Hiiiiii!! Yesterday, I was invited by the manufacturers of Cream Silk conditioner (Unilever) along with fellow bloggers to a lavish, blushing afternoon feast at Lu Restaurant (South Joya Tower in Rockwell) to celebrate Cream Silk’s Empowered Filipina scholarship program. The place was decked from top to bottom in vibrant fuschia pink as part of happy promotions for the pink Stand Out Straight variant endorsed by…wait a minute…
Who did Cream Silk want me to meet? Have you guessed?
Here’s a MAJOR, MAJOR clue…oooh, haha, that was it!
I snapped my camera three steps away from the lovely, Venus Raj, the Philippines’ most recent finalist at the 2010 Miss Universe beauty pageant.
Venus is well-known for her beautiful, deep complexion. Read my lips, people: “Dark Skin is IN”, and I don’t mean as a trend, I mean, like the doctor, like your homework, it’s “in” aiyt? It’s there. It’s been there since the very beginning. It’s accepted and lovely and that should soooo not be a new idea and that’s not to say fair skin is not. Has anyone noticed that no one’s ever given dogs, cats, birds, or horses as big a problem as we’ve given ourselves when it comes to color? In some places it seems it’s taken centuries to embrace that. At long last, my fellow islanders, have we finally accepted that looking beautifully dark and exotic is admirable? Before I wipe this United Colors of Benetton logo off my face, I sure hope so. The Regal Raj also lays clear claim on a humble persona, genuine warmth, shiny jet black hair, and that rainbow-casting smile. Of course, towards the end of the event, I just had to have my picture taken with her.
Hey wait, let’s not get to the end too quickly! We’ve only just begun (does not sing)! Continue reading to see how an afternoon of food and freebies with her sweet and sunny vertical highness unfolded over at Lu’s!