|Melai Bunayog Cantiveros-Francisco|
|Born||Melisa Bunayog Cantiveros-Francisco
April 6, 1988
General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
Former reality show contestant
Melai Cantiveros-Francisco (born Melisa Bunayog Cantiveros on April 6, 1988), is a Filipina actress, comedienne, host and fifth female Big Winner of the reality show, Pinoy Big Brother. She is currently one of ABS-CBN's contract talents.
Cantiveros was born on April 6, 1988 at General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines to Dionisio and Virginia Cantiveros. She is the third of four siblings and the only daughter. She studied at Mindanao State University – General Santos. On the September 8, 2013 episode of The Buzz, she revealed in an interview with Boy Abunda that she is pregnant with Jason's child and got married to Jason Francisco in December 9, 2013.
In October 2009, Cantiveros entered the Big Brother house along with 25 other housemates. After 133 days, she was able to garner enough votes to reach the final episode wherein she won the competition by getting 1,226,675 votes or 32.08% of the entire votes.
In February 2010, Cantiveros did guesting in several talk shows like The Buzz, SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon, and Entertainment Live. She was also invited to variety shows such as ASAP ROCKS. She and her real life partner, Jason Francisco, starred in a reality show spin off entitled Melason In Love. Cantiveros was also cast in the daytime drama Impostor. She also landed a main role in the fantaserye show, Kokey @ Ako. She also played a main role in Maalaala Mo Kaya as a maid named Pangga. She became one of the hosts on the now defuct noon time show Happy, Yipee, Yehey. She also played a main role as Brandy De la Paz in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Mana Po before the show ended in late March.
|2011||The Adventures of Pureza, Queen of the Riles||Pureza|
|2012||Larong Bata||Ms. De Regla|
|2010||ASAP POP Viewer's Choice Awards||Pop Fans Club (MELASON)||Won|
|Cosmopolitan||Top 10 Fun Fearless Women||Won|
|2009||ASAP POP Viewer's Choice Awards||Pop New Face||Nominated|
|Pinoy Big Brother
|Pinoy Big Brother Regular Season