Erika Padilla

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Erika Padilla
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Born Erika Padilla
(1986-11-22) November 22, 1986 (age 31)
Marikina City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University
Occupation Actress, TV host, sideline reporter
Years active 2008–present
Agent Star Magic

Erika Padilla (born November 22, 1986) is a Filipino actress, TV host, model and sideline reporter.

Early life[edit]

Padilla's father is General Ricardo Ilagan Padilla, a former regional director of Region 4 Calabarzon and the incumbent Mayor of Bongabon, Nueva Ecija. Her mother is a businesswoman and a former dancer and singer.[1][2]


In 2008, Padilla joined the Miss Bikini Philippines pageant where she won the Miss Photogenic award. She and the other contestants of the pageant made a guest appearance on the TV show Wowowee. In the show, she met Johnny Manahan, who offered her to audition for Star Magic.[1] Before signing up with Star Magic, and eventually launching as a member of Star Magic Batch 16, Padilla did several modelling stints. She was part of Metro magazine's top 10 models in the Philippines.[3]

Padilla currently appears as a court side reporter for the PBA. She was the backstage host of Killer Karaoke: Pinoy Naman.

Personal life[edit]

Padilla is a graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, where she studied political science.[1]

Padilla is currently engaged to Alaska Aces coach and former Philippine Basketball Association player Jeff Cariaso.[4] Padilla gave birth to her son on September 7th, 2017.[5]



Year Title Role Notes Source
2009 I Love Betty La Fea Herself / Ecomodel Cameo
2009 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers Series Jennifer
2009 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Jannelle Paez
2009 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Somewhere In My Heart Amy [6]
2010 Habang May Buhay Michiko Special Participation
2010 Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo Diane
2010 Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal? Jenny
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Rosa Episode: "Gitara"
2010-11 Imortal Miriam Villamor
2011 Iskul Bukol Joseph Dizon
2011 Reputasyon Precious
2011 Maria La Del Barrio Liz
2011-12 The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto Erika
2011–2016 PBA on Sports5 Herself Courtside reporter [4][7]
2012 A Beautiful Affair Dr. Trina Cawagas
2013 Kidlat Chichi
2013 Maria Mercedes Lou [8]
2013 Killer Karaoke: Pinoy Naman Herself - Erika Kalurka [9]
2014 Kambal Sirena Gigi
2014 Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Pangalawang Bukas Wife of Jose Manalo
2014 Ang Lihim Ni Annasandra Becca
2015-16 Pangako Sa 'Yo Betty Mae Verseles [10][11]
2016 Juan Happy Love Story Joy [4]
2017 A Love to Last Melissa
2018 La Luna Sangre Miriam Villamor


Year Title Role Notes Source
2010 Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) Nora
2011 Enteng Ng Ina Mo Nora
2013 My Little Bossings Leni
2013 She's The One Jessie
2015 Must Date The Playboy Joy
2016 The Achy Breaky Hearts Maxie [12]


  1. ^ a b c Bonifacio, Julie (8 September 2008). "Erika Padilla". Meet two more members of Star Magic Batch 16. pep. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Gonzales, Gelo (18 June 2014). "Erika Padilla - FHM Cover Girl June 2014". FHM. 
  3. ^ Erece, Dino (3 August 2008). "Star-Magic introduces 20 new showbiz hopefuls". News. pep. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "Erika Padilla Opens up on Relationship with PBA Star Turned Coach Jeff Cariaso". 15 June 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Erika Padilla proudly shows off baby bump". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. May 15, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 
  6. ^ Quintos, Napoleon (19 October 2009). "'Precious Hearts Romances presents Somewhere in my Heart' premieres today". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Erika Padilla: Inside the Exciting World of the PBA Courtside Reporter". Basketball. InterAksyon. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Jessy Mendiola is 'Maria Mercedes'". The Manila Times. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Sallan, Edwin P. (12 January 2014). "Petra Mahalimuyak Loses Poise, screams in Terror on TV5's 'Killer Karaoke'". InterAksyon. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "What Trigger Amor's Wrath in 'Pangako Sa 'Yo'". ABS-CBN News. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  11. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (8 July 2015). "Pangako Sa 'Yo Cast Members: Then and Now". Multimedia. pep. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "Meet Jodi's Tropa in 'The Achy Breaky Hearts'". Star Cinema. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016.