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.