Deniece Cornejo joined “Hep, Hep, Hooray” on Wowowee when it was still on ABS-CBN in 2009. In that Wowowee segment, Wowowee co-host Mariel Rodriguez hailed Deniece Cornejo as a look-alike of Kapamilya talent Diane Medina. She was also asked by another Wowowee host Pokwang if she wants to join showbiz. Deniece eagerly replied and said: “Sure, why not?”
Also in 2009, she uploaded a Youtube video to promote her Multiply account.
Zoom fast to 2013, a more mature and sleek Deniece Cornejo sporting a new (surgically-enhanced?) face, is back as a self-styled international model and stylist. She produced a video and styled herself, entitled “Dark Closet International by Deniece Cornejo.”
Is Kat Alano a victim of rape by Vhong Navarro 9 years ago? This has been one of the rumors circulating after Kat Alano came out on Twitter with cryptic posts in support of Deniece Cornejo. This was further fueled by Deniece Cornejo saying in her public interviews yesterday that there are 5 women who texted their support to her who were also raped by Vhong Navarro in the past but were too afraid to come out. In Twitter, Kat Alano said: “Be brave. We are beside you. Be strong. We will prevail.” Then she followed it up with: “Why is it people are so quick to defend rapists and demonize the victims? Open your eyes people.” A follower of her replied to her post: “@katalano maybe because this time it’s the other way around.” and Kat Alano responded by saying: “no it’s not. That is an ignorant and unfounded statement.”
Kat said she does not know Deniece Cornejo or Cedric Lee personally when a basher asked her that obviously she was just saying those things because she is a friend of Deniece and Cedric, “Obviously she’s a friend of either Cedric or Deniece. :)”. Kat Alano replied: “I don’t know either of them. Be careful what you say ‘obviously’ about.”
She then posted more musings about rape: “For every idiot that says that a woman ever ASKED for it, sana mangyari din sa inyo. Then let society tell you, you asked for it.” “Read about rape and the effects it has on its victims and who the predators usually are. People here are very misinformed.”
And she posted a meaningful message to bashers who kept on sending her messages on Twitter. She said: “For those messaging me. The truth will prevail. Be patient.” Photo credits: Twitter.
Deniece Cornejo, appearing with Cedric Lee and Bernice Lee, said she is ready to file charges against Vhong Navarro for attempting to rape her.
“Isa lang po masasabi ko. If you want justice, I’ll give you the real justice. Mataas, napakataas ng paghanga ko sa mga lalaki na marunong rumespeto at ipagtanggol ang mga kababaihan. Kung meron mang inosente at biktima rito, wala nang iba kung hindi ako.”
“Vhong, hindi ko kailangang umiyak, ipakita na awang awa ako sa sarili ko. Sa lahat ng mga naniniwala at sumusuporta sa tao, lalo na sa ’yo – at wala akong kalaban-laban dahil alam kong marami kang napasayang tao – magaling kang artista, idolo kita. Pero sa mata ng prinsipyo, ang mali ay mananatiling mali at hinding hindi mananalo ang kasamaan sa kabutihan.”
Deniece Cornejo said she initially wanted to keep silent saying she wanted to lead a private life however, she was left with no choice but to speak up because her reputation has been affected by Vhong Navarro’s statements.
“Uulitin ko. As much as possible, gusto kong maging pribado buhay ko at ayokong lumaki nang ganito. Hindi ko ito pinili, pinili niya ito. Pero kung ang pangalan ko ang nakasalalay dito at reputasyon ko, ibang usapan na ‘yun.”
“I’ve consulted my lawyer. Pero for now, medyo nato-trauma ako sa mga ganyang ugali at saka pangyayari.”
Deniece Cornejo denied that Vhong Navarro has been courting her.
“Hindi naman po nanliligaw. Siguro na-impress siya, na gusto niya ako.”
She cannot tell if Vhong Navarro himself told her that he likes her, she said: “Hindi ko masabi… Kasi ano siya, komedyante.” But she was shocked by Vhong Navarro’s sexual advances. “Opo… Gustong gusto kong lumaban,” she said.
Deniece Cornejo admitted that she is related to a top executive of GMA Network. “Lolo ko po ‘yung isa sa mga matataas na posisyon sa kabilang network,” she said, without mentioning anyone. We have learned that it was Mr. Rod Cornejo, who retired from GMA and Atty. Felipe Gozon, already denied that he is related to Deniece Cornejo.