Cindy Kurleto

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Cindy Kurleto
Born Cynthia Kristina Kurleto
(1979-04-21) April 21, 1979 (age 39)
Vienna, Austria
Years active 2003–2009
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown

Cynthia Kristina Kurleto (born April 21, 1979) is a model, actress, and a former MTV VJ in the Philippines. Her father is Austrian. She is known for being a commercial model and an FHM model in the Philippines and also for playing the role of Cassiopea in the hit series Encantadia and its prequel/sequel Etheria.


The daughter of Faustina Verdillo and Friedrich Kurleto, following her parents' divorce, she was raised by her mother in Austria where she grew up. Cindy finished her education from elementary to college and took a Hotel and Restaurant Management course. She later became a waitress. In 2001, she left her job and decided to take a vacation in her other home country, the Philippines. She sold her car and apartment, quit her job, bought a ticket, packed one suitcase and left for the Philippines. Long after arriving, she decided to settle in Legazpi City, Albay for good. It was during her hosting stint at a local ABS-CBN show in Legazpi that she was spotted by a talent scout and offered to do modelling jobs in Manila.[citation needed]

Her first movie was Jerry Lopez Sineneng's Ngayong Nandito Ka with Kristine Hermosa, Jericho Rosales and Onemig Bondoc (2003). Kurleto has been appearing on commercials and FHM Philippines and local TV shows ever since.

Kurleto was declared FHM Philippines' "Sexiest Woman of the World" in 2004, and appeared on the cover of FHM Philippines on April 2004.

She became a co-host in the longest noontime variety show "Eat Bulaga" and mainstay in Sundays' comedy show "Daddy Di Do Du". She left Eat Bulaga in November 2007. Her co-hosts at Eat Bulaga supported her decision.


Television shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2009 Eat Bulaga! Co - Host (Comeback) GMA Network
2006 Co - Host
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas Cassiopea
2005 Etheria
2005 Encantadia
2004 Forever In My Heart Elaine
2004 Daddy Di Do Du Greta
2004-2006 ASAP Co-Host / Herself / Performer ABS-CBN
2003-2004 Masayang Tanghali Bayan Co-Host ABS-CBN


Year Title Role Studio
2005 Ispiritista: Itay, may moomoo! Lalaine Regal Films
APT Entertainment
2003 Ngayong Nandito Ka Angela Star Cinema


  • Ranked # 3 - FHM Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2003
  • Ranked # 2 (# 1 Philippines' Finest) - FHM Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2004
  • Ranked # 5 - FHM Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005
  • Ranked # 7 - FHM Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006

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