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Shamcey and Venus: Tale of two beauties

Shamcey Supsup

Venus Raj

MISS Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup finally addressed the issue that she is being pitted against her predecessor, Venus Raj.

“Alam mo wala, wala talagang competition,” Supsup said.

“Me and Venus are different persons and we have different personalities. She’s more of the kalog…people-person type of girl. Ako, I’m more reserved at saka my interests are different. Siya into singing, and dancing ako.

“Si Venus helped me especially during my preparation [for Miss Universe 2011] she has helped me, trained me. Even if I’m older than [she is], parang I feel [like] she’s a big sister to me,” the 25-year-old said about Raj.

Raj, 22, placed fourth runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant last year. She is currently one of the hosts of ABS-CBN morning program “Umagang Kay Ganda” (UKG).

Supsup denied that she will replace Raj in “UKG.”

“Wala po, hindi po. Wala pong katotohanan ‘yon. Venus is a good friend of mine. She’s a good host and I wouldn’t speak of anything na ganoon. I wouldn’t do anything like that,” she stressed.

Supsup hinted, though, that she and Raj may work together in a project.

“We are still planning it all out. Kumbaga we are still trying to filter ‘yung mga projects [that] I’m going to do. So hindi pa kami sure. Wala pang definite plan,” she said.

Supsup also extended her support to Filipinos in areas affected by recent typhoons.

“To everyone who was devastated by storms, I would say na there’s always hope every day. I believe naman that Filipinos usually are very resilient and they still have a reason to smile,” she said.

“I think we just have to help each other out. It’s about teamwork. It’s bayanihan kaya whatever we can do to help, we would try our best and hopefully we could all…parang come out of this tragedy. Kasi lagi namang may solusyon sa lahat ng problema.”

Supsup is scheduled to help typhoon victims in Bulacan on Saturday.

Last week, she went to Corazon Aquino High School in Baseco, Tondo to hand out relief goods to residents affected by recent typhoons.

*** Anne Curtis sorry for smoking photo

ACTRESS and television host Anne Curtis has extended her sincerest apologies for the controversy raised by her photo on the cover of “Rogue” magazine.

She said she sorry in response to Philippine Medical Association (PMA) members who expressed displeasure towards her photo that showed her holding a cigarette while standing on a balcony in Paris.

“I think it’s proper to really apologize to the people who were offended,” Curtis said.

Although hurt by the criticisms garnered by her photograph, the actress said she understands where the anti-smoking advocates are coming from.

“Siyempre, na-sad din kami because it was given that kind of publicity. But at the same time nai-intindihan naman din namin ‘yung point nila,” she said.

According to Curtis, it was not their intention to promote smoking in the said image.

She also clarified that she is not a smoker in real life. “I do not smoke, so I do not promote smoking, just to be clear also,” she stressed.

Meanwhile, Curtis has expressed her thrill over the success of her latest movie, “No Other Woman.”

The film which also stars Derek Ramsay and Cristine Reyes has already earned P125 million.

Curtis said she is still overwhelmed by their movie’s success.

She exclaimed, “In 5 days naka-P100 million na yung ‘No Other Woman.’ Sabi ko talaga, ‘What?’ Kasi it’s my first time to experience that sa movie ko, so ang overwhelming. Tapos, hindi siya nagsi-sink in sa akin.”

A victory party was held on Wednesday to celebrate the success of “No Other Woman.” (MNS)


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