Saab Magalona at the Rock For a Fully Abled Nation benefit concert in the Eastwood City, Manila, 2013.
|Born||Maria Isabella Simone Arroyo Magalona
November 23, 1988
|Other names||Saab Magalona|
|Occupation||Host, Singer, Model, Actress, Blogger, Photographer|
|Spouse(s)||Jim Bacarro (m. 2015)|
|Family||Enrique Magalona (great grandfather)
Pancho Magalona (grandfather)
Tita Duran (grandmother)
Francis Magalona (father)
Maxene Magalona (sister)
Frank Magalona (brother)
Elmo Magalona (brother)
Hiro Peralta (cousin)
|Associated acts||Cheats, Duster, Us-2 Evil-0|
Maria Isabella Simone Arroyo Magalona-Bacarro or known as Saab Magalona (born November 23, 1988 in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipina actress, singer, photographer and blogger who started in the TV5 youth-oriented drama series Lipgloss. She is the daughter of Francis Magalona and sister of Maxene Magalona, Frank Magalona & Elmo Magalona. In music, she is a member of the 7-piece indie rock band Cheats.
Her father is the late Filipino rapper and actor Francis Magalona; her grandparents are the late actors Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran. She took up Creative Writing at the Ateneo de Manila University.
In 2007, she made her first onscreen appearance as the friend of Eleanor (played by Alessandra de Rossi) in the GMA Network telefantasya Kamandag where her sister Maxene played the role of one of Richard Gutierrez' leading ladies. In 2008, she joined the cast of TV5's Lipgloss. In October 2010, she made her GMA debut on the teleserye "Koreana", playing Ivy.
Her music career began when she filled-in for several indie bands such as Us-2 Evil-0 (2009), Duster and BBYGRL (2012). Few years later, she and Jim Bacarro would later formed the band called Cheats following the disbandment of Bacarro's band Ernville.
On January 24, 2015, she married her longtime boyfriend and fellow Cheats band member, Jim Bacarro, in a private ceremony that was held in St. Ignatius Chapel inside the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City. The ceremony was attended by the couples's family and close friends. This included Saab's siblings Frank, Elmo, and Maxene, who also served as the maid of honor; Miss World 2013 Megan Young and her sister Lauren Young, both part of the bridal entourage; Janine Gutierrez; her cousin Hiro Peralta; and comedian Michael V., one of the principal sponsors.
|Year||Title||Role||Type of Role||Network|
|2007–2008||Kamandag||Ria Ramos||Supporting Cast||GMA Network|
|2008–2009||Lipgloss||Meg Madrigal||Main Cast||TV5|
|2009||Moomoo & Me||RC||Episode Guest|
|2010||Koreana||Ivy Jung||Supporting Cast / Antagonist||GMA Network|
|2011||Captain Barbell||Kristel||Supporting Cast|
|2012||My Beloved||Ginella Quijano||Supporting Cast / Antagonist|
|Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa||Celine Montenegro|
|The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto||Christina||Episode Guest||TV5|
|2013||Forever||Leila||Supporting Cast / Antagonist||GMA Network|
|Adarna||Robin Abrientos||Supporting Cast|
- Albums with Cheats
- Cheats (2016)
- Santiago, Erwin (2008-11-28). ""Lipgloss" star Saab Magalona admits rift with sister Maxene, denies living-in with boyfriend". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
- Bautista, Mario E. (2008-12-04). "Patrick doesn't want to trick Jennylyn". Journal Online. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
- http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/01/24/15/look-saab-magalonas-wedding-baguio-city, LOOK: Saab Magalona's wedding in Baguio City