When thinking of a post to present, I thought of featuring beautiful faces from different countries. And so, For the very first Featured Beauty/ Face, we have…. Jessy Mendiola, actress and endorser from the Philippines.
Birthday : December 03
Height : 5’4
Weight : 105 lbs.
Eye Color : Brown
Nationality : Filipino
Skills/Talents : Hosting, Acting, Dancing
Jessy Mendiola was born, Jessica Mendiola Tawile in the United Arab Emirates where her father used to work on December 3, 1992. She is the second of three siblings, of a Filipino mother and a half Lebanese, half British father. She was three years old when her mother moved and brought her and her elder sister, Pamela, to the Philippines. Her mother left her father due to his infidelity. Her younger sister, Megan, was born in the Mexico when her parents reconciled but then separated again because of unknown reasons. She remains in contact with her father, who now works overseas as a marine anthropologist.She studied in Far Eastern University.
Jessy Mendiola was one of the 18 new talents launched by ABS-CBN under Star Magic Batch 15. She, along with Megan Young, Alfonso Martinez, Carlo Guevarra and her Star Magic batchmates, joined the cast of Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?.: Abt Ur Luv when it was revamped to in 2007. She had a minor role in Sineserye Presents:
In 2008, she was cast as Chappy Girl in the TV series Volta, which was adapted from the Star Cinema film of the same name.
Mendiola was supposed to appear in Habang May Buhay. She was featured in the 2008 trailer of the show which was originally titled as. The TV series, which was supposed to air in 2008, was cancelled, reshot and recast.
In 2010, she had a guest appearances in George and Cecil, playing the love interest of Dino Imperial’s Jun. Mendiola revealed that she was pulled out of Habang May Buhay and was cast as Christina in the TV seriesinstead. Due to good feedback, her one week guest appearance in Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo was extended. She was later cast in Your Song Presents: Gimik 2010, playing the role of the reformed rebel teenager Jessy. Mendiola was supposed to appear in Kokey @ Ako, opposite Enrique Gil, but their characters were written off in favor of Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco. She eventually returned as a recurring character in the last few episodes of Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo.
She portrayed lead roles in Maalaala Mo Kaya: “Marriage Contract” and in Wansapanataym: “Kakambal Ko’y Manika“. Her biggest break is playing the title role of the ABS-CBN afternoon TV show Sabel.
In 2011, when Sabel ended, Mendiola joined. She along with Empress Schuck, Enchong Dee and Sam Concepcion are referred to as ASAP’s “Dance Quad“. Earlier, she portrayed Isabel Valderama in Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Bianong Bulag. In April, she became a guest judge for Showtime and appeared as Risa in the Maalaala Mo Kaya episode, “Medalyon“.[ She recently played the role of Jackie Marasigan in the ABS-CBN teleserye, Budoy, opposite Gerald Anderson.She also starred in the film The Reunion with Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil and Xian Lim. She also starred in the Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso with Matt Evans and Matteo Guidicelli.
In 2013, she will be playing the title role of Maria Mercedes in a remake.
|2004||Hanggang Kailan||Gina||GMA Network|
|2007||Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv Ur Lyf 2||Lheny||ABS-CBN|
|2007||Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?||Michelle||ABS-CBN|
|2008||Your Song Presents: Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal||Kitty||ABS-CBN|
|2008||Star Magic Presents: Astigs In Luvin lyf||Shannon||ABS-CBN|
|2008||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Mansyon||Darlene’s classmate||ABS-CBN|
|2009||Your Song Presents: Boystown||Karen||ABS-CBN|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Taxi||Samantha||ABS-CBN|
|2009||Midnight DJ: Pabrika Ng Multo||Gabby||TV5|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Storybook||Hershey||ABS-CBN|
|2009||George and Cecil||Irene||ABS-CBN|
|2010||May Bukas Pa||Young Soledad||ABS-CBN|
|2010||Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo||Christina Angeles||ABS-CBN|
|2010||Your Song Presents: Gimik 2010||Jessy Lorenzo||ABS-CBN|
|2010||Panahon Ko ‘To!: Ang Game Show ng Buhay Ko||Herself||ABS-CBN|
|2010||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Marriage Contract||Analyn ‘Ana’ Dela Cruz||ABS-CBN|
|2010||Wansapanataym: Kakambal Ko’y Manika||Leni/Lena Gatchalian||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Bianong Bulag||Isabel Robles||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Medalyon||Lisa||ABS-CBN|
|2011||It’s Showtime||Princess Catherine Señorin Jr.||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Banana Split||Darlene Belangoy Jr.||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Wansapanataym: Flores De Mayumi||Mylene||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bisikleta||Laurence Trazona||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Budoy||Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Marasigan||ABS-CBN|
|2012||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Journal||Joie||ABS-CBN|
|2012||Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso||Yanie Alipio||ABS-CBN|
|2013||Maria Mercedes||Maria Mercedes Alegre||ABS-CBN|
|2012||The Reunion||Ali Zaldariaga||Star Cinema|
|2013||Pagpag||Talia dela Torre||Star Cinema, Regal Films, Skylight Films|
I can say that Jessy Mendiola is really a fast-rising star in Philippine Show Business. Her beauty actually is reminiscent of the mestiza looks dominant during the early times of Philippine Showbiz.
- Jessy Mendiola is happy for Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli (filipinomovie.wordpress.com)
- Jessy Mendiola’s road to stardom (rappler.com)
- The Pinay Maria Mercedes (pacecapades.wordpress.com)