The singer was initially going to make a brief appearance, but after actor Osvaldo Rios was asked to step down by Puerto Rican politicians, Marc agreed to step in and replace him.
Rios had agreed to drop out of the parade after critics said he was not an adequate representative for their country since he was convicted of domestic abuse charges in 2003 and spent three months in jail.
Marc happily stepped in saying that he "was very proud to receive the recognition from the parade organizers and the community."
Felicidades at being second choice!
[Image via Johnny Louis/WENN.]