MANILA – The female friend of Vhong Navarro who is now accusing the host of attempted rape is no neophyte in the world of show business.
Model Deniece Cornejo has appeared in a number of ABS-CBN shows, including “Dugong Buhay” with Ejay Falcon and “Honesto” with Paulo Avelino.
In what appears to be her Instagram account are photos with captions indicating that she just came from a ”Dugong Buhay” taping.
She was also once cast in an episode of the long-running drama anthology “Maalala Mo Kaya.”
Apart from acting and modeling, Cornejo is also an entrepreneur, who runs the online fashion business, Dark Closet International.
Cornejo made the headlines this week after Navarro tagged her as the woman he visited at her condominium unit at the Bonifacio Global City where he was beaten up by a group of men.
But the model-actress on Monday insisted that she was the victim.
“Isa lang po masasabi ko. If you want justice, I’ll give you the real justice. Mataas, napakataas ng paghanga ko sa mga lalaki na marunong rumespeto at ipagtanggol ang mga kababaihan. Kung meron mang inosente at biktima rito, wala nang iba kung hindi ako,” she told ABS-CBN News.
Cornejo said she initially wanted to keep the incident under wraps and had no choice but to speak up because her reputation has been affected by Navarro’s statements.