Venus Raj inspires 2013 Miss Bikini Philippines Janicel Lubina

The young and promising Janicel Lubina is now proudly wearing a crown and set to represent the country in the 38th Miss Bikini International in Sanya, China later this year.

The 18-year-old Palawan native Lubina is not new in joining beauty contests. Before becoming the 2013 Miss Bikini Philippines winner, she also crowned as 2012 Mutya ng Palawan and a candidate of Miss Scuba Philippines, which brought her to Bali, Indonesia, for the Miss Scuba International pageant where she made it to the Top 5.

Lubina shares, she was inspired by Venus’ life story who, like her, was raised in a farm and grew up in poverty. She also hopes to follow in the footsteps of her idol Venus and represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant someday.

Currently, Lubina is busy preparing for the Miss Bikini International pageant in China this November.

The delayed telecast of the Coronation Night of Miss Bikini Philippines will be aired tonight at 10:30 on Studio 23.