*Showbiz Anniversary: January 1, 2005 *Marian started ramp modeling and eventually ventured into TV commercials. Her first two were for Skin White and Sky Flakes. *Bet you didn’t know! Marian talks to her cars, and she believes they give her good luck! *Marian named her two cars “Cariño” and “Amigo!” *She won dance competitions in school. *Her comfort food is anything chocolate. *Her most treasured item is a Sto. Niño ball that she brings with her at all times. It was given by her mother, and she considers it her lucky charm! (igma.tv)
*She speaks English and Tagalog, but since she grew up in Spain for 2 years, she speaks basic Spanish. (imdb.com)
As of March 30, 2008, the album "Marian Rivera Dance Hits" has sold over 15,000 copies and has been certified Gold by Universal Records, Inc. The certification was held and given at SOP Rules. Few weeks after the Gold Certification was given, the dance album went platinum, selling 30,000 copies nationwide. The awarding would be in the same venue at SOP RULES this Sunday, April 28,2008. (en.wikipedia.org)
When her parents separated 2 years after her birth, Rivera and her mom left Spain and flew back to her mother`s hometown in the Philippines. However, her mother had to leave to continue her work commitment abroad that she was sent to her maternal grandmother, Francisca Rivera in Bacoor, Cavite. (en.wikipedia.org)
Adjective that best describes you: Strong and sweet person Fashion: Rubber shoes, jeans and t-shirt Fashion icon: None Most treasured item: Sto. Nino, given by my mother Pet Peeves: Walang respeto sa tao, ma-pride na tao Fears: To lose my love ones Unforgettable childhood memory: Normal lang akong bata na lumaki sa Lola, naglalaro sa loob ng bahay kasama ng mga pinsan Goals: To receive an acting award Role Model: My Lola- Francisca Rivera (marianriveraonline.com)
2003 Manila Standard Today - Crush ng Bayan 2006 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World - Rank 38 2006 MOD Magazine - MOD Glam Girl 2007 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World - Rank 24 2008 Candy Magazine - Candy Rap Awards Best Local Female Star 2008 YES! Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars - included 2008 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards - Face of the Night 2008 Meg Teen Choice Awards - Favorite Female Celebrity 2008 Maxim Hot 100 Rank 2 2008 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World - Rank 1/ Philippine`s Finest 2008 Uno real hottest Rank.6 2008 Seventeen Magazine Naked Beauty - included 2008 GMA Female Newsmaker of the year 2008 Yahoo Top Searches of 2008 - included 2008 Google Fastest Rising Celebrity Searches-Rank 10 (pinoyexchange.com)
Describe life on campus. I like it. I learn a lot every day, especially about psychology. Describe Crush ng Bayan. One who is good-looking and who should be a role model. What is your biggest challenge in school? How do you cope with it? I’m especially stressed when I have one exam after another for my major subjects. I have no other choice but to study hard to cope with the pressure. What is your biggest reward? I became one of the models for ABS-CBN, which is in search of role models for the youth. I made it to the top three. I was given the chance to walk on the ramp and do print ads for Props. Why did you choose your course and your school? My school is suitably located. My course helps me understand why people act the way they do and helps me handle difficult problems I encounter in life. What is your motto as a student? Study hard. When you study hard, you learn more. What is your ultimate goal? To be a successful psychologist abroad, particularly in Spain, where my parents are, or in London, where my aunt is. How is school helping you become a better person? I learn so much in school. Now I have a better understanding of people’s behavior, why they act and react in certain ways. How do you see yourself five years from now? I see myself as a successful psychologist, able to help a lot of people by giving them the right advice.