Mariel Rodriguez

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Mariel Rodriguez
Mariel Rodriguez at the ABS-CBN Main Bldg hallway in May 2010.jpg
Mariel Rodriguez at ABS-CBN in May 2010
Born Maria Erlinda Lucille Sazon Termulo
(1984-08-10) August 10, 1984 (age 30)
Other names Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla
Occupation Actress, Host, Model, MTV VJ
Height 5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Religion Catholic
Spouse(s) Robin Padilla (2010-present)

Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla (born Maria Erlinda Lucille Sazon Termulo on August 10, 1984) is a Filipina commercial model, endorser, TV host, former MTV VJ and actress. She first started as an MTV VJ. She used to co-host the noontime variety show Happy Yipee Yehey!. During its run, she has also been a host for the reality franchise Pinoy Big Brother and the now defunct noontime show Wowowee.

Starting her career as a model for Clean & Clear facials and became a VJ on MTV Philippines, she was brought in by GMA-7. Later she moved to station ABS-CBN Network to host the noon-time program Wowowee and Pinoy Big Brother. On September 2011, she resigned on ABS-CBN and moved to TV5.[1]

Other than hosting jobs on TV, Rodriguez-Padilla acted in the Bud Brothers Series played as Betsey (Betchay), Varga series and several films.


Born as Maria Erlinda Lucille Sazon Termulo, she was known by the nickname 'Mariel' as a child.

Rodriguez studied at De La Salle Zobel in grade school and high school. She graduated at De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication.

She has one sister and two half siblings. Her sister, Kaye Garcia, owns Hot Pink Lingerie. Her half siblings, Ethan and Julia Termulo, live in New Jersey, United States of America


She started her career at the age of 15, modeling for commercials and ads. Her big break came when she was cast in MTV Asia's TV show Rouge. Introducing herself through the webcam, she flew to Singapore for an audition and got the part. Her role in the show caught the eye of MTV Philippines executives and was made a VJ in December 2004. She left MTV in April 2006.

GMA-7 signed her as one of their stars. While in the network, she became one of the regular hosts of Extra Challenge. She has also appeared on several shows, such as Love to Love. In 2005, she moved to ABS-CBN.

She became host of Pinoy Big Brother and co-host to the noon time show Happy Yipee Yehey!. She later left the show and the network to transfer to TV5 and will reunite with Willie Revillame to co-host Wiltime Bigtime Starting October 15, 2011.

Personal life[edit]

She previously dated Filipino actor, Zanjoe Marudo, after Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition and decided to split up early 2010. She met Robin Padilla on the game show, Wowowee when Padilla was temporarily a presenter. She married Padilla on 19 August 2010 at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.


Year Title Role Film Company
2013 Kuratong Baleleng (film) Rozalinda Ozamis RCP Productions
2011 Tum, My Pledge Of Love Erlinda Dimatumba Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation
Montura Productions
Star Cinema
2010 Cinco Rizza Star Cinema
2007 Agent X44 Mary Grace / Agent 690 Star Cinema

TV shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2015 Happy Wife, Happy Life Host TV5
2014 It's Showtime Hurado ABS-CBN
2013 Wowowillie Co-Host TV5
2012 Paparazzi (talk show) Host
Video Incredible
2011/2013 Wil Time Bigtime Co-Host
2011 Happy Yipee Yehey! Host ABS-CBN
2010 Pilipinas Win Na Win Co-Host
Teen Clash of 2010 Herself / Host
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Love Is Only In The Movies Sheye
2009 Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Host
Precious Heart Romances Presents: Bud Brothers (Book 2: My Gulay... Wow Betchay!) Betchay / Elizabeth Panganiban
2008 Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's Varga Varga / Vara
Palos Viola, The Talking Car (Voice)
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus Host
2007/2011 Entertainment Live
2007 Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2 Host / Guest Celebrity Housemate
Pinoy Big Brother (season 2) Host
2006 Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition
Your Song Presents: Feb-Ibig Justine
Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1 Host
2006/2010 Wowowee Co-Host
2005 Pinoy Big Brother (season 1) Host
2004 Love to Love: True Romance Herself GMA Network
Extra Challenge Host
Love to Love: Maid for Each Other Herself
2003 Ok Fine Whatever! Mariel ABS-CBN
2001 MTV Philippines Herself / VJ MTV Philippines
Rouge Pam MTV Southeast Asia


  1. ^ "Mariel Now A Kapatid". September 23, 2011.