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'She glows like the sun': Miss U India 2015 calls Marian Rivera her 'favorite actress from the Philippines'

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Dec 11, 2021 3:43 am Updated Dec 11, 2021 5:49 am

Marian Rivera is a hit at the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eliat, Israel. Proof? She seems to be getting the attention of not just Filipino pageant fans but other judges as well.

In an Instagram post on Saturday, Dec. 11 (Philippine time), Urvashi Rautela, India's Miss Universe 2015, can be seen mingling with Rivera, both serve as the pageant's preliminary competition judges.

Rautela, who is also a Bollywood actress, even calls Rivera her favorite actress from the Philippines. "She glows, she glows like the sun, and I love her smile!" she added.

Urged to say something about Rautela, Rivera said: "She's very friendly and I love her."

"And I'm now friends with her," Rautela said of Marian. 

"Good luck to the candidates, and we're very excited to see them," Rivera said of the candidates of the 70th Miss Universe pageant. 

Rautela and Rivera were also seen doing the dance steps to the Filipino actress' 2009 song "Sabay Sabay Tayo." The two are trending topics on Twitter Philippines during the pageant prelims. reports that Rivera is wearing a dress by British fashion designer Jenny Packham for the prelims. - (Chuck Smith)