Carmina Villaroel

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This name uses Philippine naming customs for married women. The birth middle name or maternal family name is Muñiz, the birth surname or paternal family name is Villaroel, and the marital name is Legaspi.
Carmina Villaroel Legaspi
Born María Carmina Muñiz Villaroel
(1975-08-17) August 17, 1975 (age 41)
Laguna, Philippines
Other names Cynthia/Rosella (from Esperanza)
Juliana (from Got to Believe)
Alexa (from Bridges of Love)
Lucille (from Doble Kara)
Occupation Television presenter, actress, model
Years active 1984–present
Agent GMA (2003-2011)
Spouse(s) Rustom Padilla (m. 1994 - annulled 2002)
Zoren Legaspi (m. 2012-present)
Children Cassandra Muñiz Legaspi
Maverick Muñiz Legaspi (Twins)

María Carmina Muñiz Villaroel Legaspi (born August 17, 1975), better known by her screen name Carmina Villaroel, is a Filipina actress, television presenter and former model.


Villaroel was with Regal Entertainment in the early 1980s, and had several movies with the film production company. In the mid-1990s, she moved to VIVA Films.

She starred in the afternoon teleserye Recuerdo de Amor from 2001 to 2002 as a comeback while she hosted on ABS-CBN 2's Morning Girls from 2002 to 2003. Villaroel switched to rival network GMA 7, hosting the now-defunct morning talk show Sis in 2003 together with real-life sisters Janice de Belen and Gelli de Belen until it unofficially ended in 2010, then later she is also the co-host of Love ni Mister, Love ni Misis in 2010 until ended in 2011 with her husband Zoren Legaspi.[1] Villaroel is a former contract artist of GMA Network under GMA Artist Center.

She returned to ABS-CBN in January 2012 to star in Lorenzo's Time. Villaroel also hosted the weekend entertainment news programme Showbiz Inside Report alongside Janice de Belen, Joey Marquez and Ogie Diaz followed by Buzz ng Bayan alongside Janice and Boy Abunda. She had recently starred in two primetime teleseryes; the romantic-drama Got to Believe and the soap opera Bridges of Love. Currently, she also starred in the afternoon melodrama series Doble Kara, portraying the role of Lucille Dela Rosa, an overprotective foster mother of Kara who's doesn't know all of her family's secrets.



Year Title Role(s) Type of Role Network
2016 Till I Met You Cassandra Supporting role ABS-CBN
2015-2016 Doble Kara Lucille Acosta-Dela Rosa Co-lead role / Antagonist
2015 Bridges of Love Alexa Almeda-Meyers/Antonio Main role / Antagonist
2013-2014 Got to Believe Juliana San Juan-Manansala Supporting role / Antagonist
Buzz ng Bayan Herself Co-hostess
2013 May Isang Pangarap Vanessa "Nessa" Francisco Main role
2012 Wansapanataym: Perfect Gift Joanna Episode guest
Zoren-Carmina: Always Forever, A Wedding Like No Other Herself Co-lead role
Toda Max Chef Mina Guest appearance
Lorenzo's Time Kathy "Kat-Kat" Gonzales-Montereal Main role
It's Showtime Herself Guest Co-hostess
2012-2013 Showbiz Inside Report Herself Main hostess
2011 Pahiram ng Isang Ina Emily Martinez Lead role GMA Network
2010-2011 Love ni Mister, Love ni Misis Herself Co-hostess
2011 Munting Heredera Alyssa Guest cast
2010-2012 Pepito Manaloto Maricar del Valle Former cast
2010 The Last Prince Reyna Lamara Supporting role
2004-2010 SiS Herself Main hostess
2009 Sana Ngayong Pasko young Remedios Dionisio Special participation
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Reseta Judith Episode guest ABS-CBN
2003-2004 Narito Ang Puso Ko Ava "Primavera" Grande Supporting role / Antagonist GMA Network
2002-2003 Morning Girls with Kris and Korina Herself Main hostess ABS-CBN
2001-2003 Recuerdo de Amor Luisa Arellano / Rebecca Stuart Lead role
1998-1999 Halik Sa Apoy Attorney Alyssa Lambino / Celine Lead role GMA Network
1998 Ganyan Kita Kamahal Eloisa Espiritu Lead role
1997-2002 !Oka Tokat Carmela Main role / Antagonist ABS-CBN
1997-1999 Esperanza Attorney Cynthia Salazar / Rosella Salgado† Main role / Antagonist
1996-2000 Oki Doki Doc Dyords / George Main role
1994-1999 Tropang Trumpo Herself Main cast TV5
1991-1997 Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata Elizabeth Delos Santos Main role ABS-CBN
Palibhasa Lalake Cathy Main role
1987-1995 Eat Bulaga! Herself Co-hostess RPN/ABS-CBN
1986-1996 That's Entertainment Herself Co-hostess GMA Network


Year Title Role Film Producer
2015 Everyday I Love You Gina Star Cinema
2012 One More Try Dr. Chesca Star Cinema
2011 The Road Carmela GMA Films
2010 Shake, Rattle and Roll 12 Head Nurse Regal Entertainment
2006 Tulay
2003 Mano Po 2: My Home Janet Regal Entertainment
2002 Cass & Cary: Who Wants To Be A Billionaire? Michelle
2001 Super Idol Jenny
2000 Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin Monique
Minsan Minahal Kita Jackie
1999 Esperanza: The Movie Cynthia Salazar Star Cinema
Lalaban Ako Hanggang Sa Huling Hininga
Sumigaw Ka Hanggang Gusto Mo
1998 Ang Erpat Kong Astig Celia
Kahit Mabuhay Kang Muli Gel
Buhawi Jack Vera
1997 Ipaglaban Mo: The Movie Part 2 Belen
1996 Oki Doki Doc: The Movie George
Maruja Maruja Isabel Sevilla/Nina Concepcion
Maginoong Barumbado
Bayarang Puso Christine Sanvictores
1994 Wating
1993 Tom & Jerry: Hindi Kaming Hayop
Hindi Kita Malilimutan
1992 Guwapings: The First Adventure
Hanggang May Buhay Joy
Iisa Pa Lamang Cynthia
Yakapin Mo Akong Muli
1991 Anak ni Janice
Underage Too Carmina Regal Films
Dr. Potpot Travels to the Moon
Kailan Ka Magiging Akin Tess
Secrets of Pura
1990 Shake, Rattle & Roll II Tiffany
Hindi Magbabago
Tora Tora, Bang Bang Bang
Last Two Minutes Carmina Regal Films
Lover's Delight
Kapag Langit ang Humatol Bernadette
Dyesebel Young Dyesebel
Student Body
1989 Supermouse and the Roborats Juliets
Regal Shocker: The Movie
1988 Tiyanak Monica
Babaing Hampaslupa Fe
1987 Bobo Cop
Kapag Puso Ang Naghari
Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa young Angel


  • Gawad Urian
    • Best Actress - Watíng (nominated)
  • Best Supporting Actress - Bayaráng Puso (won)
  • Star Awards for Television 2009
    • Best Single Performance by an Actress - Maalaala Mo Kaya, 'Reseta' episode (won)
    • Best Reality Program - Day Off (won)
    • Best Celebrity Talk Show - SiS (won)

Personal life[edit]

Villaroel was previously married to Rustom Padilla (later BB Gandanghari) in 1994, but filed for annulment several months after, which was granted in June 2002.[2]

Villaroel married her partner Legaspi on 15 November 2012; the couple had their twins Maverick Peter and María Cassandra in 2001 in the United States. Legaspi planned the surprise proposal and civil wedding with the help of their families and the network. The ceremony was later aired the following Saturday as the television special Zoren-Carmina: Always Forever, A Wedding Like No Other.[3][4][5][6] The idea of a surprise proposal followed by a flashmob-style instant wedding was inspired by a remarkably similar episode of the US television programme Mobbed, hosted by Howie Mandel.[7]


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