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Miss Phlippines-Universe Venus Raj is Happy with Boyfriend Andrei Felix

Updated on February 1, 2015

2010 Miss Universe-Philippines

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Venus Raj then 22 years of age of Bato, Camarines Sur, Philippines, bagged 4th place in the annual Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 23, 2010.
Venus Raj then 22 years of age of Bato, Camarines Sur, Philippines, bagged 4th place in the annual Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 23, 2010.
Venus Raj then 22 years of age of Bato, Camarines Sur, Philippines, bagged 4th place in the annual Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 23, 2010.

2010 4th runner-up Miss Universe-Philippines is in love with boyfriend

2010 4th runner-up Miss Universe-Philippines Venus Raj told a showbiz personality that she and another showbiz personality are related. The Filipina beauty turned celebrity told Vice Ganda on “Gandang Gabi Vice” that Andrei Felix is her boyfriend for months and that she’s happy and in-love with him.

Their loveteam dubbed “VenDrei” has been a favorite issue in social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The love-struck couple appreciated the monicker.

Childhood, degree, other titles

Youngest of 5 children, Venus was born Maria Venus Bayonito Raj in Doha, Qatar on July 7, 1988 and raised in Camsur, Philippines. Her father was an Indian national and her mother, a Filipina.

She graduated her Bachelor’s degree in Communication major in Journalism with Cum Laude honors. Other beauty tilts which she won include 2007 Miss Bicolandia, 2008 Miss Philippines Earth Eco Tourism and 2010 Binibining Pilipinas Universe.

Star Magic talent, MYX host, video jockey and writer

The Star Magic talent Andrei Felix who was born Alexander M.Felix II on May 22, 1983 is hosting MYX and is the video jockey (VJ). MYX is a Filipino cable TV network owned by ABS-CBN corporation based in Quezon City, which targets youth audiences for the primary purpose of playing music videos.

Andrei, who also writes to MYX Magazine, was rumored to have been linked romantically to actress Jennylyn Mercado but said no, they were just good friends.

Co-host in abs-cbn morning show

A segment of ABS-CBN morning show “Umagang Kay Ganda” are co-hosted by Venus Raj and Andrei Felix.
The source revealed Andrei is Venus first showbiz boyfriend, but had 2 boyfriends in Bicol while in high school.

Source: Noypistuff

Related: Miss Philippines Gloria Diaz declared Persona Non Grata

Original Title: Cebuanos declared Miss Philippines Gloria Diaz Persona Non Grata over her comment on Miss Phlippines-Universe Venus Raj

1969 Miss Universe Gloria Diaz was quoted to have said: “a Cebuana can hardly speak English and Tagalog". This reportedly angers the people of Cebu. Actually Miss Gloria Diaz was misquoted. What she wants to convey was if- for instance- a beauty contestant is from Cebu and can’t speak well in English or Tagalog, she should speak or reply in the dialect which she feels at home. It was Miss Gloria Diaz remarks on the issue: Should Philippine candidate joining international beauty tilts be provided interpreter?,

This incident stems from the 2010 Miss Universe pageant which concluded last August 23 at the 12,000 seat-capacity Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, where during the Question and Answer Portion, 4th runnerup 2010 Miss Universe Maria Venus Raj’s started her reply with “Major, Major …”

In her privilege speech, Congresswoman Rachel “Cutie” del Mar of Cebu said the Cebuanos are mad at the former beauty queen‘s unreasonable pronouncement and that their anger could only be appeased by letting Diaz ask a public apology from the Cebuanos. In fact the provincial officials are talking of passing a resolution to declare Diaz persona non grata. The vice-mayor’s league of the Philippines, Cebu provincial Federation Chapter as represented by Toledo City Vice Mayor Arlene Zambo said that the organization is one in declaring Diaz persona non-grata in the entire Cebu province.

Diaz failed to answer the call for her to ask public apology but issued an explanation that appeared “unapologetic, sarcastic and callous” to the sensibilities of the Cebuanos, according to the privilege speech of Rep. del Mar.

Diaz has offered explanation to say that she said nothing about Cebuanos not knowing how to speak English and Tagalog. She made mention of Cebu not to insult the Cebuanos but to illustrate a point, an example, that a beauty contestant must be given the privilege to talk in the language she feels comfortable with via an interpreter.

Senator Sergio Osmena III , a Cebuano himself come to the defense of 1969 Miss Universe Gloria Diaz - turned actress: "She was misinterpreted and misunderstood. What she meant is - do not answer in English if you are not too fluent. Use the language you are most comfortable with. After all, the sponsor provides interpreters. I agree with her," the senator said.

Update about Venus Raj-Andrei Felix relationship

Beauty queen-turned TV host, Venus Raj have finally broken up with long-time boyfriend Andrei Felix. According to rumors, the celebrity couple dubbed VenDrei has decided to end their relationship after more than a year. Venus manager, Jonas Gaffud has reportedly confirmed the break-up which happened last April 29.

According to, dated July, 2013, Venus Raj on Why She Broke Up with Andrei Felix: "He was the reason why my family alienated me."

“We came to the point where my siblings and I were fighting. They were asking me to choose between him and them. When I chose him, my siblings and I cut our communication for few months. I missed my family,” Venus confirmed.

Now based in Metro Manila, she enjoys driving herself around the city despite the heavy traffic. Venus is currently taking up Community Development at the University of the Philippines - Diliman. Coming from a humble beginnings, she wants to help develop rural communities.

Right now, she’s appearing on GMA News TV’s “Day Off,” switching jobs with deserving employees so they can take a break.

Jan. 13, 2015 andreifelix Instagram Valley Diner Restaurant Inc re picture marked 209 22:

Bagay ba? Baka hindi na ako babalik ng Pilipinas. Binigyan Lang Ako Ng Tubig Nainlove Na Ako Eh. Maganda At Guwapo Magiging Anak Ko Kapag Eto Mapangasawa Ko Eh (Match? I may not go back to Philippines. I was given water and fell in love. Beautiful and handsome would be my son if this would be my wife)


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      6 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

      I was so delighted with your visit. And thanks for dropping by, Anjo.

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      Anjo Bacarisas II 

      6 years ago from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

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