Mariel Rodriguez is a Filipino commercial model turned into an endorser, TV host, VJ and actress. Her real name is Maria Erlina Lucille Sazon Termulo, Mariel became a stunning VJ on MTV before she finally came into limelight as an actress. Now married to Robin Padilla, a popular movie actor, Mariel lay low in her acting and hosting career in order to concentrate on her family life with some occasional guest appearance on the television.
But before Mariel settled down with a married life, she has a budding career as a TV host. She was the mainstay host of a noontime variety show of ABS-CBN’s Happy Yipee Yehey!, Pinoy Big Brother and Wowowee. She started her public appearance however as a product model for Clean and Clear facial products and as a VJ for MTV Pilipinas. She first signed up with GMA 7 as their talent where she worked as a regular host for the network’s TV show Extra Challenge. She later on transferred to ABS-CBN to become the network’s talent but resigned in 2011 to move to TV 5. Mariel also do movies and commercial modeling. She is engaged in a business with her sister Kaye who is also a model and a fashion designer.
Her biggest break however was when she tried her luck to become a VJ and flew to Singapore for an audition. She landed the job as a cast for MTV Asia’s Rogue. She was only 15 years old when she started modeling for commercial advertisements and she continuously have good breaks to start a hosting career and eventually a career as an actress.
Mariel has a happy disposition making her a well-liked TV host by the public. Her alluring and captivating personality gives her an edge to become one of the most bankable and popular TV hosts in the Philippines. While she was one of the busiest talents as a television host in the country, Mariel finds the need to turn down some other offers because of her busy schedule and family life as a devoted wife to Robin Padilla.
Maria Erlinda Lucille Suazon Termulo, also known to many as Mariel Rodriguez, was born on August 10, 1984. Her parents were divorced at a very young age and she and her older sister was raised by her grandparents. She is very close to her grandparents who stand as a role model in her life. She is an endorser, TV Host, actress, commercial model and a former MTV VJ. She went to school at De La Salle Zobel during her grade school and high school. Mariel graduated at the De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication as her course.
Her first commercial was for the product Clean & Clear Facials and later becoming a VJ on MTV Pilipinas. Before becoming a VJ she was featured and was a cast in MTV Asia’s show Rouge. This was her big break and later on discovered and liked by many. She started with GMA 7 upon entering show business. She hosted Extra Challenge when she was still with GMA 7. After her contract with the said network she moved to ABS-CBN to be part of the noon time show Wowowee, Happy YipeeYehey and the reality show Pinoy Big Brother. She then filed her resignation from ABS-CBN on September 2011 and transferred to TV5.
Aside from hosting Mariel also appeared in television series and several movies. Mariel also became an endorser of many clothing lines like Hot Pink Lingerie, Meg Clothing, Zen Zest and many more. She also appeared in several commercials like Pizza Hut, Close-up, Rexona and Clean&Clear. Mariel is known for being a good and versatile television host. She is known to have a charming and bubbly personality. She has a natural talent for hosting. Her love for hosting has made her a good one. She is famous for the saying: “Happiness and Energy is the key to success.”
Mariel previously dated Zanjoe Marudo and the couple split up in the year 2010. While on the game show Wowowee Mariel met Robin Padilla who later on became her husband after a whirlwind of romance. She married Robin on August 19, 2010 in India.