Venus Raj, Raissa Laurel, Dingdong Dantes included in People Asia Magazine’s ‘People of the Year’ 2010 list

By on Jan 11, 2011 in Asia, Lifestyle Comments

Manila, PhilippinesVenus Raj, Raissa Laurel, and Dingdong Dantes are only among the important personalities of last year who are included in People Asia Magazine’s ‘People of the Year’ 2010 list.

Venus Raj is the 22-year old, 5’9″ tall, fourth runner-up in the Miss Universe 2010 beauty pageant, and rose to fame not only for bringing pride to the country but also for ‘major major’ answer to William Baldwin’s question.

President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III (PNoy), who was also awarded as People of the Year 2009 attended the event which was held on January 10, Monday, at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City.

The bachelor president presented the award to Raissa Laurel, the 23-year-old law student who lost both of her legs during the September 2010 bar exams blast but showed courage and inspiration.

Local actor and YES Pinoy Foundation founder Dingdong Dantes was also among named as People of the Year 2010 that night, who said in a news interview that the award will motivate him to make more good things in 2011.

Below is the complete list of People Asia Magazine’s People of the Year’ 2010.

Venus Raj, Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up

Raissa Laurel, September 2010 bar exams blast victim

Dingdong Dantes, actor and YES Pinoy Foundation founder

Juan Ponce Enrile, Senate President

Josie Cruz Natori, Internationally renowned fashion designer

Mike Enriquez, broadcast journalist (GMA News)

Kenneth Cobonpue, acclaimed furniture designer

Rachy Cuna, Floral architect

Rhett Eala, the fashion designer who made the Philippine map an iconic and enduring fashion symbol

Ryan Cayabyab, musician, singer, composer, and also known as ‘Maestro’

Felino Palafox Jr., architect

Fr. Mocky Evangelista of the Tuloy Foundation

Jaime Bautista, Philippine Airlines (PAL) president and CEO

Thierry Tea, President and CEO of Eurocopter Philippines (who mobilized his helicopters for rescue missions during typhoon Ondoy)

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