Just last month, showbiz superstars Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes spent the former’s 31st birthday in the gorgeously serene island resort of Amanpulo, a special place for the couple as they hinted that it was the possible location where their soon to be born baby daughter was conceived. In photos posted online, Marian proudly showed off her increasingly growing baby bump in a two-piece bikini, looking just as beautiful and glowing with joy as she always does. During their intimate island getaway, the couple took the time to talk about their upcoming bundle of joy, reading up on books for expectant parents, narrowing down names for the little princess, and sifting through dozens of ninong and ninang requests from all their close friends. Around this time last year, the couple appeared on the cover of Hola! and thrilled readers and fans by hinting at their marriage, which eventually took place soon after the issue was published. Now they are back to continue their story, this time with a soft baby bump showing Lady Marian only two and a half months away from giving birth to what they both claim will be the first of as many children as they can possibly have. In this exclusive HOLA! interview with the happy couple, and what is technically their very first pictorial as a family (remember: there are three people in these photos now), we get all the information we need to know about the pregnancy and how it strengthened their love for each other, their God, and for the little angel that’s made Marian feel and look more radiant and happy than ever.
Sharing the cover and the spotlight is Megan Young, as she takes over the reins from Marian Rivera as the sultry MariMar in the latest remake of the famed telenovela. Nearly two years ago, Megan Lynne Young gifted the entire nation with an elusive pageant prize that nobody among her 47 predecessors has ever laid their hands on – the Miss World crown. Even with the challenges concerning her health at the time, she still took on the temporary lead in the worldwide causes of the organization – something commendable during her glorious reign that lasted one year, two months, and 16 days – the second-longest in the pageant’s history. And now that Megan is back from all her endless engagements as Miss World 2013, she took the time to talk to Hola! about her experiences as Miss World, on being the lead star of MariMar, and even hinted on her love life.
In this special 2nd anniversary issue, we also take inspiration from notable celebrity milestones. First up is music icon Rihanna, who at 10 years in the industry recently became the first and only artist ever to sell over 100 million digital singles. Next, we take a look back at Angelina Jolie-Pitt’s fabulous career and inspirational life as she turns 40 his year. Rounding up this list is renowned designer Zac Posen, who just last year was tapped by the legendary brand Brooks Brothers as the pioneering creative director for its new women’s mainline collection and accessories lines.
This issue also has its fair share of real-life love stories that’ll make you fall in love even more. Royal couple Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo ties the knot for the second time in a romantic paradise island in Northern Italy; Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem create the perfect formula for a happy wedded life as they celebrate five years of marriage; Jennifer Aniston weds Justin Theroux in a secret, star-studded home wedding; supermodel Candice Swanepoel gets engaged to long-time love, and childhood sweetheart Hermann Nicoli.
Also inside the issue, beauty is indeed timeless as exhibited by stars like Elizabeth Hurley, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shania Twain and Brooke Shields, who at 50 are still looking and feeling fantastic, and share their secrets to looking and staying young. At the other end of the spectrum, the vigor and promise of youth is shown by rising star Liza Soberano as she shows us a glimpse of her very busy lifestyle.
Lastly, Hola! brings you the latest in the colorful world of fashion. Get model Gigi Hadid’s simple yet chic take on a white off duty look; flatter your shape with this season’s A-line cuts; look amazing in fab killer heels, and take a look at one-of-a-kind and limited edition items you’ll surely love.
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[Hola Press Release]