Venus Raj building dream house for family

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 23 2010 08:43 PM | Updated as of Dec 25 2010 04:53 AM

MANILA,Philippines- It’s another major, major dream come true for Venus Raj.

The Miss Universe 4th runner-up-winner's dream of having a new home will be realized soon.

From living in a nipa hut in Camarines Sur, the 22-year-old beauty queen and her family will have their own 2-bedroom bungalow.

Work on the house has started.

Her mother, Esther Raj, expressed happiness over the 168 square-meter dream house that the beauty titlist is giving them.

Raj’s stepfather, Leopoldo, meanwhile said he is overwhelmed with the blessings they received due to Venus' success. 

The family recalled the tough times they faced in their early years.

Esther said their Yuletide feast will be different from the simple celebrations they used to have.

The entire Raj family from San Vincente Bato, Camarines Sur, will fly to Manila to celebrate the Yuletide season together.

Venus said that she is thankful for the many blessings she has received .

The "Showtime" guest judge vowed to give her family a joyous Noche Buena for this year.