Drew Arellano

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Andrew James Estrella Arellano, also known as Drew Arellano (born January 16, 1980) is a Filipino actor and host. He is one of the traveling hosts of the daily morning show, Unang Hirit and the former show Coca Cola's Ride To Fame shown by GMA Network, he is also the host of Balik-Bayan and Biyahe ni Drew in QTV (Now GMA News TV)

Drew Arellano
Born Andrew James Estrella Arellano
(1980-01-16) January 16, 1980 (age 34)
Nationality Filipino
Ethnicity Philippines Filipino United States American
Known for Drew
Spouse(s) Iya Villania-Arellano (m. 2014-present)

Early Life & Career[edit]

Andre James Estrella Arellano or Drew Arellano was born on January 16, 1980 in California, U.S.A., he was a Filipino-American Actor, Host, Triathlete & Endorser, Drew has four brothers. He graduated High School at Xavier School Manila in March 1997, and he graduated Marketing management at De La Salle University in October 2001 (also the same university of his wife Iya Villania-Arellano). Drew formerly worked as an Advertising Agency before he began his showbiz career. Drew's 1st career on showbiz on TV was a youth-oriented show called Click, with longtime girlfriend now wife Iya Villania. Drew won his 1st solo award from PMPC Star Awards For TV were he won as Best Travel Show Host for Balikbayan formerly aired on QTV 11 (now GMA News TV 11), and a year later he won again in a same category. He also won with the Unang Hirit Barkada for Unang Hirit as Best Morning Show Hosts also on PMPC Star Awards For TV 3 times in a row.

Current Career[edit]

He's currently hosted a travel show was Biyahe Ni Drew on GMA News TV 11 and the longest running Morning Show on TV was Unang Hirit on GMA 7. Drew recently guested in a talk show The Ryza Mae Show on GMA.

Sports & Hobbies[edit]

Drew is also enthusiast in sports like Basketball, and now current sport is Triathlon which he won a various medals in a Triathlon competitions held every year. Drew is also a vegetarian.


Drew also owns a hair barber shop called Gruppo Barbero, a Barber Shop for all boys and men alike, he's a manager of the shop.

Personal life[edit]

On January 31, 2014, he married his girlfriend of 10 years, Iya Villania[1] at Meditation Point, Kawayan Cove in Nasugbu, Batangas.

Television shows[edit]


  • Spirit Of The Glass
  • My First Romance (Star Cinema)


  • Winner, Best Travel Host "Balikbayan" Qtv 11, 2009 & 2010 PMPC Star Awards for TV.
  • Winner, Best Morning Show Hosts (Unang Hirit Barkada) "Unang Hirit", 2008 PMPC Star Awards for TV.
  • Nominated, Best Travel Show Host "Balikbayan" Qtv 11, 2008 PMPC Star Awards for TV.
  • Nominated, Best Talent Search Program (with Karel Marquez) "Coca Cola's Ride To Fame Yes To Dream, 2008 PMPC Star Awards for TV.
  • Nominated, Best Morning Show Hosts (Unang Hirit Barkada) "Unang Hirit", PMPC Star Awards for TV 2005-2007.


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