Isabelle Daza

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Isabelle Daza-Semblat
Born Isabelle Diaz Daza
(1988-03-06) March 6, 1988 (age 29)
Manila, Philippines
Other names Isabelle, Belle
Alma mater De La Salle University
Occupation Actress, comedian, model, TV host Singer
Years active 2008–present
Agent GMA Artist Center (2011–14)
Star Magic (2014–present)
Spouse(s) Adrien Semblat (m. 2016)
Parent(s) Gloria Diaz (mother)
Bong Daza (father)
Relatives Nora Daza (grandmother)
Georgina Wilson (cousin)
Sandy Daza (uncle)

Isabelle Diaz Daza-Semblat (born March 6, 1988)[1] is a Filipino actress, television host and model. She is the daughter of Miss Universe 1969 titleholder, Gloria Diaz.[2] Fondly called 'Belle', she was a member of GMA 7's roster of young talents and was introduced to the mass media entertainment audiences during a dance number on the noontime show Party Pilipinas on April 17, 2011. On November 24, 2014, she transferred to ABS-CBN and signed a two-year exclusive contract with them.[3]

Early life[edit]

Isabelle Daza is the daughter of Gloria Diaz, the Miss Universe 1969 titleholder,[2] and Gabriel "Bong" Daza III, restaurateur and former Makati City councilor. Her grandmother is well-known Filipino chef Nora Daza. She has an older brother and a younger sister.[4] Model Georgina Wilson is her maternal cousin.[5][6]

Her parents separated when she was seven years old; however, they remained good friends.[4]

In 2010, she earned her bachelor's degree in early childhood education from De La Salle University.[7][8]

Career[edit]

After graduating from De La Salle University, she worked as a preschool teacher. She signed a contract with GMA Network Center with her manager, Leo Domingez, and made her showbiz debut on Party Pilipinas. In an interview with The Philippine Star, Daza admits that she is still trying to “figure out” her career in acting and she is continuously taking workshops, but her main interest is in hosting. Her first attempt in hosting was on a game show with boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, Show Me Da Manny, now entitled Manny Many Prizes. On August 2, 2011, Daza was launched as the New Face of Sophie Paris Philippines.[9] In late December 2011, Daza joined the longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga! as a guest co-host, and in 2012, became a regular co-host.

In 2014, Daza officially transferred to ABS-CBN as she signed a contract. She had a role in ABS-CBN'S drama Nathaniel as Atty. Martha Amante-Lacsamana which served as her first project on Kapamilya Network, which ended in early 2015. Her current role is the main antagonist/mistress Clara Samaniego in the ABS-CBN Kapamilya Gold drama, Tubig at Langis.

Personal life[edit]

During a 2011 interview on Showbiz Central, she mentioned that her partner is "a little bit older" than her.[10] In February 2016, Daza confirmed through ¡Hola! magazine that she was engaged to French businessman Adrien Semblat, her boyfriend of twelve years.[11][12] The couple married on September 10, 2016 at the San Francesco Church in Tuscany, Italy.[13][14]

Her father, Bong Daza, died on July 14, 2016.[15] Hence, it was former Senator Bongbong Marcos—her godfather—who walked her down the aisle on her wedding day.[14][16]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2011 Miss World Philippines 2011 Host GMA Network
Eat Bulaga! Co-Host
Manny Many Prizes
Bubble Gang Various
Futbolilits Claudette
Spooky Nights Presents: The Mommy Returns Mary Anne
2011–2013 Party Pilipinas Performer
2012 IBILIB: Wonders of Horus Host
Spooky Nights Presents: Korona Mabel
Bubble Gang Various
Faithfully Misha Villar
Taste Buddies Host GMA News TV
2013 Indio Magwayen GMA Network
Genesis Helen
2014 Magpakailanman: Ang Aking Kakaibang Pag-Ibig Clemen
Niño Claire
Aquino & Abunda Tonight Guest / Herself ABS-CBN
2014 ASAP Herself / Co-Host / Performer
2015 Banana Split herself, special guest
Kris TV Guest Co-Host
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Manika IV Myra
Nathaniel Attorney Martha Amanthe-Lacsamana / Miriam Sandoval
2016 Tubig at Langis Clara Samaniego
2017 Ipaglaban Mo: Mental Jessica
La Luna Sangre Rosita/Roma Lucia

Movie[edit]

Year Title Role Film Producer
2013 It Takes a Man and a Woman Belle Laurel Star Cinema, Viva Films
2013 Lihis Ada Film Development Council of the Philippines, BG Productions International
2014 Basement Rebecca Sanchez GMA Films
2014 Somebody to Love Valeria Regal Entertainment
2014 Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles Lex GMA Films, AgostoDos Pictures, Reality Entertainment
2015 Resureksyon Mara Regal Entertainment, Reality Entertainment

Covers[edit]

  • Preview Magazine (April 2009)
  • Stella Magazine (May 2009)
  • Chalk Magazine
  • Philippine Tatler
  • Sexiest Lady

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Lifestyle Show Host Taste Buddies Nominated
2014 Dabarkads Awards Best Actress Kulungan Kanlugan Won
30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actress of the Year It Takes a Man and a Woman Nominated
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Game Show Host Manny Many Prizes Nominated
2012 26th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best New Female TV Personality Eat Bulaga Nominated
2011 FHM Philippines[17] Top 10 Sexiest Women None Rank # 69

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artist Center - Talent". GMANetwork.com. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Contestant Profiles". Miss Universe. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertainment/11/24/14/isabelle-daza-now-kapamilya, Isabelle Daza now a Kapamilya
  4. ^ a b Gonzalez, Bianca (September 9, 2012). "Gloria Diaz & Isabelle Daza: Don't hate them because they're beautiful... and funny". The Philippine Star. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  5. ^ Dioquino, Rose-an Jessica (June 28, 2013). "Kissing cousins Isabelle Daza, Georgina Wilson take on gender equality". GMA News. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  6. ^ "LOOK: Meet the cousins of Georgina, Isabelle". ABS-CBN News. March 6, 2014. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  7. ^ Vila, Alixandra Caole (April 14, 2016). "Isabelle Daza, Erwan Heussaff team up for Payatas". The Philippine Star. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  8. ^ ABS-CBN News (August 3, 2015).15 celebs who graduated from La Salle - Isabelle Daza.
  9. ^ "The New Face of Sophie Paris Philippines - Sophie Paris Philippines". Sophieparis.com.ph. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ Castro, Roldan (April 14, 2011). "PEP: Isabelle Daza admits there's a downside being the daughter of Gloria Diaz". GMA News Online. GMA Network Inc. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  11. ^ Acosta, Gene Loves (February 4, 2016). "Breaking News: Isabelle Daza and Adrien Semblat are engaged!". ¡Hola! Philippines. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Isabelle Daza, Adrien Semblat engaged". Rappler. February 5, 2016. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  13. ^ Jarloc, Glaiza (September 11, 2016). "Isabelle Daza weds French boyfriend in Tuscany". Sun.Star Manila. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b Valeza, Karen (September 11, 2016). "Isabelle Daza marries her French beau Adrien Semblat". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Isabelle Daza's father, Gabriel 'Bong' Daza III, dies". Rappler. July 14, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Bongbong Marcos walks Isabelle Daza down the aisle". The Philippine Star. September 11, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  17. ^ [1]

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