Tonight our country will be cheering on Venus Raj as she competes for the Miss Universe 2010 crown. Our country will also be mourning the tragic death of 2009 Bb. Pilipinas-International Melody Gersbach.
Melody Gersbach, who was also the trainer of Miss Philippines Maria Venus Raj for the 2010 Miss Universe beauty pageant, was killed after the vehicle she and two others were riding figured in a head-on collision in Bicol on Saturday morning.Gersbach, 24, single, a Filipino-German beauty queen who won the Binibining Pilipinas International 2009, died on the spot along with her make-up artist Alden Orense and Santos Ramos, the driver of the Toyota Innova they were riding slammed head-on with a Guevarra bus at Barangay Pawili in Bula town at past 11 a.m. Saturday. The bus driver, Wilson de los Santos who initially attempted to flee the scene, eventually surrendered and is already in police custody, the report said.
Melody had earlier expressed confidence in Raj, saying she saw her fellow Bicolana grew up as a beauty queen.“I saw a potential in her that will bring her something to the international pageant,’’ she said.
Gersbach had said she told Raj “to relax and enjoy the Miss Universe pageant.’’
2009 Bb. Pilipinas-World Marie Ann Umali, said that she will remember Melody for her smile.“It’s one in a million,” said Marie Ann on the brink of tears. “It can light up a whole city. She’s one of my precious friends. I can share all my secrets with her. She’s very good in giving advice. I’ll treasure all the memories I have with her. I’m starting to miss her so much.”
This is such a tragic death, Melody was only 24 years old and had so much to live for. Rest in Peace our queen. You will forever be in our hearts and truely be missed.We know tonight you will be watching over Venus as she competes for the Miss Universe 2010 title!
Until next time! Iyo Tunay<3
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