Daiana Menezes

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Daiana Menezes-Benaldo
Born (1987-06-20) June 20, 1987 (age 27)
Belo horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Other names Amiga
Years active 2007-present

Daiana Menezes-Benaldo (born June 20, 1987) is a Brazilian actress, model,and television host based in the Philippines and working for the GMA Network. Menezes is best known as one of the hosts of Eat Bulaga!.

Career[edit]

Menezes worked with her father in their growing shoe business, which led her to taking a fashion business design course she later graduated acting at New York Film Academy in New York City. Offers from several countries, including Thailand, were followed by one in the Philippines. She appeared in various commercials[vague] internationally before becoming a TV personality in the Philippines on the networks TV5 and GMA. She was featured in the June 2009 issue of Philippine Maxim and also appeared on the cover of FHM Philippines October 2011. She is also an endorser of Baliwag and Master Siomai, NailFiles, Rebisco Hansel crackers, Texas Wild chips, Choco Mucho, Judge chewing gum,Sassa active wear, Belo, Pretty Looks, Lady Grace and make up Ever Bilena.

Menezes was recently awarded the prestigious 2012 Global Achiever Awardee as Outstanding Ramp Model and Commercial Endorser by the Asia Pacific Awards Council (APAC) during the 20th Annual Asia Pacific Excellence Awards headed by Chairman Jonathan Navea and Japanese educator Dr. Seiji Yii-Kagawa.

Daiana also recently got the highest record breaking bid on a second hand bikini to help raise funds for the environment of a beach in the Philippines. The bidder paid 100,000.00 pesos on her used bikini November 28, 2012.[citation needed]

She's currently traveling abroad concentrating her career on acting, just on the year of 2012 she is part of 6 movies, 3 as the leading role.

Personal life[edit]

She started as an international model, pianist, painter and was a college student. She went to UNA-BH (university) fashion design school in Belo Horizonte. Her father runs his own company of shoe business in Brazil and created the franchise named after what Daiana chose as a store name. A small town located in her country, Bairro Menezes in Cataguases, Minas Gerais, was named after her grandfather (Romualdo Menezes).

She was married to Cagayan de Oro Representative Benjamin Benaldo, who attempted suicide after he lost in the last elections.

In 2013 Menezes joined PETA's campaign to free Mali from Manila Zoo and have her transferred to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary where she will have access to proper veterinary care, space to roam and the company of other elephants. Mali has been in captivity in Manila for more than 3 decades after she was poached from the wild.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2007-2012 Eat Bulaga Co-Host GMA Network
2008-2009 Ogags Host TV5
2008 LipGloss Patrice TV5
2009 Bitoy's Funniest Videos Host GMA Network
2009-2010 Bubble Gang Herself GMA Network
2009-2010 SOP Performer GMA Network
2010-2011 My Darling Aswang Bella TV5
2010-2011 Paparazzi Host TV5
2011 Iskul Bukol Helga TV5
2011 Lokomoko Herself TV5
2012 Umagang Kay Ganda Segment Host ABS-CBN

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie Yaya Foreigner
2008 Dobol Trobol: Lets Get Redi 2 Rambol! Vivien
2012 Sketch Stephanie
2012 My Amiga Girl Margarita Avez Mercedes

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