Marian Rivera steals show as Miss Universe judge, lauds pageant's all-female panel

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11)— Aside from Philippine bet Beatrice Gomez, Miss Universe viewers had their eyes on actress Marian Rivera — who's part of the selection committee — during the pageant preliminaries early Saturday morning.

Rivera shot to the top trending topics as she shared her experience as member of the panel. Making rounds on social media was a clip of her teaching fellow judge, Bollywood star Urvashi Rautela, the dance steps to her hit single "Sabay Sabay Tayo."

"A lot of laughter and a little bit of dancing with my seatmate and new found friend," Rivera wrote on her social media pages.

The Kapuso star also lauded the pageant's all-female panel this year, which includes supermodel Adriana Lima and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere.

"Girl power. Had a great time with these wonderful and kind ladies," Rivera said as she shared snaps from the event.

The Miss Universe coronation night will be held in Israel on Dec. 12 (Dec. 13, Philippine time). Gomez will try to best 77 other candidates in hopes of bringing home the country's fifth Miss Universe crown.

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