Ara Mina

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Ara Mina
Born Hazel Pascual Reyes
(1979-05-09) May 9, 1979 (age 36)
Manila, Philippines
Other names Ara, Kris
Occupation Actress, fashion model, and singer
Years active 1986–present
Partner(s) Patrick Meneses
Children 1
Relatives Cristine Reyes

Hazel Pascual Reyes (born May 9, 1979), better known by her screen name Ara Mina, is a Filipina actress, fashion model and singer. She won the Golden Screen Award in 2004 for Best Actress in a drama in the Philippines for her role as Luna in Minsan Pa. Mina is also known for her roles in the films Mano Po 2 and Huling Birhen sa Lupa, the two of which that have given her acting trophies in the past.[which?]

Mina has appeared on the television shows Bubble Gang, Prinsesa ng Banyera, and Totoy Bato. She also played the role of Glacilda Bautista in Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?.[1] Mina has also starred as Josie Ramirez in the afternoon drama Yesterday's Bride on GMA Network. In 2013, she has appeared in the drama anthologies of networks ABS-CBN and GMA, Maalaala Mo Kaya and Magpakailanman, respectively, and has also made guest appearances on Wansapanataym on ABS-CBN and Startalk on GMA.

Personal life[edit]

She is the daughter of Chuck Mathay, a former Philippine congressman from Quezon City. Her half-sister Cristine Reyes is also an actress with ABS-CBN.

On December 17, 2014, Mina gave birth to a daughter, Amanda Gabrielle Meneses, her first child with Bulakan mayor, Patrick Meneses.[2]



Year Title Role Network
2015 Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal (season 5) One of the 20 Lucky Stars ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sanggol
2014 Trenderas Diane San Miguel TV5
Wansapanataym: Enchanted House Dorothy Barin ABS-CBN
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Double Bass Liezel
Wansapanataym: Dolly Daldal Lisa
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Drawing Shirley
Teen Gen Violeta "Violet" Bernardo-Torres GMA Network
Magpakailanman: The Wally Bayola Story Riza
2012 Yesterday's Bride Josie Ramirez
P.S. I Love You Cassandra TV5
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tulay Ester ABS-CBN
Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum Rhea Bustillos TV5
I Dare You Herself (Challenger) ABS-CBN
Showtime Guest
Untold Stories Mula sa Face to Face TV5
2010 Ilumina Elsa Sebastian GMA Network
2009 Sine Novela: Tinik Sa Dibdib Trixie Veneracion-Marquez (deceased; she replaced into Sheryl Cruz as Rita Domingo)
Sine Novela: Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? [1] Glacilda Bautista
Carlo J. Caparas' Totoy Bato [3] Elena Magtanggol (Special Guest Role)
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Dagat Leah ABS-CBN
Ligaw na Bulaklak Janet / Jennifer Alegro
2007 Prinsesa ng Banyera Cassandra Ynares / Elena
Bubble Gang Herself GMA Network
Lupin Sister Anna Nicole
2006 Magpakailanman
2005 Mars Ravelo's Darna Dyesebel (Special Guest Role)
2004 Mulawin Vultura / Violeta / Veronica
Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man Destiny
2002 Kung Mawawala Ka Lucinda Montemayor
2000 Kiss Muna Ara
1997 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila Herself / Co-host ABS-CBN
1986 That's Entertainment Herself GMA Network



Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2002 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Mano Po Nominated [4]
2005 19th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress Mulawin Nominated


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