Coraleen Sarah Roberto Waddell (born December 15, 1989) is an American-born Filipino actress, fashion model, and video blogger.
Coraleen Sarah Roberto Waddell
December 15, 1989
|Agent||Star Magic (2017–present)|
TV5 Network (2011–present)
Cora was born in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, to Scott Waddell (Irish-American) and Francy Roberto (Filipino). Her family migrated to Orlando, Florida when she was eight. Her family's financial problems became worse when Cora's mother was involved in a vehicle accident, had to undergo emergency surgeries and was hospitalized for a month. The subsequent surgeries and long recovery depleted the family's finances and they were unable to pay the huge medical bills. Waddell was forced to quit college and moved to the Philippines to pursue modeling in 2010. Shortly thereafter, she clinched a modelling contract with Elite Manila Management and a five-year contract with Viva Entertainment. She then appeared in two Viva Films-produced movies Diary ng Panget: The Movie and Talk Back and You're Dead. She made guest appearances on several episodes of TV5's remake of Bagets.
On October 29, 2016, Waddell was introduced as a regular housemate of the seventh regular season of Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7, and was dubbed “Dazzling Daughter ng Bulacan”. She became the Seventh Big Placer.
Prior to creating her own channel, Waddell first appeared on Wil Dasovich's The Life of a Commercial Model (Metrobank Buddy Cora Waddell) vlog in September 2015. Ten months thereafter, she reunited with Wil and starred in the latter's "Baddest Model in the Philippines" vlog with Daniel Marsh, which went viral (10m views). The Baddest viral video eventually prompted the creation of #VlogSquad.
On July 29, 2016, Waddell posted her first vlog, aptly titled "Vlogging around the Philippines (my first vlog)".
|2017||Wattpad Presents: Just the Strings||Mary Imogen Suarez||TV5|
|Pusong Ligaw||Kayla Benoit||ABS-CBN|
|2016-2017||Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7||Herself|
|2011-2012||Bagets: Just Got Lucky||Sachi||TV5|
|2018||Recipe For Love||Valerie||Regal Entertainment|
|2017||Woke Up Like This||Kitty|
|2014||Talk Back and You're Dead||Michie||Viva Films|
|Diary ng Panget: The Movie||Riri|
Music video appearanceEdit
Waddell starred in Jed Madela's Love Takes Time music video together with Tanner Mata. The music video peaked at #5 on Myx's Daily Top Ten. On June 22, 2017, Waddell announced a cameo in Vini Uehara's music video.
Awards and recognitionEdit
|2017||United Filipino Organization's Batang Pinoy, Batang Saipan||Honoree|
|YouTube Play Button||Silver Play Button (for surpassing 100,000 subscribers)|
|Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7||7th Big Placer|
- "New Viva talent". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
- "Everything falls into place for Coraleen Waddell". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
- "Fil-Am beauty joins 'PBB: Lucky 7'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
- "'PBB' season 7 runners-up announced". Rappler. Retrieved 2017-07-05.