Dingdong defends Marian’s best actress award, sexy pictorials



Actor Dingdong Dantes believes his girlfriend Marian Rivera deserved the best actress award she received recently from the Entertainment Press Society, which had sent fans of superstar Nora Aunor staging a walkout after its announcement.

“I know she deserved the award,” declared Dingdong. “There were a lot of opportunities for her to showcase her acting in ‘Amaya.’ Her character became a prisoner, a slave, a warrior and then a princess. It was very complex. The material was really something.”

But avid supporters of Nora, who was nominated for her performance in TV5’s “Sa Ngalan ng Ina,” think otherwise. They walked out of the venue while Marian was delivering her acceptance speech.

Dingdong also defended Marian’s decision to go “daring and sexy” on the cover of two glossy magazines.


He said: “I trust her judgment. I trust her taste. I think she still looked wholesome in all of her poses.”

For the first time since she joined show biz in 2006, Marian agreed to appear on the cover of the January 2013 issue of a men’s magazine. According to reports, the issue had to be reprinted twice to fill in the demand for copies. The 28-year-old actress also posed for the summer-themed April issue of a fashion magazine in a yellow two-piece bikini.

Dingdong said they don’t consult each other on matters like that. However, he was definite Marian “first thought hard before saying ‘Yes’ to that.”

“I found that the pictorials were tastefully done. They were very classy. She’s beautiful in all of the shots, although I found her to be really stunning in yellow,” the actor said.

Not for him

While Marian got raves for going sexy, Dingdong, 32, said he wouldn’t be seen doing the same thing anytime soon. “Let’s just give it to those who are more deserving—the new ones,” he stressed. “It’s such an effort for me to get into shape, although I don’t neglect it. I’d rather concentrate on the roles I’m committed to play on TV and in the movies than do magazine shoots or fashion shows. My work gets affected whenever I go on a diet.”

Dingdong’s drama series, “Pahiram ng Sandali,” which also features Lorna Tolentino, Christopher de Leon and Max Collins, is set to air its final episode on March 15.

Dingdong plays Alex, a photojournalist who falls in love with an older woman, Janice, who happens to be the editor in chief of the publication where he is employed.

Lessons learned

Asked what he learned from playing Alex, the actor said: “You have to stand by every decision you make, may it be right or wrong—this will mold you. It’s how you rise and step up from difficulties and failures, especially in a not-so-perfect situation, that truly matters.”

He admitted to feeling relieved that the series, with a theme so “sensitive, complicated and tragic,” would soon end. “Carrying on with complicated relationships is still unacceptable to most viewers. The topic is still taboo to Pinoys. Also, the story is so melancholic. It’s too draining for us actors.”

Dingdong will soon be seen in an independently produced film called “Dance of the Steel Bars” by Cesar Apolinario and Marnie Manicad. It will be shown in SM cinemas in May.

“Pahiram ng Sandali,” directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes, also features Neil Ryan Sese, Alessandra de Rossi and Mark Gil, among others. It airs weekdays on GMA 7’s “Telebabad” block.


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  • Jabba

    i don’t like marian, hindi long legged. iza calzado is the best.

  • ranjoranido

    iza calzado retokada ang boobs. puro silicone.

  • Franzeline Perdubal

    Walk out? Sign of an immature audience.

  • gr8_light

    Marian is such a great actress, she will get more best actress awards in the future. And aside from her talent, she is gifted with a really beautiful, angelic face and a sexy body which doesn’t need to be photoshopped compared to Angel Locsin who lost her figure a long time ago.

    • fuctore

      Your defintion of beauty is highly superficial.
      Underneath Marian’s facade is a mean, jealous and a very insecure woman
      who will do anything just to contain her lover from being linked to other women.
      Even to the extent of locking them up inside the comfort room.
      She doesn’t even have the actiing chops to boot.
      her recent best actress trophy was mired with controversy bec. of the raffle she gave to the press who bestowed her the award.
      The reason why the fans of Aunor walked out, bec. they simply know the TRUTH.
      Ironically, that didn’t happen to Angel when she get her acting trophy last Sunday,
      And Nora Aunor even went to her and congratulated her herself.
      Angel Locsin’s humllity is her prime asset, on top of everything.
      Even eclipsing her gorgeous physical attributes.

      • AJ Giorgio

         I agree. She has a beautiful face, but that’s it. She can’t act.

      • maysayako

        sorry to disappoint you pero ang idol mong si angel locsin e  tulad din ni rhian na nagpa-abort. tanong nyo pa kay marvin a…. kunyari angel pero devil pala bwahaha at saka star awards ba yung tinutukoy mong recent award niya? mygulay, isang walang ka-kwenta kwenta at walang credibility na award giving body!!! ang mga miyembro, mga tsismosang matrona at bakla, d likes of lolit solis, cristy fermin, alfie lorenzo, ogie diaz, jun nardo, yung mga tipong suki ng gay bar! kadiring award! eeew!

      • fuctore

        Isa pa to.
        Sample lang yan kung anong klase ng fans meron si MR.
        Like idol, like followers?
        Cheap losers.

      • gr8_light

         At ikaw naman, sample ng fan ni Angel Locsin hahaha, you are worse, read mo yung first comment mo and tell yourself, hindi ka ba bitter?

        Accept that Marian Rivera, despite the paninira, she is achieving more, and getting more and more popular. She is doing 2 movies this year, her TV soap is beating the rival show, and despite no new TVCs, she has steady endorsements.

        Eat your heart out!

      • fuctore

        You were the one started lambasting Angel Locsin
        for no apparent reason.
        Now, you cant take the dose of your own medicine?
        Angel is a 7 time best actress winner.
        Marian is…forget it.
        no competition at all.

      • gr8_light

        I just said Angel lost her figure a long time ago pero look what you mentioned puro paninira. 7 time winner na nga sya pero in my opinion Marian Rivera is a better acress, kanya-kanya lang tayo ng gusto, ok? And now Marian won best actress, me proof na.

        Accept it na laos na si Angel, kaya lang sya nagpo-float pa because magaling sa propaganda ang ABS, she is paired with bankable stars like AGA then John Lloyd tapos Dingdong kaya kumikita movie nya pero on her own flop sya.

        Sa TV laging flop ang mga soaps nya since Lobo, kaya di na sya nabibigyan ng soap.

        She mentioned before na ayaw na sana nya ng movie, soap naman kasi mahina ang kita sa movie, sa tv per taping day ang bayad sa kanila. TV is the bread and butter of any network not movies pero Angel is a has-been, when it comes to TV wala na sya.

      • fuctore

        This just in..
        Angel also won the Yahoo OMG awards for UnOfficially Yours.
        Totalling her winnings with 8 Best Actress trophys and 23 nominations
        from diff.award giving bodies, Enpress included take note.
        People Asia winner for 2012 and USTV Student Leaders Choice for Outstanding TV personality 2013.
        And lo and behold…
        She was even nominated at Primetime Emmys in the US.
        Great Actress and a BOX OFFICE winner.
        Ito pala meaning ng LAOS…
        Si Marian naman, OVERHYPED starlet ng GMA para pampalit ke Angel nung lumayas sa syete..
        Pero hanggang ngayon, BANO padin umarte at puro FLOP ang movies.
        Yan daw ang tunay na SIKAT.

      • gr8_light

         You’re pathetic haha. Marian’s movies have earned more than 100M pesos like You To Me Are Everything, Panday and MyBFGF which gave her Valentine’s Box Office Queen award from Guillermo Mendoza Foundation, si Angel nanalo na ba ng Box Office Queen? Never pa.

        And Yahoo OMG award? E online voting lang yan. Ang real basis e nakakasama ba sya sa Yahoo Yearender na Most Searched which is per IP and walang dayaan.
        Marian consistently placed in Yahoo’s Top Ten Most Searched from 2007 to 2012. For 2012 andun si Sarah G, Anne Curtis and Marian sa top 10, Angel Locsin walang nagsearch kasi laos na haha.

        Btw, naging Most Searched din si Marian sa Yahoo Malaysia.

      • fuctore

        FYI lang ulit , si Angel Locsin ay nanalo na LEHITIMO ng Guillermo nung 2012 ng Box Office Entertainment Awards for Actress of the Year para sa In The Name of Love. Samantalang yung titulo na sinasabi mo na Valentine Box Office ek ek ay gawa gawa lang ng GMA para sa pansarili dahil hindi makakopo ang mga starlets nila ng tropeo sa Guillermo. At ang ginawaran nila ay si Richard Gutierrez lamang at hindi si Marian. Yung mga movies na sinabi mong umabot ng 100M plus ay ang tunay na HEADLINERS ay si Richard G. at Bong Revilla lang. Actually, naging 3rd placer pa yung Panday ni Bong, meaning minalas pa.
        at yung MMFF entry ni Marian na Super Inday ay nangulelat pa sa ranking.
        Mag aral ka mabuti kasi bago ka mag post ,para di ka mukhang B O B O.

      • gr8_light

         What is your basis? It’s so funny because they are just rumors because the said comfort room didn’t have a lock according to those who were there. And what’s your basis that Angel Locsin is humble?

        Di mo ba nabalitaan na hinamon nya dati ng suntukan si Becky Aguila na manager nya dati? And many saw how Angel Locsin became an alcoholic, she even owned a bar to sustain her vices. And the way she lied to GMA when she transferred to ABS without being honest in her intentions, so you call that a role model?

        And if you think that Marian can’t act, that’s your opinion. In my opinion and the opinion of Enpress she is a great actress, that’s why they gave her an award.

        Marian Rivera has her virtues, and she is an honest person. Angel Locsin is a soft-spoken, fat lady who doesn’t look good without makeup and she is a person who can lie just for the sake of ambition.

      • fuctore

        Pathetic fanatic…tsk. tsk..
        Indeed , Idolatry breeds lunacy…
        Some people really can not move on.
        It pains them to witness the success of a person they hated most.

      • gr8_light

         Haha, look who’s talking? Marian Rivera just won Best Actress, did it hurt so much? Kasi you haters say she will never win an award, but look, she even bested Angel Locsin who wasn’t nominated. Accept it, Marian is here, and she is here to stay.

      • fuctore

        Nope, you were wrong.
        In fact, many predicted she will in that category.
        Know why? because Enpress president Jun Nardo
        is a paid resident writer/publicist of GMA7.
        He also happens to be a close friend of Popoy.
        Everybody knows it except those in denial like yourself.
        Now, you know why the fuss over Marian’s winning?
        It’s highly politicized and hugely incredible.
        Kaya nga nag walk out ang mga Noranians e.
        B O B O.

      • gr8_light

        Do you even know why there is Enpress? They were a part of PMPC but they could not take the vote-buying in PMPC’s Star Awards so they left PMPC and made their own awards body with INTEGRITY compared to PMPC na everybody knows tainted ang mga choices.

        Or in denial ka din? Di mo ba nabalitaan yun? And what about their winners? ER Ejercito? How much? And Angel Locsin whose acting is so predictable and overrated? How much?

        Tapos yearly ABS ang kanilang station of the year and nomination pa lang puro ABS zero ang ibang station hahaha, then saan pinapalabas ang Star Awards di ba sa ABS din, pathetic talaga ang ABS and their fans.

      • fuctore

        Enpress is the breakaway group of PMPC members…
        Why? they were banished from the organization bec. of SUHULAN and LAGAY issues c/o JunNardo.
        Study first before you post.
        FYI. Enpress also awarded ABS CBN as the station of the year.
        So , how would you explain your stupid rantings now?

      • gr8_light

         You are clearly delusional. Nagresign ang members ng Enpress from PMPC, it is a fact. Ikaw, gumawa ka na naman ng story para kang Kantar haha.

      • fuctore

        ikaw ang mukhang AGB.
        Ako’y Gozon Bayaran.
        Amoy sardinas at noodles ang utak mo e.
        ( kung meron man ).

  • Danyel

    wala pa kayang kalyo ang kepskeps ni Marian….ang tagal ng nilang nag-aano e….

  • chit g

    walk out? oa hahaha

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