critics may say that Angel Locsin ’s loss is Marian Rivera’s gain, but
the latter doesn’t really care. With her alluring charm, strong character
portrayals, and mass appeal, she’ll make her own name in show business.
Marian Rivera Gracia was born on August 12, 1984, in Madrid, Spain. Her father
is Spanish, while her mother is pure Filipina. Both of her parents are pursuing
their career in that European country. She doesn’t have any sibling.
She practically grew up in Madrid, where she learned to love the parks, kids,
and lots of birds. However, at aged 12, she was brought to the Philippines to
study. She took up BS Psychology in De La Salle University. Currently she’s
staying with her grandmother Francesca in Cavite, but goes back to Madrid each
year for a nice vacation.
Because of her stunning mestiza looks and appeal, she was often invited by
a lot of talent scouts and managers to audition in a number of shows. Nevertheless,
because Marian prioritized her education, she begged off. It was only until
she graduated in 2005 that she gave acting a serious thought. She first acted
in TV commercials for ads like Skin White, a beauty skin product, and Skyflakes,
a popular Philippine biscuit.