Official statement of the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. regarding the replacement of crowned Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Ma. Venus Raj:
“Today, March 29, 2010, Bb. Pilipinas Charities, Inc., (BPCI) decided, with a heavy heart to let Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2010 Ma. Venus Raj go, after the organization discovered inconsistencies contained in her birth records, in contrast to her personal accounts of her birth.”
Venus will be replaced by 2nd runner-up Helen Nicollete Henson.
I wonder why not the 1st runner-up? Isn't she the next in line? Oh well.