- Marian Rivera was chosen to judge the 70th Miss Universe happening on December 12, 2021 in Israel
- The 37-year-old actress confirmed the news in a media conference held today
- According to Marian, she felt "honored" to be part of the prestigious pageant’s selection committee
- A few days ago, fans speculated that Marian will serve as a judge in the upcoming pageant due to her stunning post on Instagram
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Marian Rivera has finally confirmed the circulating rumors that she will be part of the Miss Universe 2021 judging panel.
According to GMA Entertainment, the Kapuso Primetime Queen shared the good news in a conference held today, December 3.
“Minsan lang ito dumating at bakit hindi ko tatanggapin? Mahirap iwan ang mga anak ko pero naniniwala ako na balang araw ay maiintindihan nila kung gaano ka-importante ito,” she said.
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The actress also said she felt honored to be part of the selection committee of the prestigious pageant's 70th edition.
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“Minsan lang mabigyan ng ganito kahalagang gagampanan sa isang organization na ganito. Malaking karangalan ito.”
As per Manila Bulletin, netizens speculated that Marian will serve as a judge in the upcoming pageant after she posted a stunning photo of her and wrote “Honored” and “#Grateful” in the caption.
Her husband, Dingdong Dantes, even commented, “Miss u.”
According to Inquirer.net, Marian would not be the first Filipino to take on the role. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach was chosen as a judge in 2017, while Lea Salonga was part of the pageant’s panel of judges in 2011.
Marian Rivera Gracia-Dantes, more popularly known as Marian Rivera, is a famous Pinay actress, endorser, and television host. She was born on August 12, 1984. Marian rose to stardom after playing the role of Marimar and also the role of superheroine Darna. She also starred in television shows such as Dyesebel, Amaya, and Temptation of Wife. The actress tied the knot with Dingdong Dantes in 2014. They now have two children, Zia and Ziggy.
On November 23, Zia's birthday, Marian uploaded photos of her daughter posing in front of her birthday cakes. Some beautiful balloon arrangements could likewise be seen in the background. In the caption, the Kapuso Primetime Queen penned a heartfelt birthday greeting for her daughter. Marian likewise wrote a message to Dingdong who is currently away from them.
A few days after, Marian has wowed a lot of netizens after she shared photos of Zia's post-birthday celebration. The photos uploaded on the actress' Instagram account showed glimpses of the celebration’s beautiful setup filled with teddy bears. The celebrity kid’s stunning three-layered cake could likewise be seen in the pictures.