Phoemela Baranda

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Phoemela Baranda
Phoemela Baranda.jpg
Born Phoemela Baranda
(1980-10-01) October 1, 1980 (age 34)
Manila, Philippines
Years active 1999-present
Children Kim Nichole (b. December 5, 1998)
Modelling information
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair colour Dark Brown
Eye colour Dark Brown
Dress size UK 8 - US 4 - EU 36
Manager Professional Models Association of the Philippines

Phoemela Baranda (born October 1, 1980) is a Filipina model, actress and was the entertainment anchor of ABS-CBN’s weekday flagship news broadcast of TV Patrol.[1] She is a former officer and currently a member of Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP)[2] and appears regularly on magazine covers and advertising campaigns. Currently she has already appeared in 5 Tagalog movies, 4 TV series' and was once a host for the Philippine reality show Extra-Extra. Recently in 2008, Phoemela was a contestant in the Philippine version of Fear Factor.[3] She has 1 daughter named Kim Nichole (housemate of Pinoy Big Brother: All In)


Phoemela Baranda started modelling when she was 13 years old, joining the clothing brand Pink Soda’s club search where she was selected.[4] Her first commercial was for Extraderm, a line of facial products. After her runner-up finish at the 1994 Philippine search for the Elite Model Look in 1994, she continued her modeling stints in ramp, mainstream media advertising campaigns and print media, appearing on the covers of the local editions of Uno, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, T3, Mega Magazine, Preview, Marie Claire and Maxim. Baranda is acknowledged as the first Filipina model to have enjoyed major success in the local modelling industry and earned a fortune even before she reached the age of 20.

In 2000, she briefly played a minor part in the Philippine television series Pangako sa ’Yo (I promise you), which she quickly followed up with a teen-comedy movie role opposite Carlos Agassi in the 2001 movie Cool Dudes, which paved the way for her acting career. In 2003 she played Esmeralda in the GMA series Narito ang Puso ko. She got her first hosting stint in Extra Challenge when she did a successful audition when Miriam Quiambao left the reality show in 2003. She has then transferred to ABS-CBN as a segment host for the showbiz gossip show The Buzz, which paved the way for her next project as showbiz anchor-woman for TV Patrol.

Baranda placed 23rd in the FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women of the World in 2006;[5][6] she has also placed 48th in 2003, 29th in 2004,[7] 49th in 2005,[8][9] and 79th in 2007.[10] She did not rank in 2008. Baranda has relied on Dra. Vicki Belo for her cosmetic concerns;[11] she has also hosted several special events for the Belo medical group.[12]



Film Year
Huling Henya 2013
Coming Soon 2013
Tatlong Baraha (Three aces) 2006
Ang Pamana (The inheritance) 2006
Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom 2005
Dubai 2005
Cool Dudes 2001


Title Year
Confessions of a Torpe (TV5) 2014
Maria Mercedes 2013
Boracay Bodies (TV5) 2013
Cityscape (ABS-CBN News Channel) 2012–present (host)
Enchanted Garden 2012
I Dare You 2011 (as a guest host and challenger)
Umagang Kay Ganda 2010–2012
Magkaribal 2010
Showtime 2010 (Special guest judge); 2011 (Returning judge)
TV Patrol 2005–2010 (Star Patrol anchor)
Pinoy Fear Factor 2008
Ysabella 2007
Mga Anghel Na Walang Langit 2005
The Buzz 2004–2015, 2010 (Voice over)
Extra-Extra 2003–2004
Narito Ang Puso Ko 2003
Eat Bulaga! 2001-2002
Pangako sa ’Yo 2000

Personal life[edit]

Phoemela has a bachelor's degree Interdisciplinary Studies, having graduated from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in 2001.[13] She lives an active lifestyle[14] engaging in physical activities such as going to the gym and bikram yoga,[15] she is also active in sports particularly badminton and squash [16] where she has placed in several local open tournaments.[17] Phoemela previously dated Ira Cruz, lead guitarist of the local band Bamboo.[18] Ira then confirmed in a June 2009 interview with Dolly Anne Carvajal that they have always been on and off and lately has broken off completely.[19]

She has one child out of wedlock, named Kim Nichole. Nichole is a former housemate in Pinoy Big Brother: All In.[20][21]


  1. ^ "TV Patrol World". TV Pinoy. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Phoemela Baranda". PMAP Website. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Daring Dozen". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  4. ^ "Phoemela Baranda". Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  5. ^ "Philippines 100 Sexiest Women of the World 2006". FHM Philippines. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  6. ^ "FHM's 100 most beautiful women of 2006". FHM July Issue. 
  7. ^ "FHM 100 of 2004". FHM. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  8. ^ "2005 FHM 100". Siopao Master. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  9. ^ "FHM 100 - 2005". FHM. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  10. ^ "FHM 100 - 2007". FHM. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  11. ^ "Press Release". BeloMed. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  12. ^ "Katrina remains Vicki’s clinic endorser". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  13. ^ "Phoemela Phenomena". Maxim Magazine. 
  14. ^ "Phoemela 2006- Cover Girl". FHM Magazine. 
  15. ^ "Summer brings noontime shows outside of TV Studios". Manila Standard. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  16. ^ "Beautiful people into squash". Inquirer Sports. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  17. ^ "Celebs in big push for squash". Philippine Star. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  18. ^ "Phoemela Baranda on breakup with Ira Cruz: No third party involved". Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  19. ^ "Rachel’s yummy ‘Sexy Chef’ diet". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  20. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Phoemela has 15-year-old daughter". Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "Phoemela Barranda, umaming may 15-anyos na anak" (in Filipino). DZMM. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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