Karel Marquez

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Karel Marquez Santos
Born Karla Ysabel Marquez Santos
(1986-12-21) December 21, 1986 (age 29)
Manila, Philippines
Other names Karel Marquez
Years active 2002-present
Children 2

Karla Ysabel Marquez-Santos (born December 21, 1986 in Manila, Philippines, Philippines), known as Karel Marquez, is a Filipino actress, model, singer, and TV host who currently signed under GMA Network. Before joining Kapuso Network, she was part of ABS-CBN Talent Management & Development Center (known as Star Magic). She is a Star Magic Batch 10 alumni.

Marquez started as VJ in Myx, a subsidiary of ABS CBN, in 2003. She was transferred to ABS CBN's rival network, GMA Network, despite being a VJ in Myx as of 2007. She was a member of the cast of GMA's afternoon TV drama Pati Ba Pintig Ng Puso?, where she starred opposite Yasmien Kurdi, JC de Vera, and Chynna Ortaleza among others. She is also a mainstay in GMA's Sunday variety program SOP Rules, where she sings with Kyla, Karylle, Jennylyn Mercado, and Yasmien Kurdi. She also presently hosts a segment of GMA's gag show Bitoy's Funniest Videos entitled "Just 4 Kikays". She has a role in an upcoming GMA primetime, Zaido, as Lyka. She has been one half of the covergirls in the November 2006 edition of FHM Philippines, along with Amanda Griffin. Karel, along with Drew Arellano, is also a co-host in Coca Cola: Ride To Fame, a reality talent show after SOP Rules. She has given a role in an upcoming GMA primetime, Zaido. She's also a radio DJ.

She's the daughter of actress Pinky Marquez and Dr. Eduardo Santos. She has also two siblings.

She is currently starred in My Husband's Lover.



Year Title Role Network
1998/2003 Magandang Tanghali Bayan Herself Co-Host ABS-CBN
2002/2004 Berks Penelope
2002/2012 ASAP Herself / Performer
2005 Qpids Herself
2006 Komiks: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Ruwana
2007 Sine Novela: Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso? Agatha GMA Network
SOP Rules Herself / Performer
Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Lyka
2010 Pidol's Wonderland Arwana TV5
2011 Babaeng Hampaslupa Fake Elizabeth Wong / Stephanie†
Sa Ngalan ng Ina Carmela Illustre
2012 Isang Dakot Na Luha Lyka San Diego
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Stuffed Toy Winnie ABS-CBN
Yesterday's Bride Dr. Sabrina Torres GMA Network
2013 My Husband's Lover Evelyn Agatep
Genesis Young Brenda
2014 Rhodora X Jonalyn Abanes-Leoncio
My Destiny Bernice Salcedo


Magazine appearances[edit]


  • Pond's
  • Royal Tru Orange
  • Smart
  • Oishi's Oheya
  • Close Up
  • Skechers
  • Artworks
  • Karanina
  • Freeway
  • Bobson
  • Lee Pipes
  • Oxygen

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