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Marian Rivera Gracia-Dantes (born Marian Gracia y Rivera; 12 August 1984 in Madrid, Spain), known professionally as Marian Rivera, is a Spanish Filipino commercial model and actress, best known for her roles in MariMar, Dyesebel, Amaya, and Temptation of Wife.
As a recording artist, Rivera has released two studio albums: the Marian Rivera Dance Hits and Retro Crazy. She starred in such films as My Bestfriend’s Girlfriend, You To Me Are Everything, and Panday 2.
She was included in 2011’s Top 20 Endorsers. She was hailed as FHM Magazine’s Sexiest Woman in 2008, 2013, and 2014, setting the record of three cumulative victories through voting online and SMS.
Marian Rivera was born in Madrid, Spain to Francisco Javier Gracia Alonso, a Spaniard, and Amalia Rivera, a Filipina from Cavite. Her parents separated when she was two years old, after which her mother brought her to the Philippines where she grew up. However, her mother had to leave to continue her work commitment abroad and Rivera was sent to her maternal grandmother, Francisca Rivera, in Bacoor, Cavite.
Rivera pursued her elementary and high school education at Saint Francis of Assisi College System and spent her college education finishing Bachelor of Arts in psychology at De La Salle University Dasmariñas. After graduating, she worked for National Institute of Mental Health in Mandaluyong City where she gave out medicine, examinations, and evaluation of patients, among others.
Rivera was declared as FHM Magazine’s Sexiest Woman in 2008. With her victory, the FHM staff clarifies that contrary to popular impression, Rivera was already being eyed by FHM even before her career skyrocketed because of Marimar. Before arising as Top 1 in the Top 100 list, she was already listed on the list in 2006 and 2007 at #38 and #24 respectively.
She is consistently at the upper top 10 after her declaration as Philippines’ finest woman, ranking #3 in 2009, #4 in 2010 and #2 losing to Sam Pinto, in 2011.
In 2012, Rivera entered the chart at #5, her lowest since topping the said list in 2008. She became a cover for the first time on FHM through its January 2013 issue, which made her one of the biggest contenders for the title, Sexiest Woman of the World for 2013. Rivera appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine in the same month. For the third time, she was given a cover of Women’s Health in March 2013. She stated she owes her physique to Muay Thai and Wushu; both are forms of martial arts.
In 2013, Rivera was declared by FHM Philippines as “the sexiest woman in the Philippines”, making her second to reclaim the coveted title five years after she first won it (the first was Angel Locsin, who won it in ’05 and ’10). According to FHM, more than 16 million votes were cast this year, and the final tally saw Rivera raking in a total of 890,490 votes against Sam Pinto’s 778,681.
In 2013, Rivera became the image of popular brand Ginebra San Miguel following her successful stint for the brand way back 2009.
In 2009, Rivera was listed as #5 in “Top 20 Celebrity Endorser”‘s list of Manila Standard and #1 in QTV’s “Ang Pinaka…” List of Endorsers. In 2010, she was listed at SPOT’s list of “Top 10 Most In-demand Celebrity Endorsers” at #3. Christine Marie Leido of AB Communications, Inc. stated, “In our choice, for instance, of Marian Rivera[…]she provided the excitement, fresh look and instant recognition the brand needed. The market understood the product and was able to relate to it because she embodied the values the brand stood for … As could be expected, she motivated purchase because of her appeal across all classes and gender.”
In 2011, YES! The magazine listed her on their “Top 20 Endorsers” list which was a result of cumulative earnings of each celebrity on their endorsements alone.
In 2012, Rivera ranked 2nd after losing to Angel Locsin on the “Top 20 Most Beautiful Celebrities In The Philippines” published by The Richest. In 2012, she charted at #9 on the “Top 10 International Beauties of 2012” published by TopTenz, the only Asian who made it to the list. According to the web site, Rivera belongs to the major stars in the Philippines.