Karen Reyes

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Karen Reyes
Born Karen Mae Reyes
(1996-10-17) October 17, 1996 (age 18),
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
Other names Ka, Makarena, Ren, Karen
Years active 2012-present
Agent Star Magic (2012–present)

Karen Mae Reyes (born October 17, 1996) is a Filipina actress. On July 7, 2012, she was declared Second Big Placer of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4.[1] She is a typical teenager in her hometown Calapan, Oriental Mindoro before joining the biggest reality show in the Philippines Pinoy Big Brother[2] and finished as the second teen big placer next to Myrtle Sarrosa. Karen Reyes is currently managed and under contract to Star Magic, ABS-CBN's home based talent agency.


Karen Mae Reyes was originally from Makati City until she and her family moved to Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. Reyes was born to an OFW father who is now deceased, and a carinderia cook/ entrepreneur mother, Ms. Claire Reyes[3]

She might have been the strongest, most noticeable personality inside the PBB Teen house but 15-year old Karen Reyes could also very well be the toughest. At her early age, Reyes was an orphan to her father, Her father died of a traffic incident. She was a junior high school student at Jose J. Leido Jr. Memorial National High School in Calapan before she joined PBB Teens.

Her pretty face, being likened to that of a young Lorna Tolentino, has given her a newfound fame. Her dream is to finish high school and pursue a course in Tourism in college. Reyes is still a simple girl with simple joys, someone who enjoys texting, playing computer games, eating, and sleeping. Aside from dancing, She has also acquired the talent of seducing the camera when posing for pictures. Reyes idolizes actress Angel Locsin and she is open to any acting job. In fact, she has already been included in the cast immediately in the afternoon teleserye “Angelito” (Book 2) on ABS-CBN 2. Fans may follow Karen on Twitter at @iamkarenreyes17.[3]

She graduated studying in JJ Leido Memorial National High School in Calapan City.


Karen Reyes wore a smiling face after she went out of a large disco ball on PBB Teen Edition 4 Uber 2012 where she was introduced as an official house mate. This bubbly girl was dubbed as the Hagikgik Chic ng Mindoro for her unusual laughter but deep inside, Karen hides her sadness. Her father died due to a traffic incident and she became very emotional before she entered the PBB house. She said her goodbyes to her mother whom she will miss while staying inside Kuya's house.[4] After 90 days of staying inside big brother's house, Reyes was declared PBB Teen Edition 4 Second Big Placer! She got 11.91% of combined Save and Evict votes during the finale that was held on July 7, 2012 at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Bulacan. Reyes won P500,000 and other prizes: appliance showcase from Whirlpool and Fujidenzo, Sony Vaio laptop and Sony Cybershot digital cameras.[5]


Year Film Awards/Critics Award Result
2012 Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 2nd Big Placer Won
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards 2012 ASAP POP FEMALE TWEEN STAR Nominated
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards 2012 ASAP POP TWEEN LOVETEAM Won



Year Title Role Network
2012 Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 Housemate/1st Big Placer ABS-CBN
Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto Sofia
Luv U Ayen Timbol
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Saranggola Young Mylene
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Heels Zephi
2014 Moon of Desire Cindy Alquiros
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Panyo Margie
Ipaglaban Mo: Kasal Ka Sa Akin Karen


Year Title Role Studio
2014 She's Dating the Gangster Cameo Appearance Star Cinema & Summit Media


  1. ^ "Karen Reyes is 2nd Big Placer" July 08, 2012, realitytv
  2. ^ "Pinoy Big Brother". abs-cbn. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Karen Reyes's biography". manila bulletin. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Housemate Profile: Karen Reyes" April 08, 2012, 2012, PBB.ABS CBN
  5. ^ "Reyes is the 2nd Big Placer". abs-cbn. Retrieved July 03, 2012, ABS-CBN News.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

External links[edit]

  • Karen Reyes profile at Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 website.