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Mariel Rodriguez at ABS-CBN in May 2010
|Born||Maria Erlinda Lucille Sazon Termulo
August 10, 1984
|Other names||Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla|
|Occupation||Actress, Host, Model, MTV VJ|
|Height||5 feet 2 inches|
|Spouse(s)||Robin Padilla (2010-present)|
Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla (born Maria Erlinda Lucille Sazon Termulo on August 10, 1984) is a Filipina commercial model, endorser, TV host, former MTV VJ and actress. She first started as an MTV VJ. She used to co-host the noontime variety show Happy Yipee Yehey!. During its run, she has also been a host for the reality franchise Pinoy Big Brother and the now defunct noontime show Wowowee.
Starting her career as a model for Clean & Clear facials and became a VJ on MTV Pilipinas, she was brought in by GMA-7. Later she moved to station ABS-CBN Network to host the noon-time program Wowowee and Pinoy Big Brother. On September 2011, she resigned on ABS-CBN and moved to TV5.
Other than hosting jobs on TV, Rodriguez-Padilla acted in the Bud Brothers Series played as Betsey (Betchay), Varga series and several films.
Born as Maria Erlinda Lucille Sazon Termulo, she was known by the nickname 'Mariel' as a child.
She has one sister and two half siblings. Her sister, Kaye Garcia, owns Hot Pink Lingerie. Her half siblings, Ethan and Julia Termulo, live in New Jersey, America.
She started her career at the age of 15, modeling for commercials and ads. Her big break came when she was cast in MTV Asia's TV show Rouge. Introducing herself through the webcam, she flew to Singapore for an audition and got the part. Her role in the show caught the eye of MTV Philippines executives and was made a VJ in December 2004. She left MTV in April 2006.
GMA-7 signed her as one of their stars. While in the network, she became one of the regular hosts of Extra Challenge. She has also appeared on several shows, such as Love to Love. In 2005, she moved to ABS-CBN.
She has endorsed many products and clothing lines, such as Meg Clothing, Zen Zest, Hot Pink Lingerie, Close-Up, Rexona, Clean&Clear, and Pizza Hut
She is one of the former original main-hosts of ABS-CBN's noontime show entitled Happy Yipee Yehey!.
She previously dated Filipino actor, Zanjoe Marudo, after Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition and decided to split up early 2010. She met Robin Padilla on the game show, Wowowee when Padilla was temporarily a presenter. She married Padilla on 19 August 2010 at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.
|2013||Kuratong Baleleng (film)||Rozalinda Ozamis||RCP Productions|
|2011||Tum, My Pledge Of Love||Erlinda Dimatumba||Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation
|2007||Agent X44||Mary Grace / Agent 690||Star Cinema|
- "Mariel Now A Kapatid". September 23, 2011.