Venus Raj Comes To Ariella Arida’s RescueFilipina beauty queen Venus Raj is out to defend Miss Universe contender Ariella Arida against her critics.
Arida has gotten into hot water for an interpretation of one of her comments during a recent interview.
According to Raj, the issue is just that – the beauty queen got her comments misinterpreted by people.
Raj said in an interview with the Philippine Entertainment Portal that people should know that a candidate, or any woman for that matter, does not want to hurt another race, other people or another candidate.
We know this, Raj said.
“Siguro, ang ibig sabihin lang ni Ara, na usually kasi ang mga Latinas, they use an interpreter in the beauty pageant, in the competition,” Raj said adding that Arida may have wanted to say that not every Latina is fluent in English.
Raj said that she knows Arida meant no disrespect with her comment.
“Hindi niya naman gusto na talagang i-bash o manakit ng ibang race,” the beauty queen said of Arida.
Raj also mentioned that she is sad because of the whole issue because we Filipinos should be supporting each other. She said that we should be Arida’s strength as she competes in Miss Universe.
“Hindi yung aalis siya dito, tapos ang maiiwan pa at ang parang pabaon pa natin ay sama ng loob at pamba-bash,” she said, saying that every Filipino should unite to support Arida.
Nonetheless, Raj feels that the current controversy surrounding Arida’s comment will not affect her chances of winning the title. Raj said that it will likely do little to affect Arida’s chance of winning as she is very determined.
Raj affirmed that she Arida has all her trust.
According to Raj, her fellow beauty queen’s strength lies in her “really strong personality” and her high confidence level.
“Yung parang kahit saan mo siya ilagay, kahit saan mo siya dalhin, lalaban at lalaban siya…feeling ko, iyon yung magiging strength niya,” Raj said.
As for Mo Twister who, some say, twisted Arida’s comment for controversy, Raj said that it is sad that he had to make a big issue out of it.
She said that we should all just unite to help Arida.