Venus Raj reflected on being single for eight years as she announced that she's set to tie the knot with her non-showbiz boyfriend.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, Dec. 10, the Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up looked back on being single and surrendering her life to God. "I have never entered into a romantic relationship. I asked Him to protect my heart and to keep it until the right man comes," she recalled.
The former beauty queen said she was brought "to a beautiful journey of grace, joy, learning, trials, challenges, loneliness, and victories."
"In the process, I have devoted my single years in serving the Lord, serving communities, and serving my family. God is indeed the giver of good gifts, He knows His timeline for my life, and the right time has finally come," she continued.
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Raj revealed that she has found her happily ever after in a "man of God that my Father has brought me to," with whom she'll exchange "I Do's" in just a few days.
"My prayer is that, together, we will journey towards God’s will in fulfilling His purpose for our union. We pray to glorify and honor Him in our lives. We have a future ahead of us, it will not be perfect, but God is the anchor that will keep secure," she said.
Raj gave a message of hope for those who are still waiting—and praying—for "The One."
"Please know that God hears your prayers and He knows the desires of your heart. The answer might be wait, yes, or no, but one thing is for sure: He knows what’s best for you. Trust His process," she concluded.
Raj represented the Philippines at the prestigious Miss Universe pageant in 2010, where she finished 4th runner-up. After the tilt, she made some television appearances as a host and actress. She's now a community servant and a podcast host.