October 1, 1980
|Children||Kim Nichole (b. December 5, 1998)|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Hair colour||Dark Brown|
|Eye colour||Dark Brown|
|Dress size||UK 8 - US 4 - EU 36|
|Manager||Professional Models Association of the Philippines|
Phoemela Baranda (born October 1, 1980) is a Filipina model, actress and was the entertainment anchor of ABS-CBN’s weekday flagship news broadcast of TV Patrol. She is a former officer and currently a member of Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP) and appears regularly on magazine covers and advertising campaigns. Currently she has already appeared in 5 Tagalog movies, 4 TV series' and was once a host for the Philippine reality show Extra-Extra. Recently in 2008, Phoemela was a contestant in the Philippine version of Fear Factor.
Phoemela Baranda started modelling when she was 13 years old, joining the clothing brand Pink Soda’s club search where she was selected. Her first commercial was for Extraderm, a line of facial products. After her runner-up finish at the 1994 Philippine search for the Elite Model Look in 1994, she continued her modeling stints in ramp, mainstream media advertising campaigns and print media, appearing on the covers of the local editions of Uno, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, T3, Mega Magazine, Preview, Marie Claire and Maxim. Baranda is acknowledged as the first Filipina model to have enjoyed major success in the local modelling industry and earned a fortune even before she reached the age of 20.
In 2000, she briefly played a minor part in the Philippine television series Pangako sa ’Yo (I promise you), which she quickly followed up with a teen-comedy movie role opposite Carlos Agassi in the 2001 movie Cool Dudes, which paved the way for her acting career. In 2003 she played Esmeralda in the GMA series Narito ang Puso ko. She got her first hosting stint in Extra Challenge when she did a successful audition when Miriam Quiambao left the reality show in 2003. She has then transferred to ABS-CBN as a segment host for the showbiz gossip show The Buzz, which paved the way for her next project as showbiz anchor-woman for TV Patrol.
Baranda placed 23rd in the FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women of the World in 2006; she has also placed 48th in 2003, 29th in 2004, 49th in 2005, and 79th in 2007. She did not rank in 2008. Baranda has relied on Dra. Vicki Belo for her cosmetic concerns; she has also hosted several special events for the Belo medical group.
|Tatlong Baraha (Three aces)||2006|
|Ang Pamana (The inheritance)||2006|
|Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom||2005|
|Boracay Bodies (TV5)||2013|
|Cityscape (ABS-CBN News Channel)||2012–present (host)|
|I Dare You||2011 (as a guest host and challenger)|
|Umagang Kay Ganda||2010–2012|
|Showtime||2010 (Special guest judge); 2011 (Returning judge)|
|TV Patrol||2005–2010 (Star Patrol anchor)|
|Pinoy Fear Factor||2008|
|Mga Anghel Na Walang Langit||2005|
|The Buzz||2004–present, 2010 (Voice over)|
|Narito Ang Puso Ko||2003|
|Pangako sa ’Yo||2000|
Phoemela has a bachelor's degree Interdisciplinary Studies, having graduated from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in 2001. She lives an active lifestyle engaging in physical activities such as going to the gym and bikram yoga, she is also active in sports particularly badminton and squash  where she has placed in several local open tournaments. Phoemela previously dated Ira Cruz, lead guitarist of the local band Bamboo. Ira then confirmed in a June 2009 interview with Dolly Anne Carvajal that they have always been on and off and lately has broken off completely.
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