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|Karel Marquez Santos|
|Born||Karla Ysabel Marquez Santos
December 21, 1986
|Partner(s)||Arman de Guzman (2008-2011)
Sean Fariñas (2012-present)
Karla Ysabel Marquez-Santos (born December 21, 1986; Manila, Philippines), professionally known as Karel Marquez, is a Filipino actress, model, singer, and TV host who's currently signed under GMA Network. Before she joined GMA Network, she was part of ABS-CBN Talent Management & Development Center (known as Star Magic). She was Star Magic's Batch 10 alumna.
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 until 2007. She starred in GMA's afternoon Philippine television drama Pati Ba Pintig Ng Puso?. She was also a mainstay in GMA's Sunday variety program SOP. She hosted a segment in GMA's gag show Bitoy's Funniest Videos, titled "Just 4 Kikays". She co-starred in GMA's primetime Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan, as Lyka. She was one-half of the cover girls in the November 2006 edition of FHM Philippines. Marquez, alongside Drew Arellano, was also a co-host in Coca Cola: Ride To Fame, a reality talent show. She was also a radio DJ.
Marquez's first relationship was with Arman de Guzman, with whom she had two children, Keiley and Kyler. The couple have since split. Marquez began dating Sean Fariñas in December 2012. They became engaged on May 7, 2016.
In a 2013 interview with Dolly Anne Carvajal for Philippine Daily Inquirer, Marquez was asked if she would fall for a gay man, she replied: "I can’t fall for someone who is attracted to the same sex! I mean, why would I?" She said, "Straight is straight. Bisexual is bisexual. Gay is gay. I have tons of gay friends and I love them! No falling in love [only]. Can’t imagine it."
|1998/2003||Magandang Tanghali Bayan||Herself Co-Host||ABS-CBN|
|2002/2012||ASAP||Herself / Performer|
|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|
|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|
|2014||Rhodora X||Jonalyn Abanes-Leoncio|
|My Destiny||Bernice Salcedo|
|2016||Ika-6 na Utos||Lara|
- Carvajal, Dolly Anne (July 22, 2013). "Karel Marquez talks about love, sibling rivalry and career". Inquirer.net. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
- Ruiz, Mara (May 7, 2016), "Karel Marquez, engaged na!", GMA News, retrieved October 24, 2016
- Castro, Roldan (May 12, 2011), "Karel Marquez splits with husband Arman de Guzman; relationship reportedly started to crumble when she returned to showbiz", Philippine Entertainment Portal, retrieved October 24, 2016