Ai-Ai de las Alas
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|Ai-Ai de las Alas|
|Born||Martina Aileen de las Alas
November 11, 1964 
San Luis, Batangas,
|Residence||Calatagan, Batangas, Philippines|
|Spouse(s)||Miguel Vera (m. 1989–96)
Jed Salang (m. 2013)
Martina Aileen de las Alas, professionally known as Ai-Ai de las Alas (born November 11, 1964), is a Filipino actress of film and television, dubbed as the "Philippine Queen of Comedy" and "Comedy Concert Queen". De las Alas first gained nationwide recognition for her movie Ang Tanging Ina which became a blockbuster hit. Due to the movie's popularity, it received a TV series spin-off with Alas again taking the lead role. The movie eventually spawned two sequels: Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat and Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!).
De las Alas is the daughter of Engr. Rosendo de las Alas (1920–2008) and Gregoria de las Alas née Hernández (died 30 December 2013), and was later adopted by her spinster aunt, Justa de las Alas. She earned a Mass Communication degree from Far Eastern University (FEU) in 1985.
She was married to actor Miguel Vera and had two children; de las Alas also had a son from a previous relationship. Before acting, she worked as a sales lady in a department store and also performed as a stand-up comic in comedy bars around Metro Manila. She married 28-year-old American businessman Jed Salang on April 3, 2013. Her marriage to Salang, who is 20 years her junior, ended after a month, with de las Alas confirming their separation on May 19.
De las Alas has done several movies including blockbuster hit Ang Tanging Ina produced by Star Cinema. It was followed by more comedy films like Volta where she played a superhero, which spun off into a television series. In the noon-time television show MTB: Ang Saya Saya she was one of the lead hosts. In prime-time teleseries, she played an important role in the TV remake of Bituing Walang Ningning as Dorina's mother. She has also acted in the films Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo, Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat and Pasukob.
She also released her first album with Star Records entitled Ang Tanging Ina Nyo, featuring six novelty tunes, with tracks including "Tanging Ina Nyo", "Volta", "Dance-phabet", "Tong Twalya", "Si Manloloko" and "Super Papa". On November 4, 2014, De las Alas was interviewed by TV Patrol on set of a music video filming on the night of November 3. During the November 9 episode of ASAP 19, she premiered her song "Nandito Lang Ako" and revealed that she will be going under the stage name of ADA. She stated that she was inspired by Jennifer Lopez's nickname J.Lo.
Return to GMA Network
After almost two decades of working with ABS-CBN, De las Alas decided to return to her home network GMA Network where she used to work as co-host on the noontime shows Lunch Date and Salo-Salo Together (SST). On her return, she inked a two-year exclusive contract. One of the deciding factors for her move was the lack of project from the Kapamilya Network It would be recalled that her last show in ABS-CBN was the remake of Dyesebel alongside Anne Curtis.
Her grand homecoming was celebrated in the Sunday-noontime show Sunday All Stars where she was warmly welcomed as the newest Kapuso. As her first project, Delas Alas joined the cast of the GMA's Telebabad series Let The Love Begin where she played the cool DJ mother of Ruru Madrid. The show aired its final episode last August 7, 2015.
De las Alas is also one of the main hosts and comediennes in the newest Sunday afternoon comedy variety show Sunday PinaSaya alongside her best friend who she fondly calls as "kambal" (twin sister) Marian Rivera and the dynamic comedy duo Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola. Sunday PinaSaya is making waves with its success in the ratings game, challenging its rival show, the longest running musical variety show ASAP 20 of ABS-CBN Corporation.
De las Alas is also set to host the new celebrity talk show of GMA Network entitled CelebriTV which will replace the longest running celebrity talk show Startalk. She will be hosting alongside Joey De Leon, Lolit Solis, and Ricky Lo who are also the hosts of Startalk. It is set to premier on September 19, 2015.
Aside from television shows in the Kapuso Network, De las Alas also joined international shows in Canada and the United States through GMA Pinoy TV. She was one of the guests in the 10th anniversary of GMA Pinoy TV.
After the successful team-up in the Metro Manila Film Festival movie Enteng ng Ina Mo in 2011, De Las Alas is set to do another MMFF movie entry with Vic Sotto in 2015. The film entitled "My Pabebe Love" is a co-production of Sotto's M-Zet TV Productions and Octo-Arts Films. This will be directed by Jose Javier Reyes. The phenomenal Eat Bulaga! love team of Alden Richards and Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza, better known as AlDub, will also be part of this romantic-comedy movie.
|2015||My Bebe Love||TBA|
|La Amigas||Victoria "Vicky" Verallo|
|Past Tense||Beh/Future Belle ( Past Belle: Kim Chiu )|
|2013||Kung Fu Divas||Charlotte/Lyna|
|Bromance: My Brother's Romance||Woman in the mausoleum|
|2012||Sisterakas||Bernadette "Detty" S. Maningas|
|2011||Enteng Ng Ina Mo||Ina Montecillo|
|Who's that Girl?||Mr. Enduque's mistress|
|2010||Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)||Ina Montecillo|
|2009||Ang Tanging Pamilya: A Marry Go Round||Sunshine Sicat|
|BFF: (Best Friends Forever)||Frances|
|2008||Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat||Ina Montecillo|
|Ikaw Pa Rin: Bongga Ka Boy!||Dra. Baby Holmes|
|2007||Pasukob||Julia San Miguel|
|Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo||Georgia Quizon|
|2006||Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso: Not Once, But Twice||Love|
|2005||Shake, Rattle & Roll 2k5||Ispiritista|
|Ang Tanging Ina||Ina Montecillo|
|2000||Bakit Ba Ganyan? (Ewan Ko nga ba, Darling)|
|1999||Kiss Mo 'Ko||Pola|
|Ms. Kristina Moran, Ang Babaeng Palaban||Ms. Kristine Moran|
|It's Cool Bulol|
|1997||Isang Tanong, Isang Sagot||Kiry|
|Computer Kombat||Mama Tasining|
|1994||Darna: Ang Pagbabalik|
|1993||Bulag, Pipi at Bingi||Cinderella|
|1992||Guwapings: The First Adventure||Vivian|
|Shake, Rattle & Roll IV||Astrude|
|1991||Shake, Rattle & Roll III||Dezzi Rae|
|Underage Too||Yaya Kristina|
|1990||Wooly Booly 2: Ang Titser Kong Alien|
|Bakit Kay Tagal ng Sandali?|
|Rocky n Rolly: Suntok Sabay Takbo|
|1989||Romeo Loves Juliet... But Their Families Hate Each Other!|
|Wooly Booly: Ang Classmate Kong Alien|
|Gawa Na Ang Balang Para sa Akin|
|1988||Regal Shocker: The Movie||Marida|
|1987||Mga Syanong Parak||Lalang|
|Dalawang Larawan ng Pag-ibig||Kris Ananie|
|1985||Sana Kahit Minsan||Jenny Mae|
|2015||CelebriTV||Herself / Host||
|Sunday PinaSaya||Herself / Host|
|Celebrity Bluff||Celebrity Gangnammm|
|Sunday All Stars||Guest|
|Let the Love Begin||Jenina 'Jeni' Magtanggol|
|Sabado Badoo||Cameo Footage Featured|
|2014||Dingdong and Marian Royal Wedding||Herself/Veil Sponsor with Gabby Eigenmann|
|Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel||Banak||
|2013||Bet on Your Baby||Herself/Contestant|
|Wansapanataym: Moomoo Knows Best||Joanna|
|2013||Toda Max||Vangie "Van" Batumbakal||
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||Susana|
|2012||Toda Max||Nurse Aina|
|Wako Wako||Dyosa Marishka|
|2011||My Binondo Girl||Zenaida "Zheny" Dimaguiba|
|Maria La Del Barrio||Casilda Dimaculangan|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||Susana|
|Your Song Presents: Maling Akala||Buena Cobangbang|
|M3 (Malay Mo Ma-develop)||Kring-Kring|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Xylophone||Alice|
|2010–2013||Pilipinas Got Talent||Herself/Judge|
|2009||Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Pepeng Agimat||Gloring Dimaanta|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||Bining|
|May Bukas Pa||Delilah|
|Ruffa & Ai||Herself/Host|
|2008||I Love Betty La Fea||Julia Pengson|
|2007||Princess Sarah||Rama Dass|
|2006||Love Spell Presents: Pasko Na, Santa Ko||Satana|
|Bituing Walang Ningning||Adora|
|2005||My Juan and Only||Mercy|
|ETK (Entertainment Konek)||Herself/Guest|
|2003–2005||Ang Tanging Ina||Ina Macaspac|
|2003||Magandang Tanghali Bayan||Herself/Host|
|2002||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Gown||Ingrid|
|2000||Arriba, Arriba!||Venus Arriba|
|1999||Comedy Central Market||Herself||
|1998–2005||Magandang Tanghali Bayan||Herself/Host||
|1997||1 For 3||Tambulite||
|1993||Salo-Salo Together (SST)||Herself/Host|
|1991–1994||R.S.V.P.||Herself/Host/Cheenie La Chicka|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Association||Awards and Nominations||Result|
|2015||38th Gawad Urian Awards||Best Actress (Ronda)||Nominated|
|2013||44th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Phenomenal Box Office Stars
|PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Darling of the Press||Nominated|
|2012||43rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Phenomenal Box Office Stars
|PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Darling of the Press||Nominated|
|PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actress of the Year (Enteng Ng Ina Mo)||Nominated|
|43rd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Comedy Box-Office Tandem (Enteng Ng Ina Mo)
with (Vic Sotto)
|PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actress of the Year (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)||Nominated|
|2011||42nd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Box-Office Queen (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!))||Won|
|PMPC Star Awards for TV||Female Face of the Night||Won|
|9th Gawad Tanglaw||Presidential Jury Award||Won|
|36th Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines||Best Actress (Enteng Ng Ina Mo)||Nominated|
|FAP Awards||Best Actress (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)||Nominated|
|Golden Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)||Nominated|
|PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Comedy Actress (M3: Malay Mo Ma-develop)||Won|
|25th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Single Performance by an Actress (Maalaala Mo Kaya: Krus)||Won|
|2010||41st Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Box-Office Queen (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!))||Won|
|59th FAMAS Awards||Best Actress (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!))||Won|
|36th Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines||Best Actress Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)'||Won|
|2009||Golden Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) (Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat)||Nominated|
|FAP Awards||Best Actress (Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat)||Nominated|
|40th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Comedy Box-Office Queen||Won|
|2008||22nd Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress||Nominated|
|24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actress of the year (Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo)||Won|
|2007||21st PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actress (Bituing Walang Ningning)||Nominated|
|2004||52nd FAMAS Awards||Best Actress (Ang Tanging Ina)||Nominated|
|PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Gameshow Host (Singgaling)||Won|
|PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress (Ang Tanging Ina)||Won|
|2003||PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Comedy Actress (Whattamen)||Won|
|35th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Box- Office Queen (Ang Tanging Ina)||Won|
|2002||PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Comedy Actress (Whattamen)||Won|
|2000||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Gameshow Host (Singgaling)||Won|
|1999||Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress (Ibang Klase)||Won|
|1998||Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress||Won|
- "Ai-Ai asks Erap for a house on her birthday". ABS-CBN News. November 12, 2009.
- Mario Dumaual (June 3, 2010). "Ai Ai Delas Alas goes back to school". ABS-CBN News.
- Alex Valentin Brosas (October 31, 2009). "Ai-Ai-Miguel: 'Tanging Pamilya' reconstructed?". Manila Bulletin.
- Pilar Mateo (May 18, 2007). "Remember Miguel Vera?". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
- Glenda Villena (February 21, 2011). "Ai Ai reveals sad past as adopted child". OMG! Yahoo Philippines News.
- Gerry Ocampo (December 4, 2010). "Ai-Ai shares her life story". People's Journal.
- "Right at home at her super sosyal house". Philippine Entertainment Portal. February 24, 2009.
- "PIDC Mabuhay Festival". The Philippine Reporter. July 19, 2008.
- "Ai Ai's search for fairy-tale ending fails again". 20 May 2013. ABS CBN. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "Ai Ai breaks down as she confirms breakup". 19 May 2013. ABS CBN. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "In Tune: Ai Ai delas Alas gears for ‘reboot’". Star Cinemas ABS-CBN. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
- "OFFICIAL: ADA The EDM Diva Is Ai Ai Delas Alas!". Star Music. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
- "44th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
- "42nd Box-Office Entertainment Awards honors outstanding actors and actresses of 2010". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
- "40th Box Office Entertainment Awards given out". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-21.