MANILA - Amid public clamor for her to don the costume of iconic Filipina superheroine Darna, actress Jessy Mendiola on Tuesday showed off her flawless figure on Instagram to the delight of her fans.
In the photo, which was taken over the weekend at a beach resort in Anilao, Batangas, the 22-year-old Mendiola can be seen in a stunning red two-piece swimwear.
The post has garnered more than 25,000 likes and over 500 comments, with many praising Mendiola's gorgeous body. Others, meanwhile, pointed out that the actress will be a good replacement for Angel Locsin.
Last October 26, the 30-year-old Locsin announced her decision to back out of the planned Star Cinema-produced Darna film due to a health problem.
Days after, Mendiola posted a photo of her drinking coffee from a mug that had a Wonder Woman image. The caption read: "This is my favorite mug, walang basagan ng trip. Kaloka."
Nevertheless, it prompted some of Mendiola's more than 800,000 followers, due to Darna's close resemblance to the iconic DC Comics character, to speculate that she will replace Locsin for the film.
Star Cinema has yet to make an official announcement on the matter, but Locsin did confirm on Instagram that a new Darna has already been picked.
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