Cute Filipina Girl No.1 (Marian Rivera - Sabay-Sabay Tayo)





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Published on Apr 28, 2009

Marian Rivera (born Marian Rivera Gracia on August 12, 1984 in Madrid, Spain) is a Filipina actress and commercial model. Her first TV role came in 2005 via TAPE Inc.'s afternoon drama, Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako in the lead. However, her breakout role did not come until 2007 when she was cast for the title role in the Philippine remake of MariMar.
Marian Rivera was born in to Francisco Javier Alonso Gracia, a Spaniard who is fluent in Tagalog and English aside from his native Spanish, and Amalia Rivera, a Filipina. When her parents separated 2 years after her birth, Rivera and her mom left Spain and flew back to her mother's hometown in Cavite. She graduated BS Psychology at De La Salle University-Dasmariñas.
Rivera first starred in an afternoon soap operas for TAPE Inc. and GMA Network including Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako, Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat and Pinakamamahal along with Oyo Boy Sotto. She was also seen in Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues, also with Oyo Boy Sotto. Later GMA Network cast her into mother roles for the afternoon Philippine-Malaysian drama Muli with Alfred Vargas and Super Twins.[3]

In 2006, Rivera signed a contract for Regal Films that she was casted in the horror movie, Pamahiin along with Dennis Trillo and Iya Villania.[4]

In 2007, starred the title role of MariMar, which premiered on August 13, 2007 and made history in the Philippine Television by having the highest final episode rating. Later, Rivera was awarded in GMMSF Inc. in the 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards.[5]

Rivera also starred in two MMFF movie entries such as Bahay Kubo and Desperadas. In 2008, Rivera's starred her first leading lady movie with Richard Gutierrez in the romantic-comedy My Best Friend's Girlfriend.

In 2008, Rivera played the role of Dyesebel. Dingdong Dantes, who was her leading man in MariMar, pairs up with Rivera as Fredo. Rivera played the role of a mermaid under the ocean. It aired on April 28, 2008.

Marian was also featured in Ogie Alcasid's video "Kung Sakali" and Regine Velasquez "Shine".

Marian was recently did a movie with Dingdong Dantes and her Desperadas co-star Iza Calzado, One True Love, .In 2009 she then, played the role of "Nieves" The Engkanto Slayer in her title episode of Shake, Rattle & Roll X, an MMFF entry, where she received praises due to her comedic timing. Also, she worked with singer and songwriter Ogie Alcasid along with Desperadas main stars, in the second movie of Desperadas"

Currently, she can be seen with Dingdong Dantes in their 3rd drama show together, "Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang". is not as successful as her first two series.

Just last April 23, 2009, GMA-7 Senior Vice President (SVP) for Entertainment announced that Marian Rivera is television's newest Mars Ravelo's Darna . It was said that she will have a full length story as opposed to the previously promoted team up with Captain Barbell, however the said hero may also guest in the Darna show. Once the project pushes through, she is the second Filipina actress then who, next to Vilma Santos, has played both Dyesebel and Darna in Philippine show business industry.
Marian is an only child and her parents divoreced when she was only 2 years old. Though, she has half-sisters from her father. She and her father did not talk for 5 years and in a Birthday concert for her and Dingdong Dantes, her father greeted Marian which made her break down in tears.

She dated Ervic Vijandre, a De La Salle University graduate and a model.

In 2008, she was involved in the break up of Dingdong Dantes and Karylle stating that she was the cause of their break up as a third party. All 3 denied the rumors.

Marian is now being linked to on-screen partner Dingdong Dantes but says that they are only good friends that go out on dates.

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    • Standard YouTube License
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  • Artist

    • Marian Rivera
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    • Marian Rivera: Retro Crazy
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    • Believe Music (on behalf of Universal Records), and 6 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

    • Chichiquita (Cha Cha Mix)
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    • Jessica Jay
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    • Chichiquita
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    • Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
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    • WMG, Gruppo F (on behalf of The Saifam Group Srl); CMRRA, UMPI, UMPG Publishing, and 8 Music Rights Societies


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