Angel Locsin and Marian Rivera’s imagined rivalry

For the first time, Angel Locsin and Marian Rivera have agreed to share the cover of a fashion magazine, which squashed all rumors made up by their warring fans that the two detest working together.

On Thursday, Mega Magazine released a photo of the first joint magazine cover of the two actresses to mark its 25th anniversary. Fans couldn’t resist asking who’s prettier and who nailed the photo shoot.

This is not the first time that the two were pitted against each other. In 2013, they both appeared in one frame for Rogue Magazine. Although they shared the cover with Anne Curtis, Judy Ann Santos, and Charlene Gonzalez, in the inside pages, the two had pictures together.

 The feeling is clearly mutual: Angel Locsin and Marian Rivera are good friends in real life. 

Fans have created a rivalry between Angel and Marian, which both actresses claim to be false. They have worked together and gotten along well and are actually good friends. Many witnessed how they exchange comments on Instagram especially when they first shared a caricature of them as the iconic comics character Darna.

The supposed rivalry between the Angel Locsin and Marian Rivera has gone a long way. Since the rise of the latter as GMA Network’s primetime queen, fans have become too obsessed pitting the two against each other.

In 2007, Angel stirred controversy when she rejected to play the title role in GMA-7’s remake of the Mexican hit series, Marimar. She made headlines with her unexpected transfer to ABS-CBN after five years as a Kapuso. That big move became an opportunity for Marian, who was just playing bit roles in afternoon soaps back then. She was tapped to portray the role Angel rejected and turned out to be the perfect star to play Marimar in the local TV version.

In 2009, Marian went on to star as Darna in the TV series produced by GMA-7 four years after Angel gave life to Mars Ravelo’s most popular komiks creation. Since then, ABS-CBN and GMA-7 have learned to play the game that involved both actresses, most of the programs that starred them were scheduled on the same timeslots creating more conflict between two warring fan groups.

The truth is, the two stars are in good terms. It’s just their fans that aren’t.

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