Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera-Dantes is truly blessed because of her successful action-drama series Super Ma’am on GMA Network. She is getting many endorsements. One of these is being the first ambassador of the re-opened Kultura Filipino on the second floor of SM Makati.
“Happy ako na nakapasok sa Kultura, dahil ipinagmamalaki ko naman talaga ang magagandang gawang Pilipino,”said Marian wearing a dress styled by Nuevo with pearl necklace.
[I am happy to be part of Kultura, because I’m really proud of the good work of the Filipino people,]
“Isa pa madali silang kausap, madali kaming nagkasundo sa mga gagawin ko sa loob ng fifteen months na ako ang face ng Kultura.”
[One more thing is they are easy to talk to. We have easily agreed on what I’m going to do in my fifteen months of contract.]
According to Kultura, the idea began when Marian posted a photo where she was wearing a pink silk dress when Dingdong Dantes attended the inauguration of Vice-President Leni Robredo. Since then, many have been asking if Marian’s dress is available in Kultura shops.
But another factor that helped Marian to accept Kultura’s offer is that they are willing to support her advocacy in Smile Train where she helps with cleft palate children and others in need of surgery.
“I’ve been advocating this for three years and I’m a Smile Train partner,” Marian says.
“At pumayag silang ang part ng sales ng Kultura ngayong araw na ito, November 9, ay ipagkakaloob nila sa Smile Train. Mayroon kasi kaming operation for 100 plus children sa December. Umaabot na sa 6,000 plus ang nabigyan namin ng tulong here and abroad ng mga batang may ganitong kapansanan.”
[And they agreed that part of the sales of Kultura today, November 9, will be provided to Smile Train. We have operations for 100 plus children in December. Up to 6,000 plus children with this disability have been given help here and abroad]
According to Marian’s manager Rams David of Triple A, they are working on Marian’s projects as an endorser such as personal appearances in Kultura stores.
Marian also remembered that she grew up with grandmother and her conservative presence. But her modern side has already taken on different roles in teleserye. Kultura is not strict and can mix things with those she’d like to wear. This has affirmed her decision in accepting the offer.
In the question if she would not include her baby Baby Zia as the endorser of Kultura, the answer is not yet because the child is too young. But she let Zia wear a T-shirt with a print of the Philippines. His father, Fran Gracia, had even begged for a pair of shorts with the print Philippines which he wore when he was traveling to Spain.