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PHOTO | Marian Rivera sizzles anew in Cosmo Swimsuit Special issue

Marian Rivera on the Cosmopolitan March 2013 cover.

When Marian Rivera finally agreed to be on the cover of FHM Philippines for its 150th anniversary issue, most of the hotblooded male readers of the popular men’s magazine wasted no time securing a copy.

But while the actress dubbed as the “Primetime Queen” looked radiant on the magazine’s cover and inside photos in mostly half-body poses, not a few guys still found them to be tame and not only by FHM’s usual standards.

It was also because Marian actually shows more skin in her hit teleserye “Temptation of Wife” by comparison.

As it turns out, Marian seems to be more confident being photographed in a two-piece bikini in Cosmopolitan Philippines, the women’s magazine also published by Summit Media.

The opening spread of Marian's cover story in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan.

Having appeared on the cover of the magazine on multiple occasions, including twice wearing revealing swimsuits in full body shots, Marian ups the ante and once again heats up Cosmo’s summer issue in what is easily her sexiest cover pose on any magazine ever.

Photographed by BJ Pascual and wearing only a yellow two-piece with purple trims, Marian looks absolutely stunning in the March 2013 issue dubbed as the magazine’s “Swimsuit Special”. As for the inside photos, at least the one beside the cover story aptly titled, “Girl On Fire”, also does not disappoint.

As a bonus, Cosmo also recently posted on its Facebook fan page an equally steamy cover layout of Marian for the same issue that they decided not to use.

The alternate cover layout Cosmo decided not to use.

As reactions go, Twitter user Kween Parado (@Queen_Kween) hit the nail on the head when she posted, “Mas all in pa si marian rivera sa cover ng cosmopolitan kesa nung sa fhm nya!”

Cosmo, of course, is no slouch when it comes to its own cover shoots but also for its steamy articles on sex and relationship advice — for which its US edition has come under fire — and which also explains why men are known to read it as well.

Cosmopolitan’s March 2013 issue is now available on newsstands.