Featured Face: Jessy Mendiola

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.

Basic Info
Name: JESSY MENDIOLA
Birthday : December 03
Height : 5’4
Weight : 105 lbs.
Eye Color : Brown
Nationality : Filipino
Skills/Talents : Hosting, Acting, Dancing

Early Life

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.

 

   

Career

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 Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv when it was revamped to Abt Ur Luv Ur Lyf 2 in 2007. She had a minor role in Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?.

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 Humingi Ako Sa Langit. 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 series Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo instead. 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 ASAP Rocks. 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.

   

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Network
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 Volta Chappy Girl 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
2009 Katorse Bettina Godinez 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
2010 Banana Split Herself ABS-CBN
2010 Sabel Sabel Asuncion ABS-CBN
2011 Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Bianong Bulag Isabel Robles ABS-CBN
2011–present ASAP Herself 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 E-Boy Adult Princess ABS-CBN
2012 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso Yanie Alipio ABS-CBN
2013 Maria Mercedes Maria Mercedes Alegre ABS-CBN

Movies

Year Title Role Producer
2012 The Reunion Ali Zaldariaga Star Cinema
2013 Pagpag Talia dela Torre Star Cinema, Regal Films, Skylight Films

Endorsements

Year Brand Company
 

2013

 

Adiddas

Body Shop

Line

NHN Corporation

      

  

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.

Sources:

http://starmagic.abs-cbn.com/talents/profile/jessy–mendiola.html

Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

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