MANILA—“Girl Power” was how the Miss Universe Organization (MOU) described it when they announced the list of the members of the selection committee in the 70th Miss Universe, which included our very own Marian Rivera.
The 37-year old Kapuso actress is currently in Eliat, Israel as one of the Miss Universe 2021’s seven-member all-female selection committee. She is accompanied by her husband, actor Dingdong Dantes.
Along with Marian in the prestigious international beauty pageant are: Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima; Indian actress and 64th Miss Universe candidate Urvashi Rautela (Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach’s batchmate); American model and social media personality Lori Harvey; Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere; Puerto Rican actress Adamari Lopez; American actress Rena Sofer; Miss USA 2019 and television presenter Cheslie Kryst; and Israeli lawyer and Miss Universe 1976 Rina Mor.
Cheslie and Rina will be in the preliminary selection committee, while Marian, Adriana, Lori, Iris, Adamari, Urvashi and Rena are the judges during the finals of the Miss Universe 2021. It will be held on December 12, (December 13, Philippine time).
This is how the MOU described Marian on the pageant website: “She is a multi-awarded actress and host. She catapulted to fame with her leading roles in highly successful shows that were hits in Southeast Asia such as MariMar, Dyesebel, and Amaya. She continuously made her mark with iconic roles in Darna and Temptation of Wife.”
On her first day in Israel, Marian was elegant in white in her outfit of the day (OOTD). On Thursday, December 9, she updated her Instagram account showing her simle barely-there makeup done by Steven Doloso while hairstylist Vien Nueva gave Marian some beachy waves. Her fans and supporters are already awaiting for Marian’s next OOTD posts.
Based on the tagged accounts and details of a video, Marian wore a cream-colored La Lune Frili Cuff Bias Dress from the Australian brand Shona Joy.
It is not only the selection committee who will be all-women, but the special performer during the coronation night of the 70th Miss Universe is also a woman, the popular Israeli singer and TV host Noa Kirel.
The only “thorn among the roses” is the Miss Universe come-backing host Steve Harvey.