Myrtle Sarrosa

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Myrtle Sarrosa
Born Myrtle Abigail Porlucas Sarrosa
(1994-12-07) December 7, 1994 (age 20)
Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines
Education University of the Philippines Diliman
Occupation Cosplayer, Actress, Singer, VJ, Dancer
Years active 2012 – present
Agent Star Magic (2012–present)
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Website myrtlegail.com

Myrtle Sarrosa (born Myrtle Abigail Porlucas Sarrosa; December 7, 1994) is a Filipina actress, cosplayer, host and recording artist. Sarrosa rose to prominence after being declared the Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 Big Winner.[1] Sarrosa is the Sangguniang Kabataan President in her hometown Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo.[2][3] Sarrosa is currently managed and under contract to Star Magic, ABS-CBN's home based talent agency. She is the Official VJ or Anime Jockey for Hero TV, a court side reporter for ABS-CBN Sports and Action's NCAA Basketball Championship (Philippines) Season 91 and a feature host for the morning show, Umagang Kay Ganda.[4]


Early life[edit]

Myrtle Sarrosa was born to Rodolfo Sarrosa Jr., a Filipino politician and Fatima Porlucas Sarrosa, a Filipina accountant. Sarrosa was born and raised in Iloilo City, Visayas, Philippines with one older sibling. At 14, Sarrosa started participating in Cosplay Conventions and won several awards for cosplaying in the Philippines.

In 2010, Sarrosa also became the Sanggunian Kabataan (English: Youth Council) President of her municipality, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo, Philippines. Before joining Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4, Sarrosa was an accounting student of the University of the Philippines Visayas but later on decided to move to the university's Diliman campus to take-up BA Broadcast Communication instead. She is set to graduate in 2016.[5][6]

She had a relationship to Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares' son Brian.

Pinoy Big Brother[edit]

Sarrosa was dubbed Cosplay Cutie ng Iloilo, Sarrosa entered the house of Big Brother on Day 2 together with the other female housemates. On Day 91 at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Bulacan, she was declared the Big Winner after garnering a massive 33.92% percent of internet votes and triumphed over Karen Reyes with 11.91%, Roy Requejo with 9.38%, and twins Jai and Joj Agpangan with 9.26%.[2][7][8]

Post-Big Brother[edit]

In 2012, after winning Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4, Sarrosa launched her acting and recording career in the Philippines. Sarrosa joined the cast of the Filipino television-drama, Kahit Puso'y Masugatan, together with her on-screen love partners, Kit Thompson and Yves Flores.

Sarrosa and Young JV also released their digital single entitled, "Your Name", which ranked Number 1 on MYX's, Myx Mobile Top Picks. Later, Sarrosa started her hosting career by becoming the Official VJ or Anime Jockey for Hero TV. Sarrosa was also cast as Lola Myrtle or Tita Maristela on the Filipino comedy sitcom, TodaMax, co-starring with Vhong Navarro, Angel Locsin, Pokwang and Ai-Ai delas Alas where she became a part of the sitcom for two years.[3][4][9][10]

In 2013, Sarrosa released a self-titled album under Star Records with the carrier single "Mr. Kupido", who was originally sang by Rachel Alejandro. The official music video for her song starred Sarrosa and Enrique Gil. Sarrosa also became the official resident cosplay judge for the first Philippine cosplay show, iCosplay where she gave tips and comments to cosplayers on how to improve their cosplaying skills. Later that year till the beginning of the year 2014, Sarrosa also became a part of the television series Moon of Desire as Anise.

In November 2014, Sarrosa relaunched herself by covering for the Philippines' leading men's magazine, FHM, few months after FHM hinted she will cover in the next few months,[11] as her launching (Halloween ball) as same on the July's 100 Sexiest Woman Party as participated by Daiana Menezes, LJ Reyes, October 2014 covergirl Rachel Anne Daquis, Lhea Bernardino, Alex Moreno and then newsmaker Alyzza Agustin. Who eventually as the biggest contender for 100 Sexiest Women (2015) list along with FHM Legend Diana Zubiri, rookies Daquis, Andrea Torres and Tricia Santos (who also interviewed by editor Gelo Gonzales), as vactated by Marian Rivera, as she was the first PBB Big winner to pose in the magazine, however she fell into 39th place which won by Jennylyn Mercado.[12][13] After covering for the magazine, she starred in an episode of Ipaglaban Mo together with Christian Vazquez entitled "Love ko si Sir" where she played the role of a hopeless romantic student who is inlove with her college professor and launched her first full-length indie film which she top-billed entitled, Ibaloy: Isang Butil Ng Kahapon. Sarrosa also did a series of guestings at the noontime show Showtime and did a series of episode with Jon Lucas for ABSCBN Mobile's Show Dear MOR.

In February 2015, she joined by her PBB Teen predecessor James Reid and Nadine Lustre, for Maalaala Mo Kaya's Valentines episode "Signs of Love" and joined Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano in the television series, Forevermore. She also began being a regular feature host for the morning show Umagang Kay Ganda after her first appearance on the show on March 2015. She also became a part of the fourth batch of lucky stars in the game show, Kapamilya Deal or No Deal where she won an amount of over a hundred thousand which she donated to 29 Barangay Daycares in her home province, Iloilo City, Philippines. She has also announced her appearance in the upcoming film, The Bet starring her Forevermore co-stars Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano. Since the NCAA returns to ABS-CBN Sports+Action 23, she is tabbed to be the courtside reporter.[14] On July 11, 2015, Sarrosa finally appeared for the FHM BroCon (100 Sexiest Party first part) along with Arny Ross, Valeen Montenegro, and Ritz Azul who is also a former SK Chairwoman in Pampanga, and later for VIP only FHM Ramp which she showdown with Arny Ross (in absence of the Bubble Shakers' Torres, Sam Pinto and Max Collins) together with legend Patricia Javier (which recognized her along with Santos on April 2015 issue), which earned controversy when Santos allegedly led the boycott to the event resulting the absence of Torres, Pinto and Collins.[15][16] Few weeks later, Sarrosa with Aiko Climaco, formed Star Magic Angels, which also joined by Jed Montero, her runner up Karen Reyes and PBB Teen 3 former housemate Shey Bustamante.[17]

Advocacy[edit]

Sarrosa is an advocate for youth. She is the Sanggunian Kabataan President in her home municipality and an active participant in programs and fundraising projects by Ako Ang Simula and Sagip Kapamilya. On December 6, 2012, Sarrosa held a feeding program for 29 barangays in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo and donated chairs for 10 barangay day cares. On December 9, 2012, Sarrosa celebrated her 18th birthday with cancer patients from Pedis Hema Onco with the help of Ako Ang Simula and her endorsement, Lolita.[18]

Filmography[edit]

List of film performances
Year Title Role Producer
2014 Once A Princess Helen Star Cinema
2015 Just The Way You Are Bea Star Cinema
List of television performances
Year Title Role Network
2012 Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 Housemate / Big Winner ABS-CBN
2012–present ASAP Herself
2012-2013 Kahit Puso'y Masugatan Monique Santos
TodaMax Myrtle
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Family Picture Gina
2014 Moon of Desire Anise
Ipaglaban Mo: Love Ko Si Sir Dolly Ramos
2015 Umagang Kay Ganda Herself as Host
Forevermore Jessica
NCAA Season 91 Court Side Reporter ABS-CBN Sports+Action

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Work Result
2012 Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 Big Winner Herself Won
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards 2012 Pop Female Cutie
26th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best New Female TV Personality Toda Max Nominated
10th Golden Screen Awards Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actress Nominated
2015 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women Herself as Cover girl Rank # 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Myrtle Sarrosa wins PBB Teen Edition 4" July 08, 2012, SunStar
  2. ^ a b "Myrtle Is Teen Big Winner of 'PBB Teen Edition 4'" July 8, 2012, Manila Bulletin
  3. ^ a b "Myrtle releases her digital single together with her fellow Ilonggo Singer/Rapper, Young JV, entitled "Your Name"" retrieved on September 1, 2012 via myrtlegail.com.
  4. ^ a b "Myrtle Gail, HERO TV’s Official Anime Jock" September 1, 2012, AnimePHProject
  5. ^ Myrtle Sarrosa
  6. ^ What you need to know about Myrtle Sarrosa
  7. ^ "Iloilo 'cutie' wins PBB Teen Edition 4" July 08, 2012, ABS-CBN News
  8. ^ "Housemate Profile: Myrtle Sarrosa" April 08, 2012, 2012, PBB.ABS CBN
  9. ^ "PBB’s Myrtle to join 'Kahit Puso'y Masugatan'" July 30, 2012, ABS-CBN News
  10. ^ "Myrtle now a recurring cast in TodaMax" retrieved on November 9, 2012 via myrtlegail.com.
  11. ^ Ron Jay Eduvas (September 18, 2014). "Myrtle Sarrosa is Ready for FHM Cover?". FHM Philippines. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertainment/10/28/14/look-pbb-winner-myrtle-strips-fhm
  13. ^ Gonzales, Gelo (November 19, 2014). "Myrtle Sarrosa - FHM Cover Girl November 2014". FHM Philippines. Retrieved June 11, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Former PBB housemate is new courtside reporter of NCAA for Season 91". Spin.ph. June 22, 2015. 
  15. ^ Nikko Tuazon. "Rachel Ann Daquis, Maria Ozawa, Patricia Javier, and more at the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2015 Victory Party". PEP.ph. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 
  16. ^ Rula, Gorgy. "Jennylyn Mercado on alleged boycott of FHM Top 100 Sexiest finalists to protest her win: "Totoo ba yun? Hindi ko alam."". PEP.ph. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 
  17. ^ Kristhoff Cagape (July 25, 2015). "Star Magic Angels officially revealed". Push.com.ph. 
  18. ^ Myrtle to celebrate debut with cancer kids (December 2012). She never fails to share her blessings. ABSCBN News retrieved January 21, 2012

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited
Slater Young
(2011-2012)
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 Big Winner
(2012)
Succeeded by
Pinoy Big Brother: All In
Daniel Matsunaga
(2014)
Preceded by
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010
James Reid
(2010)
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 Big Winner
(2012)
Succeeded by
Series defunct
(annexed to Pinoy Big Brother: All In)
Next title held by Ylona Garcia (PBB 737:Teen)
Preceded by
Rachel Anne Daquis
FHM Cover Girl
(November 2014)
Succeeded by
Andrea Torres