Venues Raj squelch the rumour that her recent inclusion in Umagang Kay Ganda, the ABS CBN early morning news show, is the reason why some of the veteran and long time anchors were leaving. The beauty queen and holder of the 2010 Binibining Pilipinas-Universe and Miss Universe 4th runner up simply dismiss ed nonchalantly and laughed off the speculations that she is behind the leaving of Rica Peralejo and some hosts who had been regulars in the show.
The 22 year old Venus will be joined by former host and veteran veejay Iya Villania whose part will be to discuss the hottest issues and trends on showbiz for the UKG. Venus also has other engagement under her contract with ABS CBN management and one of it is being a part of ‚ÄúBarangay Bida,‚Äù another segment which airs every Friday.
The speculation sprung when Rica Peralejo bid adieu from the show where she had been an active host since it premiered last June 25, 2007. Venus explained that she is not in any position or authority to demand who would be removed or included in the show. She clarified that some hosts left the show because of other more pressing engagements. As for Rica, Venus related that she heard news that Rica would be studying again. Rica wants to concentrate on her studies thus, she has to leave the show.
Other unnamed hosts who planned on leaving plans to focus on other projects. Some of them would be concentrating on news casting. She reiterated that she is not the primary reason for their leaving. Raj also never failed to shower praises to her co hosts stating that they are a very accommodating bunch and working with them would be easy. She stated that it would not be hard for them to adjust because the hosts are kind and warm people.
Critics also claimed that she does not have expertise on the field of hosting but the beauty queen meekly replied that critics have the right to express their own opinion. She does not feel any vigilance toward them. Instead, she asked for a chance so she could prove her talent in the show. She assured the fans that she would not be accepting the project if she feels that she is incapable of doing the task. Venus Raj related these in an interview on The Buzz last Sunday.