Iya Villania

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Iya Villania
Born Raelene Elaine Ebaler Villanía-Arellano
(1986-06-29) June 29, 1986 (age 28)
Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality PhilippinesAustralia Filipino Australian
Occupation Actress, host, model, singer
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Drew Arellano (m. 2014)

Raelene Elaine Ebaler Villania-Arellano (born 29 June 1986 in Camperdown, Australia), better known as Iya Villania, is an Australian-Filipino actress and television host.[1] She has been a co-host of shows such as ASAP Mania, Us Girls and as a VJ for the music channel Myx.

Early life[edit]

Villania was born in Camperdown, Australia, but was raised in Sydney. Her parents, Ray and Elena Villania, are of Filipino descent. The youngest of three siblings, she has two older sisters named Rhoda and Sheila. Villania's interest in music started when her father sang karaoke when she was a child. As a teenager, she returned to the Philippines and went to high school in Colegio San Agustin in Makati, graduating in March 2004. She went to college in De La Salle University-Manila majoring in psychology and graduated February 2009. On January 31, 2014, she married her boyfriend of 10 years, Drew Arellano, in Meditation Point, Kawayan Cove, Nasugbu, Batangas.

Current career[edit]

Iya was a Kapuso star from 2002 to 2004. Iya's last GMA show was SOP Gigsters. In 2004, Iya moved to ABS-CBN 2 for ASAP & ASAP Fanatic. After 10 years of being a Kapamilya, Iya Villania-Arellano transferred back to GMA where her current husband, Drew Arellano, works. Iya is currently hosting the variety show Sunday All Stars.


Year Title Role Network
2015 Ang Pinaka Guest Host GMA News TV
2015 Mundo Ni Juan Host GMA Network
2014–Present Taste Buddies Host GMA News TV
2014 Sunday All Stars Herself/Host/Performer GMA Network
2013 Apoy Sa Dagat Helena Redentor ABS-CBN
2011-2013 Umagang Kay Ganda Herself/Host
2011 I Dare You Herself/Host
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine Scarlett Saavedra
2009 Only You Trixie Gonzales
2008 OMG! Host TV5
Mysmatch Host
Palmolive Shining Circle of 10: Batch 2008 Host ABS-CBN
2007 Mars Ravelo's Lastikman Yellena White
Love Spell Presents: Ellay Enchanted Cast Member
U Can Dance Ver. 2 Host
Your Song Presents: Never Knew Love Like This Before Becca
2006–2012 Us Girls Host Studio 23
2006 Your Song Presents: Narda Lea ABS-CBN
2006 Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Budlis
U Can Dance Host
2005 Wowowee Co-Host
2004–2014 ASAP Co-Host
2004–2014 MYX VJ MYX
2004 Seasons of Love Alex ABS-CBN
ASAP Fanatic Host
SOP Gigsters Host GMA Network
Gamechannel Extreme Game Jock ABC
2003 Gamechannel Game Jock IBC
Click Sydney Torres GMA Network
Walang Hanggan Rachelle


Year Title Role Company
2009 Flores De Mara
When I Met U Tracy GMA Films, Regal Entertainment
2007 Paano Kita Iibigin Tessa Star Cinema, Viva Films
2006 Pamahiin Eileen Regal Entertainment
2005 Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom Lin-Ay Enchanted Kingdom, Ignite Media and Imus Productions
2004 Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita Julia Regal Films
A Beautiful Life Janice

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Album
2009 "I Never Cry" Finally!
2008 "My First Broken Heart" Finally!
2006 "Good To Be Me" Rose Online Original Soundtrack
2005 "Almost Paradise" Footloose: The Musicale Original Soundtrack


Year Brand Company
2013 WeChat Tencent Holdings and P&G


  1. ^ Iya Villania wants to marry Drew Arellano "MANILA, Philippines -- Iya Villania is confident that her 9-year relationship with Drew Arellano will eventually lead to marriage. In an interview on late-night newscast "Bandila" aired Friday, the Kapamilya singer-host belied rumors that she and Arellano have already secretly married."