Marian Rivera

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Marian Rivera Gracia-Dantes
Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes LA Press Conference, December 2008.jpg
Rivera at the press conference for Let's Celebrate! Dance Concert in Manila, February 2012
Born Marian Rivera Gracia
(1984-08-12) August 12, 1984 (age 30)
Madrid, Spain,
Nationality Spanish-Filipino
Other names Yan-Yan
Alma mater De La Salle University – Dasmariñas
(AB Psychology)
Occupation Actress, model, dancer, recording artist, TV host
Years active 2005–present
Agent GMA Films, Regal Entertainment, GMA Artist Center, Triple A Company
Known for MariMar
Mars Ravelo's: Dyesebel
Temptation of Wife
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[1]
Spouse(s) Dingdong Dantes
(m. 2014–present)

Marian Rivera Gracia-Dantes (pronounced: [maˈɾjan riˈβeɾa]), (born Marian Rivera Gracia on August 12,[2] 1984[3][4] in Madrid, Spain) is a Spanish-born Filipina commercial model and actress. She is known for her roles in Marimar, Dyesebel, Amaya and Temptation of Wife.[5] As a recording artist, Rivera has released two studio albums: the Marian Rivera Dance Hits[6] and Retro Crazy.[7][8] She has also starred in some movies such as: My Bestfriend's Girlfriend, Tarot,[9] You to Me Are Everything,[10] and Panday 2.[11]

She was included in 2011's Top 20 Endorsers.[12] She was hailed as FHM's Sexiest Woman in 2008 and recently, for the second time this 2013.[13] She clinched the FHM's Sexiest Woman in 2014 again after her prior win the year before setting the record of three consecutive victories on FHM's Sexiest Woman through voting online and SMS.[14][15][16]

Personal life[edit]

Marian Rivera was born in Madrid, Spain to Francisco Javier Gracia Alonso, a Spaniard and Amalia Rivera, a Filipino from Cavite, Philippines.[17][not in citation given] After her parents separated 2 years after her birth, her mother brought her to the Philippines where she grew up most of her life. 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. 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 in De La Salle University Dasmariñas. After graduating, she worked for National Institute of Mental Health in Mandaluyong City where she gave out medicines, examinations and evaluation to patients, among others.[18] She also tried becoming a SPED teacher before she was discovered for showbiz.[18]

In August 2014, while a live airing of Rivera's dance program, Dantes, her longtime boyfriend (now husband), made a special guest appearance in the show. Dantes, on the other hand, made a surprise live proposal to Rivera. It was the 2nd proposal of Dantes to Rivera; the first one was in Macau. The proposal was considered a romantic one.[19][20]

In December 30, 2014, the day before the end of the year, she was finally married to Dingdong Dantes. The wedding was held at Immaculate Conception Cathedral located in Cubao, Quezon City Philippines and was dubbed "The Royal Wedding" exclusively in the Philippines.[21] The wedding is considered an expensive one for it reached about PHP20 million.

In April 2015, Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes confirmed that they were expecting their first child.[22]


2005-06: Discovery and career beginnings[edit]

Marian Rivera pursued ramp modelling in her elementary schooling years then later as TV commercial model for the brands SkinWhite lotion[23] and Sky Flakes biscuits,[24][25] and other labels that made TAPE Inc. executive producer Tony Tuviera commission her for roles in the afternoon TV soap operas: Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako, Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat, and Pinakamamahal with Oyo Boy Sotto as her leading man—all shown on the GMA Network.[26] She made her first supporting role film appearance through OctoArts' Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues in 2005 as the fairy Alyssa.

In 2006, Rivera signed a contract with Regal Entertainment that featured her debut antagonist role as Becca, in the horror film Pamahiin,[27] co-starring Dennis Trillo and Iya Villania.

2007-09: Marimar and rise to fame[edit]

Rivera at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, April 2009.

From February 2007, GMA Network cast her for motherly roles; first in the Filipino-Malaysian TV drama series Muli.[28] and lastly in the fantasy TV series, Super Twins as the protagonist twins' mother, and villain on later episodes that concluded on June 1, 2007.[29][30]

In 2007, Rivera auditioned for and won the lead role in GMA Network's remake of the Mexican series MariMar, originally by Thalía,[31] against established actresses such as Nadine Samonte, Katrina Halili, Jennylyn Mercado, and Karylle after Angel Locsin turned it down and transferred to rival network ABS-CBN.[32][33] She acted opposite, Dingdong Dantes. The show became the highest-rated primetime show on Philippine television at that time and launched Rivera to fame.[34][35] She was acknowledged as a Phenomenal TV Star in the 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. in 2008.[36] That proved to be her year as she won one award for her work in the show, as well as several product endorsements. She was also named as the country’s sexiest woman by FHM magazine, and was also included in the “hottest” list of other magazines like Maxim and Uno.[37] In the same year, Rivera appeared in two films, Desperadas and Bahay Kubo, both Metro Manila Film Festival entries.[38]

Rivera at the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, January 2009.

In 2008, Rivera played the title role Dyesebel which aired on April 28, 2008, the famous Philippine mermaid character acted by many famous Filipinos actresses from as early as 1970.[39] The series is another team-up with Dantes who.[39][40] The year also marked Rivera's first lead role opposite Richard Gutierrez in a Valentine film by GMA Films entitled as My Best Friend's Girlfriend.[41] In the same year, the Dantes-Rivera love team debuted in a film, One True Love directed by Mac Alejandre which grossed more than her film with Gutierrez.[42][43] Aside from the two films, she also acted in two Metro Manila Film Festival entries such as Shake, Rattle & Roll X, an omnibus horror trilogy in which she played the role of Nieves:The Engkanto Slayer[44][45] and Desperadas 2, a sequel of her 2007 movie with Rufa Mae Quinto, Iza Calzado and Ruffa Gutierrez. Rivera was among the third batch of stars honored in the Eastwood City Walk of Fame located in Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City in 2008.[46]

Rivera released her first dance music album, Marian Rivera Dance Hits under Universal Records in 2008.[47] It was a compilation of 12 dance musics like Jessica Jay's Chichiquita, Soul Control's So Sexy and Surina's Nasty Girl, danced and choreographed by Rivera.[47] The album was certified 2x Platinum by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry.[48] In 2009, she released her first single, "Sabay Sabay Tayo" under her second album Retro Crazy. The single and the album both received Gold Award and later on, Platinum Award from the PARI.[49]

In early 2009, she appeared in her first straight drama series, Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang, an adaptation of Carlo J. Caparas's graphic novel.[50] It was her third team-up with Dingdong Dantes.[51] Later that year, she was paired with Dennis Trillo in an adaptation of the famous historical fiction heroine in the Philippines which is Darna.[52] Rivera played the role of Narda, who turns into the superheroDarna, after swallowing a magical stone. Nestor Torre of Philippine Daily Inquirer described the series as "loud and livid", praising Rivera's acting.[53] Later that year, Trillo and Rivera teamed-up for the second time on the horror-suspense film Tarot produced by GMA Films and Regal Entertainment.[54][55] According to Manila Bulletin, it is Rivera's scariest film after Pamahiin and Shake, Rattle and Roll.[56] She also appeared on her first sitcom, Show Me Da Manny alongside Filipino boxing champion, Manny Pacquaio.[57] According to Philippine Star, Rivera showed a natural comic skill.[58]

2010-13: Amaya, Temptation of Wife and other works[edit]

Rivera, starred in the Philippine Adaptation of Endless Love, a Korean series aired in GMA Network.[59] Rivera also reunite with Dantes in You to Me Are Everything, a romantic-comedy movie under GMA Films which premiered on May 5, 2010.[60] She acted as Francisca Carantes, a girl from Cordillera who turned out to be a daughter of a millionaire.[60] She also starred in her own Metro Manila Film Festival entry, Super Inday and the Golden Bibe wherein she was nominated as Best Actress on the festival's awards night.[61][62] She also starred on the Holy Week Drama Special entitled Anghel sa Lupa(Earth Angel) produced by APT Entertainment and on the Christmas Series of the network entitled, The Christmas Doll(Int'l Title).[63]

In 2011, she had been cast on a movie, Temptation Island, a remake from the 1980 film of the same title.[64] She was cast as Cristina G., a beauty queen aspirant who has been trapped on an island together with contenders acted by Heart Evangelista, Solenn Heussaff, Lovi Poe & Ruffa Mae Quinto.[65][66] She also star as an add-up character to a film by Bong Revilla, Ang Panday 2.[67] In the same year, Rivera headlined the most expensive Philippine series to date, Amaya, a historical fiction depicting early Filipinos in the 1600[68][69] She had won several awards and accolades including "Favorite TV Actress" on 2011 KZONE Awards, "Best Actress" in a Prime Time Television Series on NSSUA Awards, and for the first time as "Best Actress" in Golden Screen TV Awards in 2013.[70][71] On the same year, she also had won in her second "Best Actress" award for the same show at the 2013 Northwest Samar State University Annual Awards.[72][73] The series is also promoted by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and Department of Education due to its cultural concept that shows and depicts the Filipino material culture, beliefs, traditions and mores in the Pre-Hispanic era.[74]

In 2012, Rivera headlined on different programs of GMA Network such as My Beloved, a Filipino romance drama-suspense-thriller series created and written by RJ Nuevas, under the helm of Dominic Zapata and Lore Reyes.[75] The series premiered February 13, 2012, it follows the life and love story of an angel of death named Arlan, a fictional character portrayed by Dantes, who falls in love with a human named Sharina, played by Rivera. He was punished and sent to earth to become human being. But complications arise when he found himself trapped in the body of a notorious criminal.[76] She also cast on her second sitcom Tweets For My Sweet which earned her two nominations as "Best Actress in comedy show" on 2012 PMPC Star Awards and 2013 Golden Screen TV Awards.[77][78] Rivera also did hosting through a reality show, Extra Challenge with Richard Gutierrez & Boobay.[79] The show is a recurring reality show originally aired in 1999, 2003 and 2006.[80]

In the latter part of 2012, Rivera gained another fame through the Philippine adaptation of a Korean series, Temptation Of Wife aired on the same network in 2012.[81] She played the role of Angeline, a martyr wife who has been lied up to by his husband, Marcel and a friend named Heidi.[82] Eventually, she returned as Chantal, a rich sophisticated woman who take revenge on the people who hurt her.[83] The series once again gave fame to Rivera on various Asian countries, resulting to a fan meeting and television guestings in Vietnam, where the series was aired, along with her other works.[84][85] The series gave Rivera a "Best Actress" award at the PMPC Star Awards for TV[86] and a "Best Actress" nomination from the 18th Asian Television Awards.[87] Rivera also appeared on her second movie with Richard Gutierrez through a romantic-comedy film entitled as My Lady Boss.[88][89][90] According to her, "It’s my first time to play a mean but ultraconservative character...", referring on her role as Evelyn, also known as the boss from hell.[91] Rivera also made an appearance for the film, Ekstra: The Bit Player, an official entry to the 2013 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival which stars the Philippines Star-for-all-season and Batangas governor, Vilma Santos.[91][92] She appears with rival network primer actor, Piolo Pascual in a film within a film subtitled as, "Nauna Kang Naging Akin".[93] Rivera also appear with Philippines Queen of Comedy, Ai-Ai de las Alas in a film produced by Reality Entertainment and The O&Co Picture Factory, Inc and one of the 20th Anniversary films of Star Cinema entitled as Kung Fu Divas,[94][95][96] Rivera also act as co-producer of the said film.[97][98] This prompted her to appear for the first time on ABS-CBN, rival network of GMA 7. She appeared on three episodes of Kris TV, Showbiz Inside Report, The Buzz with Delas Alas and a live interview in Bandila.[99][100] On the interviews, she revealed that she had her OJT in ABS-CBN during her college days.[101]

2014-present: Carmela & Eat Bulaga![edit]

Rivera is expected to return to primetime with a heavy-drama project temporarily entitled as Carmela (formerly "Catarina")[102] under GMA Network and is set to air on January 27, 2014.[103][104] She is set to be paired with young actor, Alden Richards under the direction of Dominic Zapata.[103] Marian also mentioned that being given the opportunity to play the title role "Carmela" means a lot to her.[105] She explained that she is excited to work again after her award-winning series, Temptation of Wife.

In April 19, 2014, Rivera was again headlined in a Lenten TV series entitled Panalangin.[106] It was the fourth time she had starred in a Lenten series which was also produced by APT Entertainment. According to Mike Tuviera, director of the series, as posted to his Twitter account, Rivera's performance in the series was the most captivating and yet her best performance in all. Panalangin is a story about a Filipina who lost everything during the Super typhoon Yolanda. She started questioning God as the result of this unfortunate fortuitous event until she met another Filipina who once again tested her faith.[107] The series also starred some of the finest actors in the Philippine Industry namely Chanda Romero, Luis Alandy, Yayo Aguila, Toby Abejar, Erika Padilla, Mona Louise Rey and Angeli Nicole Sanoy.

Rivera had recently joined the cast of Eat Bulaga!—the longest-running noontime variety program in Philippine television history—as one of the co-hosts for its "Juan for All, All for Juan" segment.

In 2015, Rivera was supposed to appear in her comeback television program entitled The Rich Man's Daughter, but due to her pregnancy, she was replaced by Rhian Ramos due to Rivera's withdrawal from the show. Furthermore, other lined-up projects of Rivera were also postponed.


In 2009, Rivera together with Dingdong Dantes with assistance from Yes Pinoy Foundation, Philippine National Red Cross and Philippine Marines went to Cainta, Rizal to help the victim of Typhoon Ondoy.[108][109] Aside from being a volunteer in GMA Network's telethon, she also helped in repacking relief goods from the GMA Kapuso Foundation, a charitable institution from the network.[108] Rivera reportedly donated 100,000 Philippine pesos in the said foundation.[110] In 2011, Rivera joined "Marriott Manila", in reaching out for victims of Typhoon Sendong particularly the children in Pasay City.[111][112][113] In August 2012, Rivera joined the Philippine Red Cross team during their mission in Quezon City to help out the victims of the flooding.[114] Rivera, together with former senator Dick Gordon waded through floodwaters to get to the area in Ta talon where around 500 families have sought refuge from the floods caused by the non-stop rains.[114][115][116] She stated that helping out the victims is her 28th birthday gift to herself. She also said that she didn’t mind getting wet and tired during the mission, as she says it was a small sacrifice compared to the hardships that the victims are experiencing.[114] According to Rivera, she went to that place as a volunteer who gives foods and clothes to the victims and not as a celebrity.[117] Rivera also joined Presidential sister, Kris Aquino in visiting other affected areas throughout Metro Manila.[118][119] Rivera also organized a blood donation program for the Red Cross at the Ever Gotesco in Quezon City in celebration of her 28th birthday wherein it was attended by lot of people including celebrities.[120] In 2013, Rivera and her boyfriend Dingdong Dantes contributed for the fund-raising event at the annual Noel Bazaar, the long-running Christmas shopping event in the Pasay City for GMA Kapuso Foundation.[121] During the Philippines' crisis over Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon ever recorded, Rivera also helped in the packing of relief goods to be distributed to the affected families and supported Yes Pinoy Foundation for the assistance of the victims.[122][123] In addition to that, she launched "Oplan: Bangka", a livelihood project in which Rivera will shoulder the expenses for the construction of fishing boats that will be given for the fishermen of Cebu, Philippines.[124][125]

In 2013, Rivera, along with Dingdong Dantes joined PETA in their campaign to free Mali from Manila Zoo, where she has been kept for the majority of her life, along, in a tiny enclosure and in need of proper care.[126]

In March 31, 2014, Rivera is lending her star power to promote the rights of women and children with disabilities in the country as she was appointed by the Congress of the Philippines as Ambassador for Women and Children with Disabilities.[127] She also proposed a public-private partnership for the establishment of a special school for children with disabilities so that they can have better access to education. (c)

In October 2014, Rivera adds another advocacy to her list as she actively supports "Smile Train," an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. The advocacy was entitled by herself as #YanAngSmile.[128]

Public image[edit]

External images
Rivera's FHM Cover FHM Magazine cover from January 2013
Rivera's second FHM Cover FHM Magazine cover from March 2014

Marian Rivera was declared as FHM Magazine's Sexiest Woman of the World in 2008 beating and replacing Lovela Ropan who was atop the list in 2007.[129][130] 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.[131] Before arising as Top 1 in the Top 100 list, she was already listed in the list in 2006 and 2007 at #38 and #24 respectively.[131] She is consistently at the upper top 10 after her declaration as Philippines' finest woman, ranking #3 in 2009,[132] #4 in 2010[133] and #2 losing to Sam Pinto, in 2011.[134] In 2012, she entered the chart at #5, her lowest since topping the said list in 2008.[135] Rivera 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.[136][137][138][139] Rivera also graces the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine in the same month.[140][141] For the third time, she became a cover of Women's Health in March 2013. According to her, she owes her nice body to her new found devotion to Muay Thai and Wushu; both are forms of martial arts.[142] On 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).[13][143][144] 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.[145] On 2013, Rivera became the image of popular brand Ginebra San Miguel following her successful stint for the brand way back 2009.[146][147][148]

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.[149] In 2010, she was listed at SPOT's list of "Top 10 Most In-demand Celebrity Endorsers" at #3.[150] 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.".[150] She further stated, "...As could be expected, she motivated purchase because of her appeal across all classes and gender."[150] In 2011, YES! Magazine listed her on their "Top 20 Endorsers" list which was a result of cumulative earnings of each celebrity on their endorsements alone.[151][152] In 2012, Rivera ranked 2nd after losing to Angel Locsin on the "Top 20 Most Beautiful Celebrities In The Philippines" published by The Richest.[153] In 2012, Rivera charted at #9 on the "Top 10 International Beauties of 2012" published by TopTenz, the only Asian who made it to the list.[154][155] According to the web site, Rivera belongs to the major stars in the Philippines.[156]

Productions and Announcements[edit]

"Kapuso Primetime Queen" Marian Rivera withdrew from the project due to delicate pregnancy . From Primetime Princess Leading Lady was Replaced by Rhian Ramos as Protagonists.



Year Title Role Network
2005 Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako Clarisse GMA Network
2006 Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat Almira / Isadora / Alegra
Pinakamamahal Carissa Crismundo
2007 Super Twins Ester Paredes
Muli Racquel Estadilla
2007/2008 MariMar[157] MariMar Perez / Bella Aldama
2007/2010 SOP Rules Herself / Performer
2008 Mars Ravelo's: Dyesebel Dyesebel / Isabel / Cassandra
2009 Carlo J. Caparas: Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang Proserfina J. Valdez / Andrea
Sugat ng Kahapon Hilda
2009/2011 Show Me Da Manny Ella Paredes
2009/2010 Mars Ravelo's : Darna Narda / Darna
2010 Anghel sa Lupa Theresa San Miguel
Endless Love Jenny Dizon / Jenny Cruz
Jillian: Namamasko Po Odessa Fuentes
2010/2012 Party Pilipinas Herself / Performer
2011 Spooky Nights: Bampirella Cinderella "Cindy" Dela Paz / Bampirella
2011/2012 Amaya[158] Amaya / Bai Amaya / Dian Amaya
2012 My Beloved[159] Sharina Quijano
Tweets For My Sweet Megan "Meg" Reyes
Pinoy Adventures Herself / Co-host
Showbiz Central Herself / Guest Co-Host
2012/2013 Temptation of Wife[160][161] Angeline Santos-Salcedo / Chantal Gonzales
Extra Challenge Herself / Co-Host
2013 One Day, Isang Araw: Ang Sikreto ni Milette Milette
2014 Carmela[162][162] Carmela Fernandez / Catarina Bulaong
Panalangin Lauren
2014/Present Eat Bulaga! Herself / Segment Co-host
2014 Marian[163] Herself / Host
Ismol Family Ange
Vampire Ang Daddy Ko Dang
2015 Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Aruga ng Puso Vanjie


Year Film Title Role Film Distributor
2005 Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues[164] Alyssa OctoArts Films
M-Zet Film Productions
2006 Pamahiin[165] Becca Regal Entertainment
2007 Bahay Kubo[166] Lily
2008 Desperadas[167] Courtney
My Best Friend's Girlfriend[168] Grace Regal Entertainment
GMA Films
One True Love[169] Joy
Scaregivers[170] Cameo Role OctoArts Films
M-Zet Film Productions
APT Entertainment
Shake Rattle & Roll X Nieves Regal Entertainment
Desperadas 2 Courtney
2009 Tarot[171] Cara
2010 You to Me Are Everything Francisca/Iska Florantes Regal Entertainment
GMA Films
Super Inday and the Golden Bibe Inday/Super Inday Regal Entertainment
2011 Temptation Island Cristina G. Regal Entertainment
GMA Films
Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Cameo Role GMA Films
Ang Panday 2 Arlana GMA Films
IMUS Productions
2013 Dance of The Steelbars Cameo Role GMA Films
My Lady Boss Evelyn Vallejo Regal Entertainment
GMA Films
Ekstra Herself/Belinda (cameo) Cinemalaya
Quantum Films
Kung Fu Divas[172] Samantha Star Cinema
Reality Entertainment
2014 Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 Cameo Role GMA Films
AgostoDos Pictures
Reality Entertainment
My Big Bossing's Adventures Clarrisa M-Zet Film Productions
APT Entertainment
OctoArts Films



Year Title Label Sales Certification
2008 Marian Rivera Dance Hits[173] Universal Records 15,000 copies Double Platinum Award
ASAP Platinum Record Award
2009 Retro Crazy[174] Platinum Award
Gold Record Award


Year Title Label Sales Certification
2009 "Sabay Sabay Tayo" Universal Records 15,000 copies Platinum Award
ASAP 24K Gold Award

Awards and recognition[edit]


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  4. ^ "Marian says she was born in 1984". 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
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  41. ^ "My Bestfriend's Girlfriend". IMDB. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  42. ^ ""One True Love" opens in cinemas on November 19". Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
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  56. ^ "'Tarot' Is Marian Rivera's Scariest Horror Movie". Manila Bulletin via Questia. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  57. ^ "Pacquaio goes wacky in Show Me Da Manny". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  58. ^ Villenia, Dina Marie (25 August 2009). "Show Me Da Manny Sitcome Nakakaaliw". Philippine Star. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
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