Pleasing personality plus admirable talent equals Mariel Rodriguez, a beautiful young lady who has been very amusing to lots of Filipino viewers here and abroad. With her charming smiles and upbeat voice, she was able to amaze the audience as a host, a vj and an actress as well.
Born August 10, 1984, Maria Erlinda Termulo ( her real name ), has been very succesful in her career in showbiz. Now regarded as one of the most promising tv personalities in the industry, Mariel Rodriguez was able to surpass lot of trials in her personal life and in her work.
How did she start?
Mariel first captured the interest of the Filipino audience through TV commercials and endoresements of different beauty and health products such as Rexona, Clean and Clear and her most famous atv ad, Close Up of which she was partnered to Luis Manzano, who is said to be her rumored boyfriend now. During that time, she was not that fully primed to do acting jobs not until she was given a chance to audition on a tv show in Singapore titled Rouge, MTV Asia’s first drama-comedy-action series. It was a series of auditio which she all passed with flying colors. After the final audition, she was then sent to the said country for her to meet and talk with the producers of the program for a boot camp together with other girls who passed the auditions. There, she was finally given the role of Pam, a bubbly and smart lady, said to be the walking encyclopedia of the group.
After several weeks of stay in Sinagapore for the shoot, and months passed after the show she was into finally had finished airing, she thought that, that would be the end. Fortunately, the producers and heads of MTV Philippines was then already watching her before Rouge eas aired so they decided to launch Mariel as one of the MTV VJ’s on December 2004.
Her continous success as a tv personality…
Upon returning to the Philippines, her career was then handled by Boy Abunda . Offers came her ays including ahosting job in GMA 7’s Extra Challenge together with Paolo Bediones. A Love-to-Love show also gave her a chance to do mushy romantic flicks that quite do well. However, her career made a huge boost when she was transferred to rival tv network ABS-CBN.
Actually, her stay there gave her big breaks especially in hosting when she was chosen as one of the hosts of Pinoy Big Brother with Toni Gonzaga . Blessing incessantly came her way as she was also placed as a co host of Willie Revillame in the noon time show Wowowee which was said to be her most succesful hosting job. TV shows and movies also made her innate talent of acting show off as for the movie Agent X44 with comedian Vhong Navarro.
Now, Mariel contined to be doing hosting jobs with her new show Entertainment Live with Bianca Gonzales and Toni Gonzaga.
Her life off-screen…
During her school years, she was really into participating class productions and school plays thats why when asked if she really dreamt of being a famous celebrity, her answer was a yes, even though at first she thought of a showbiz a baduy thing to do not unitl she’s part of it now.
Now that she’s a busy bee, most people think that she has no time for her family and friends and most of all, time to have a boyfriend. Well, what they thought was wrong because according to her, life should be balanced. She really makes time to be with her family and friends and also for herself. She is a type of person who want to pamper herself by going to spa for a massage and salon to do her nails. Of course, to a hard working like her, she really needs that kind of rest and recreation.
Talking about lovelife, Mariel has been very quiet and private when talking about this kind of topic. However, nothing stopped her from being linked to different celebrityt hunks like Zanjoe Marudo and the latest, Luis Manzano . Still, no confirmation from the young lady of the status of her relationship with either of the men.
What’s interesting IN Mariel’s life…
She is definitely the likes of Imelda Marcos when it comes to being a shoe addict. Asked if she has 1 million pesos what will she spend it to:
“I would spend it all on shoes! Is that mean? Should I be helping the world or something?”
“One thing people don’t know about me is… I sleep in a ratty shirt I’ve had for about eight years. The collar has even separated from the actual shirt, but I still love it!” – Mariel Rodriguez
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