MANILA, Philippines – Many netizens were shocked and impressed with Melai Cantiveros’ recent Preview photoshoot which was flooded with positive feedback.
“RiRi is that you?!”
After viewing the recent cover of Preview magazine featuring Melai Cantiveros, numerous netizens expressed their thoughts. The comedian, known for her victory in the 2010 ABS-CBN reality show “Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up,” underwent a glamorous transformation as she posed for the pages of the popular local fashion magazine.
Supporters and friends of Cantiveros couldn’t overlook the striking similarity between her and Rihanna, the internationally acclaimed artist recognized for chart-toppers like “Umbrella” and “We Found Love.”
“Kala ko si Rihanna, si Momshie Mels pala.”
“Ganda naman ni Rihanna.”
“Aminin niyo, kamukha ni Rihanna.”
Celebrities like Maymay Entrata, Sarah Lahbati, and Andi Eigenmann expressed complete admiration for the visual appeal of Melai Cantiveros on the magazine cover.
“Kagwapa kaayo uy!” Sofia Andres commented.
“Shine bright like a kuan… diamond,” one person commented, referencing one of Rihanna’s songs.
Melai conveys her satisfaction and sheer joy regarding all her accomplishments. Becoming a celebrity was never part of her initial plan, and she never thought that she would become a part of the entertainment industry.
“Ang mga pangarap ko binase ko sa itsura ko. So, parang nag-pass-by na [ang pagiging artista] sa mga pangarap ko,” she said.
She thought of settling or becoming a housewife or a cashier before joining “Pinoy Big Brother”.
Despite the significant changes that occurred in her life following her viral success, Melai feels an immense sense of gratitude and a pleasantly overwhelming sensation when reflecting on her life before entering the world of showbiz.
“Nami-miss ko yung time na [lagi ko’ng] kasama ang pamilya ko. Yung kaguluhan, yung paunahan kami sa pagkain. Noon talaga nagkakaubusan kami. Pero ngayon, thank you Lord, kahit papaano [hindi na kami nagkakaubusan],” Melai said.
With deep gratitude and determination, Melai is now poised to advance, carrying with her the naturally humorous charm that has established her as a leading figure in bringing joy into our lives. “Thank you @previewph for Previewing my life and making it possible to ur Magazine [sic],” she thanked Preview.ph.