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Maria Luz Lilet Navarro Jodloman

(1974-01-17) January 17, 1974 (age 45)
Alma materSt. Joseph's College of Quezon City
OccupationSinger, actress, composer, host, commercial model
Years active1986–present
AgentCornerstone Talent Management Center (2015–present)
GOI Records, Viva Records, Alpha Music, Ivory Records
Spouse(s)Jay Esteban

Maria Luz "Lilet" Navarro Jodloman-Esteban is a Filipina of Spanish-Hungarian-Jewish descent. Known as The Muse Of OPM (Original Pilipino Music), she is a singer, TV-host, actress, and model.


As the first Filipina endorser of Coca-Cola, Lilet first appeared in an international commercial, singing Tomorrow's People, which was shot in Liverpool, England.

Her first musical album was entitled Lonely Girl, produced by GOI Records. Lilet's second album, This Song Dedicated To You, was produced by Viva Records. Her third and fourth album, Kahit Minsan Lang and Lilet in Bloom, both under Alpha Records, included revivals of the classic OPM songs "Tulak Ng Bibig, Kabig Ng Dibdib" and "Kaibigan Lang Pala".

Lilet joined That's Entertainment, appeared in movies such as Aso't Pusa, Estudyante Blues, Dear Diary and Pik Pak Boom. After a break to pursue studies in Japan, she released a comeback album with Ivory Music in 2003, under the name Marielle.

She joined A Song Of Praise (ASOP)[1] as a composer and her song, "You Are Lord Of All", won Song of the Month in July 2014, the first one to garner a 99% score in the history of ASOP. She went on to compete in the grand finals on September 23, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, where the song was performed by Ava Olivia Santos of Freestyle. She was invited as guest performer at the ASOP 2015 grand finals.

In August 4, 2014, Lilet guested on ABS-CBN's The Singing Bee. This started her career in TV series, the first of which was Forevermore, followed by Langit Lupa, and A Love to Last. She has a supporting role in My Special Tatay, aired on GMA Network. This marked her television comeback in her mother studio where she first started and became a popular singer in the 80s to early 90s.

Lilet had a jam session, "A Throwback Night", with ROCKOLA[1] on October 21, 2017, singing hit songs of the 80s.

She was one of the surprise guests in Coke Studio's Homecoming last September 1, 2018 at the World Trade Center, singing a mash-up of their commercial jingle together with Nikki Gil and Abra.

Lilet is currently under Cornerstone Talent Management Center, and one of the endorsers of Marie France Philippines.

She always says in her posts: #WORKISBLESSING.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Studio
2015 Haunted Mansion Ella's Mother Regal Entertainment
1989 Dear Diary Pauline Carpio (segment: Dear Killer) Viva Films
Estudyante Blues Marilen
Aso't Pusa Lilian
1988 Pik Pak Boom Marie / Doll


Year Title Role Studio
2019 Beautiful Justice Supporting GMA Network
Stories for the Soul: Bad Sam Claring
Magpakailanman: Bata Bata Kriminal o Biktima Mylene
Letters and Music : Young Once Upon A Time Season 3: Host/Performer Net 25
2018 Mars Herself GMA News TV
Maynila: Set Up Emerald GMA Network
Wowowin Guest Star
My Special Tatay Marissa "Isay" Mariano
I Can See Your Voice Guest star (winner) ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Gelli in a Bottle Choleng Alcantara
Ipaglaban Mo: Haciendero Mrs. Calderon
2017 A Love to Last Amina Gonzales
Ipaglaban Mo: Hulidap Nanay Linda
Langit Lupa Teresa Principe
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bituin Lovely
2016 Wansapanataym: Holly and Mau Nathalie Arellano
Family Feud Herself/Player
2015 Wansapanataym: Selfie Pa More, Sasha No More Victoria Santillan
Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal Herself/Player
It's Showtime Herself
Sunday PinaSaya Herself GMA Network
Biyaheng Retro Herself Jeepney TV
Forevermore Bettina Rosales ABS-CBN
2014 Good Morning Kuya Herself UNTV
ASAP Herself/Guest Performer ABS-CBN
Umagang Kay Ganda Guest
The Singing Bee Player
Sarap Diva Guest GMA Network
Sunday All Stars Herself/Guest Performer
Mars Guest GMA News TV
2012 Wil Time Bigtime Herself TV5
2003 SOP Herself/Performer GMA Network
1986 That's Entertainment


Studio albums[edit]

  • Lonely Girl (1986)
  • This Song Dedicated To You (1987)
  • Lilet - Sana Kahit Minsan Lang (1990) / ( Gold Record Award )
  • Lilet in Bloom (1992)
  • Marielle - Sa Paglisan Mo (2003)


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