Saab Magalona

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Saab Magalona
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Saab Magalona at the Rock For a Fully Abled Nation benefit concert in the Eastwood City, Manila, 2013.
Born Maria Isabella Simone Arroyo Magalona
(1988-11-23) November 23, 1988 (age 26)
Manila, Philippines
Other names Saab Magalona
Occupation Host, Singer, Model, Actress, Blogger, Photographer
Years active 2007-present
Spouse(s) Jim Bacarro (m. 2015)
Family Enrique Magalona (great grandfather)
Pancho Magalona (grandfather)
Tita Duran (grandmother)
Francis Magalona (father)
Maxene Magalona (sister)
Frank Magalona (brother)
Elmo Magalona (brother)
Hiro Peralta (cousin)

Maria Isabella Simone Arroyo Magalona-Bacarro or known as Saab Magalona (born November 23, 1988[1] in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipina actress, singer, photographer and blogger who started in the TV5 youth-oriented drama series Lipgloss. She is the daughter of Francis Magalona and sister of Maxene Magalona,[1][2] Frank Magalona & Elmo Magalona.


Her father is the late Filipino rapper and actor comedian Francis Magalona; her grandparents are the late actors Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran. She took up Creative Writing at the Ateneo de Manila University.

In 2007, she made her first onscreen appearance as the friend of Eleanor (played by Alessandra de Rossi) in the GMA Network telefantasya Kamandag where her sister Maxene played the role of one of Richard Gutierrez' leading ladies. In 2008, she joined the cast of TV5's Lipgloss. In October 2010, she made her GMA debut on the teleserye "Koreana", playing Ivy.

On January 24, 2015, she married her longtime boyfriend, Jim Bacarro in a private ceremony that was held in St. Ignatius Chapel inside the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City. The ceremony was attended by the couples family and close friends including Saab's siblings Frank Magalona, Elmo Magalona and Maxene Magalona, who also served as her maid of honor, Miss World 2013 Megan Young and her sister Lauren Young, who are both part of the bridal entourage, Janine Gutierrez, her cousin Hiro Peralta and Michael V., who is one of the principal sponsors.[3]



Year Title Role Network
2007–2008 Kamandag Ria Ramos GMA Network
2008–2009 Lipgloss Meg Madrigal TV5
2009 Moomoo & Me RC
2010 Koreana Ivy Jung GMA Network
2011 Captain Barbell Kristel
2012 My Beloved Ginella Quijano
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa Celine Montenegro
The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto Christina TV5
2013 Forever Leila GMA Network
Adarna Robin


  1. ^ a b Santiago, Erwin (2008-11-28). ""Lipgloss" star Saab Magalona admits rift with sister Maxene, denies living-in with boyfriend". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ Bautista, Mario E. (2008-12-04). "Patrick doesn't want to trick Jennylyn". Journal Online. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  3. ^, LOOK: Saab Magalona's wedding in Baguio City