit ka ng conditioner, depending on the amount, nakaka-straighten nga siya ng hair. In my case, mas lumalaki curls ko. Kaya malakas ako gumamit ng conditioner, kung hindi magwo-world war 3 ang kulot ko.

  11. Angeli

    April 17, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    hay, people are over reacting about this. what's wrong with curly hair? Important thing is if the hair is healthy. Straight nga pero patay naman na kaka-rebond then it's useless.. 😀

  12. skysenshi

    April 17, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    TRUE!!!! Mabuhay ang mga kulot. Hehe. 😀

  13. Smar

    April 19, 2011 at 7:29 am

    i think she can rock any hairstyle! 😀 and bagay naman sa kanya ah kahit sabihin man ng iba na “sto nino hair” yun

  14. skysenshi

    April 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Exactly! Wow, and I thought there were only a few of us thinking this. I'm so happy!

  15. gessa marie condino

    May 4, 2011 at 10:03 am

    i prefer to have curly hair.. hahaha unfortunately i have this straight hair.. lol..

  16. Angelo Pineda

    July 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm


  17. skysenshi

    July 3, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Uh, she actually does have curly hair. She was born with it.

  18. skysenshi

    July 3, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Love what you have. I'm sure you look good with it. 🙂

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