Rovilson Fernandez at the Rock For a Fully Abled Nation benefit concert in Eastwood City, Manila, 2013.
1973 (age 43–44)
Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan
|Occupation||Host, model, editor|
Rovilson Fernandez (born 1973) is a Filipino American model, host and magazine editor.
He was born in 1973 in the US Naval base in Sasebo, Japan. His parents are of full Filipino descent, originally hailing from Dagupan, Philippines. He is the eldest of four children. He was raised in San Jose, California after his father, an electrical engineer in the US Navy, was restationed there when he was a toddler. Rovilson attended film school, fell in love with Asian Cinema and moved to Manila in 1999. Not finding any openings for directors, he suddenly found himself a travel show host for Lakbay TV.
He hosted Gameplan on Studio 23 and works an editor for Maxim Philippines. Together with Marc Nelson, he also hosted several television shows, including The Duke on AXN Asia, Dare Duo on QTV 11, and currently Asia's Got Talent, also on AXN Asia.
The Amazing Race Asia 2
Fernandez and his "best buddy" Marc Nelson are most noted for competing in the AXN reality show, The Amazing Race Asia 2. They hold the record for the most consecutive leg placing, finishing 1st from leg 2 to leg 8 and leg 11.
They finished in 3rd Place in Singapore, after Rovilson faltered at the final task, which is a roadblock, despite being the first to commence the task. It involves arranging of flags of the countries they had visited.
- Ang Pinaka on GMA News TV, formerly QTV then later Q (every Sunday night at 6:20 PM). Ang Pinaka is a Top 10 Countdown infotainment show hosted by Rovilson Fernandez with Maey and Betong.
Since 2011, Rovilson is the Philippine National Ambassador for WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature). Other advocacies include National Peace Ambassador for OPAPP (Office of the Presidential Advisor on the Peace Process) and Singaporean Tourism Ambassador.
- David, Kara. "Rovilson Fernandez shares his humble beginnings with Kara David". Youtube. GMA Public Affairs. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
- Quera, Vanni Dese. "Witty TV host Rovilson Fernandez's training regimen is no laughing matter". Spin.ph. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
- de Lara, Ivan Angelo L. (24 January 2015). "Marc Nelson, Rovilson Fernandez tapped to host 'Asia's Got Talent'". Manila: Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- The Amazing Race Asia 2