Cora Waddell

Coraleen Sarah Roberto Waddell (born December 15, 1989) is an American-born Filipino actress, fashion model, and video blogger.

Cora Waddell
Coraleen Sarah Roberto Waddell

(1989-12-15) December 15, 1989 (age 30)
Other namesCora
  • Actress
  • Model
  • YouTuber
Years active2011–present
AgentStar Magic (2017–present)
TV5 Network (2011–present)

Early lifeEdit

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.[1][2] 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”.[3] She became the Seventh Big Placer.[4]

YouTube CareerEdit

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)".



Year Title Role Network
2018 Bagani Liwliwa ABS-CBN
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


Year Title Role Company
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

Year Award Result
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


  1. ^ "New Viva talent". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  2. ^ "Everything falls into place for Coraleen Waddell". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  3. ^ "Fil-Am beauty joins 'PBB: Lucky 7'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  4. ^ "'PBB' season 7 runners-up announced". Rappler. Retrieved 2017-07-05.