Mendiola on July 19, 2014
Jessica Mendiola Tawile
3 December 1992
|Alma mater||Far Eastern University|
|Agent||Star Magic (2007–present)|
|Known for||Maria Mercedes |
Maalaala Mo Kaya
Jessica Mendiola Tawile (born December 3, 1992), better known as Jessy Mendiola, is a Filipino actress. She played the titular character in the 2013 remake of the 1992 Mexican telenovela Maria Mercedes.
Mendiola was born in Dubai, where her father used to work. She is the second of three siblings of a Filipina mother and a Lebanese father. She was three years old when her mother moved and brought her and her elder sister Pamela to the Philippines. Her mother left her father due to his infidelity. Jessy's younger sister Megan was born in Mexico, where her parents reconciled but eventually separated again for unknown reasons. She remains in contact with her father, who works overseas as a marine anthropologist. She studied mass communication at Far Eastern University.
Jessy Mendiola was one of the 18 new talents launched by ABS-CBN under Star Magic Batch 15. She, along with Megan Young, Alfonso Martinez, Carlo Guevarra and her Star Magic batchmates, joined the cast of Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv, when it was revamped to Abt Ur Luv Ur Lyf 2 in 2007. She also had a minor role in Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?.
In 2010, she had a guest appearance in George and Cecil, playing the love interest of Dino Imperial's Jun. Mendiola revealed that she was pulled out of Habang May Buhay and was cast as Christina in the TV series Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo instead. Mendiola was supposed to appear in Habang May Buhay and was featured in the 2008 trailer of the show which was originally titled as Humingi Ako Sa Langit. The TV series, which was supposed to air in 2008, was cancelled, reshot and recast. Due to good feedback, her one-week guest appearance in Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo was extended. She was later cast in Your Song Presents: Gimik 2010, playing the role of the reformed rebel teenager Jessy. Mendiola was supposed to appear in Kokey @ Ako, opposite Enrique Gil, but their characters were written off in favor of Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco. She eventually returned as a recurring character in the last few episodes of Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo.
She portrayed lead roles in Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Marriage Contract" and in Wansapanataym: "Kakambal Ko'y Manika". Her first biggest break was playing the title role in the afternoon TV show, Sabel.
In 2011, when Sabel ended, Mendiola joined ASAP Rocks. She along with Empress Schuck, Enchong Dee and Sam Concepcion are referred to as ASAP's 'Dance Quad'. Earlier, she portrayed Isabel Valderama in Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Bianong Bulag. In April, she became a guest judge for Showtime and appeared as Risa in the Maalaala Mo Kaya episode, "Medalyon". She also played the role of Jacqueline Marasigan in the primetime TV show, Budoy, opposite Gerald Anderson and Enrique Gil.
In 2012, she starred in the film The Reunion, with Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil and Xian Lim. She also starred in the afternoon TV show Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso, with Matteo Guidicelli, Matt Evans and Jewel Mische.
In 2013, Mendiola played the titular role in the Philippine remake of Maria Mercedes. In October, she flew to Korea for a ceremonial appointment by Korean Tourism Organization as the Honorary Ambassador for Korean Tourism.
In 2015, Mendiola played another lead role in the comedy drama Must Date the Playboy, alongside Kim Chiu, Xian Lim and Matt Evans. and in the romantic family drama You're My Home, alongside Dawn Zulueta, Richard Gomez and JC de Vera.
In 2016, Mendiola was recognized as the No. 1 Sexiest Woman in the Philippines by the men's magazine FHM Philippines. She landed fourth place in the same list of sexiest women in the Philippines a year after.
|2007||Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv Ur Lyf 2||Lheny|
|2007||Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?||Michelle|
|2008||Your Song Presents: Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal||Kitty|
|2008||Star Magic Presents: Astigs In Luvin lyf||Shannon|
|2008||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Darlene's classmate||Episode: "Mansyon"|
|2009||Your Song Presents: Boystown||Karen|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Samantha Espiritu||Episode: "Taxi"|
|2009||Midnight DJ||Gabby||Episode: "Pabrika Ng Multo"|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Hershey||Episode: "Storybook"|
|2009||George and Cecil||Irene|
|2010||May Bukas Pa||Young Soledad||Special participation|
|2010||Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo||Christina Angeles|||
|2010||Your Song Presents: Gimik 2010||Jessy Lorenzo|||
|2010||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Analyn 'Ana' Dela Cruz||Episode: "Marriage Contract"|||
|2010||Wansapanataym||Leni/Lena Gatchalian||Episode: "Kambal Ko'y Manika"|
|2010||Banana Split||Herself||Guest, 1 episode|
|2011–12||Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Bianong Bulag||Isabel Robles|
|2008–present||ASAP||Herself — Host / Performer|||
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Lisa||Episode: "Medalyon"|||
|2011||Banana Split||Darlene Belangoy Jr.||Guest|
|2011||Wansapanataym||Mylene||Episode: "Flores De Mayumi"|
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Laurence Trazona||Episode: "Bisikleta"|
|2011||Budoy||Jacqueline 'Jackie' Marasigan||.|
|2012||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Joei Revilleza||Episode: "Journal"|
|2012||Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso||Yanie Alipio|||
|2012||KBS World Date with Shinee||Herself||Guest|
|2013–14||Maria Mercedes||Maria Mercedes Alegre|||
|2014||It's Showtime||Herself — Host||Guest|
|2014||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Marie||Episode: "Sulat"|
|2015||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Cecile||Episode: "Sapatos"|
|2015-16||You're My Home||Grace Fontanilla|||
|2015 – 2017||Banana Sundae||Herself / Various roles|
|2016||Wansapanataym||Isabel||Episode: "Just Got Laki"|
|2016||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Christina||Episode: "Pole"|
|2018||FPJ's Ang Probinsyano||Andrea 'Andi' Collins|||
|2012||The Reunion||Ali Zaldariaga|
|2013||Call Center Girl||Regina "Reg" Manlapat|||
|2014||The Trial||Isabelle "Bessy" Buenaventura|
|2015||Must Date The Playboy||Chloe Santillan|
|2016||Mano Po 7: Tsinoy||Jocelyn Lee|
|2018||The Girl In The Orange Dress|||
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- "Gimik 2010 brings together Judy Ann Santos, Diether Ocampo, Bojo Molina, G Toengi, and Mylene Dizon". Guide. May 2, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
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- Llanera, Melba (December 6, 2010). "Jessy Mendiola on her launching soap, Sabel: "Para akong lumulutang!"". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
- Franco, Bernie. "Jessy Mendiola is the lead star of new teleserye 'Sabel'". Push.com.ph. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2010.
- "ASAP Rocks promises showstopping performances this Sunday". Guide / Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. April 9, 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
- "'ASAP Rocks' reunites big names in showbiz". Entertainment. SunStar Manila. February 19, 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
- Siazon, Rachelle (April 16, 2011). "On Maalaala Mo Kaya: Jessy Mendiola and Ejay Falcon pursue bolder roles". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
- "Jessy Mendiola, Ejay Falcon and Mark Gil depict a true story about obsession in MMK". Guide / Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. April 14, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
- "Gerald Anderson will topbill ABS-CBN's "advocacy-serye" titled Budoy". Guide / Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. June 26, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
- "Matteo, Jessy, Jewel to star in new series". Retrieved October 13, 2012.
- "Jessy Mendiola is Maria Mercedes". Philippine Entertainment Portal. April 14, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
- "Jessy Mendiola as South Koreas Honorary Tourism Ambassador". ABS-CBN News. October 30, 2013.
- "First details of new Richard-Dawn serye". ABS-CBN News. October 28, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
- "Jessy Mendiola voted 'sexiest woman' in PH". ABS-CBN News. June 30, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
- "Nadine Lustre Tops FHMS 100 Sexiest Poll". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN Corporation. June 29, 2017. Archived from the original on June 29, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
- Rañoa-Bismarck, Maridol (January 18, 2008). "Ai Ai Ready to Take Flight". The Philippine Star. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- "Jessy Mendiola Added to Cast of 'Ang Probinsyano'". ABS-CBN News. March 21, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
- "Pokwang returns to comedy in Call Center Girl". Philstar. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
- Guerrero, Faye (July 17, 2018). "Jericho defends Jessy against those questioning her inclusion in MMFF 2018 entry". PEP.ph. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
| FHM Philippines
Sexiest Woman of the Year