First of all, it’s Deniece Milinette Cornejo, not Denise Millet Cornejo, as previously misidentified by certain blogs and media entities.
She was first mentioned by the It’s Showtime host, in his interview with Boy Abunda on Buzz Ng Bayan on January 26, as the woman who invited him to her Bonifacio Global City condominium on the night of January 22.
As many may know by now, Vhong was mauled in the condominium by, according to him, six or seven men—including businessman Cedric Lee, a friend of Deniece.
Deniece is a 22-year-old model who has done work for several companies, including the fashion label Mossimo.
Back in 2012, in a call center-industry magazine called After Call, writer Pio Granada described her as “independent, professional, and responsible.”
She has appeared in several print ad campaigns for beauty brands Body Shop and KB Whitening, eyewear company Executive Optical, Standard Insurance, and did bit projects for BDO (formerly Banco De Oro), Smart Communications, Jollibee, and Shakey’s Pizza among others.
She has also done work for advertorial videos and television commercials, including a part where she acted as a body double for Gretchen Barretto in the Ivi Ryo Collagen TV commercial.
In the Buzz Ng Bayan interview, Vhong said it was supposed to be a friendly meeting with Denise Millet Cornejo. “Friendly meeting ito, hindi ko girlfriend [yung babae]. Hindi ako gagawa ng move kung wala syang motibo. May nangyari pero walang sexual intercourse. wala akong kalmot o sugat. Malinaw na gusto nya ang nangyari.”