#MetroSocietyMostInfluential: Online Sensations (Marian Rivera)
As we continue with the #MetroSocietyMostInfluential on Social Media list, we now give you the most followed Filipino celebrities on social media.?. .?Marian Rivera (@marianrivera) is a multi-hyphenate woman worth following. The actress, host, Flora Vida founder, breastfeeding advocate, and hands-on mom has transcended her initial fame as Marimar, and is now one of the most followed people on social media, with over 18M followers on Facebook and 4.8M on Instagram. Scroll through her picture-perfect feed for flowers, fashion, and family—three things she is very passionate about.?. .?Read the full article on Metro.Style (link in our bio) #MetroSocietyMostInfluential . . Check out the full list of Most Influential on Social Media on Metro.Style
Marian Rivera has redefined the word "sexy" all throughout her career. She’s been everything from a teacher to a superhero to a mermaid and just about everything else. And yet, all eyes are still on her whenever she graces TV screens.
As a child, Marian appeared in several television commercials before she was discovered by TAPE Inc. executive producer, Tony Tuviera. She then played support roles, several of which cast her as a mother. But for many, her breakout role came as the lead in the Philippine version of the hit Mexicanovela, Marimar. There, she showed how capable she was as an actress with matching sultry, latina flair. Even her co-actor (and now-husband) Dingdong Dantes took notice, and they’ve been together ever since.
Soon after Marimar, Marian began to headline many of GMA’s biggest telenovelas like Dyesebel, Darna, and Encantadia. She even released platinum-record selling dance albums.
In 2015, a year after Marian and Dingdong had wed, she gave birth to their daughter, Maria Letizia. This allowed Marian to showcase more of herself, expanding her market as she became the aspirational wife and mother on many people’s social media feeds. Her many twinning moments with Zia are too adorable not to double-tap.
She became a staunch advocate for breastfeeding and supporting women with special needs—advocacies she champions with the help of her social media accounts. Together with Dingdong, Marian has also been involved in philanthropic works with the GMA Kapuso Foundation, Philippine Red Cross, PETA, and Yes Pinoy Foundation.
Nowadays, her most popular posts on social media are mostly special moments with her husband and daughter, like the Dantes’ family portrait last Halloween where she dressed up as Catwoman, Dingdong as Batman, and Zia as baby Batgirl. But don’t be surprised when you see trending photos of Marian in a sexy swimsuit! This hot mom continues to redefine what it means to be sexy today.
Photo courtesy of Working Mom magazine
The #MetroSocietyMostInfluential on Social Media feature is in Metro Society magazine's February 2018 issue, out now in newsstands and leading bookstores nationwide.