Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up Maria Venus Raj adds another milestone to her resume!
The 28-year-old former beauty queen recently earned her master's degree in Community Development from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
On Wednesday, June 7, Venus uploaded her graduation photo and thanked everyone who became part of her journey.
The former beauty queen also reminded her followers that the desire to learn should not end after college graduation.
Her full caption read: "To those who became instruments in making this journey possible, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
"I can never boast of this moment, this is all by the grace of God.
"Sa lahat ng magsisipagtapos, let us still consider ourselves students of this life.
"Never stop learning. When we stop learning, we stop growing.
"There are far more lessons that we have to discover. Don't be afraid of the process, God is with you."
She finished her caption with the hashtags #GodIsFaithful, #HeIsAble, and #InMyWeaknessHeIsStrong.
In a separate Instagram post, Venus had a groufie with her thesis adviser and approving panel.
The TV personality also revealed that she almost quit while completing her thesis titled Spirituality As A Pillar of Disaster Resilience: Experience and Images of Spirituality among Small Fisherfolks in Bato, Camarines Sur.
She recalled, "Dumarating pala talaga 'yong oras na parang ayaw mo na. I was in the verge of quitting while writing my thesis.
"But God's encouragement, grace, and assurance sustained me along this process."
Venus also gave words of encouragement to those who are going through the same experience.
She said, "To those who are still writing their thesis, kaya niyo yan!!! Work hard, as if it all depends on you.
"But pray harder, as if you have not worked at all. #InMyWeaknessHeIsStrong #HeIsAble #GodIsFaithful"
Before joining the Binibining Pilipinas and Miss Universe pageants, Venus finished her bachelor's degree in Journalism at Bicol University in Albay in 2008.