Jessy Mendiola

Jessica Mendiola Tawile-Manzano (Tagalog pronunciation: [mɛnˈdjɔla]; born December 3, 1992)[1] is a Filipino actress.

Jessy Mendiola
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Mendiola in January 2015
Jessica Mendiola Tawile

(1992-12-03) December 3, 1992 (age 28)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
OccupationActress, model
Years active2004–present
(m. 2021)
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Early lifeEdit

Mendiola was born in Dubai, where her father used to work.[2] She is the second of three siblings of a Filipina mother and a Lebanese-British father.[3][dead link] 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. Jessy's younger sister Megan was born in Mexico, where her parents reconciled but eventually separated again for unknown reasons. She remains in contact with her father, who works overseas as a marine anthropologist.[4] She studied mass communication at Far Eastern University.[5]


Jessy Mendiola was one of the 18 new talents launched by ABS-CBN under Star Magic Batch 15.[3] 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 also 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.

In 2010, she had a guest appearance 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.[6] Mendiola was supposed to appear in Habang May Buhay and 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.[7] 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,[8][9] 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.[10] She eventually returned as a recurring character in the last few episodes of Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo.

Mendiola performing at the 2014 London Barrio Fiesta

She portrayed lead roles in Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Marriage Contract"[11] and in Wansapanataym: "Kakambal Ko'y Manika". Her first biggest break was playing the title role in the afternoon TV show, Sabel.[12][13]

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'.[14][15] Earlier, she portrayed Isabel Valderama in Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Bianong Bulag. In April, she became a guest judge for It's Showtime and appeared as Risa in the Maalaala Mo Kaya episode, "Medalyon".[16][17] She also played the role of Jacqueline Marasigan in the primetime TV show, Budoy, opposite Gerald Anderson and Enrique Gil.[18]

In 2012, she starred in the film The Reunion, with Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil and Xian Lim. She also starred in the afternoon TV show Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso, with Matteo Guidicelli, Matt Evans and Jewel Mische.[19]

In 2013, Mendiola played the titular role in the Philippine remake of Maria Mercedes.[20] In October, she flew to South Korea for a ceremonial appointment by Korea Tourism Organization as the Honorary Ambassador for Korean Tourism.[21]

In 2015, Mendiola played another lead role in the comedy drama Must Date the Playboy, alongside Kim Chiu, Xian Lim and Matt Evans. and in the romantic family drama You're My Home, alongside Dawn Zulueta, Richard Gomez and JC de Vera.[22]

In 2016, Mendiola was recognized as the No. 1 Sexiest Woman in the Philippines by the men's magazine FHM Philippines.[23] She landed fourth place in the same list of sexiest women in the Philippines a year after.[24]

Personal lifeEdit

On December 12, 2020, Mendiola became engaged to television host Luis Manzano.[25] The two had been dating since June 2016.[26] Mendiola and Manzano were married on February 21, 2021.[27]



Year Title Role Notes Source
2004 Hanggang Kailan Gina
2007 Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv Ur Lyf 2 Lheny
2007 Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos? Michelle
2008 Your Song Presents: Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal Kitty
2008 Volta Chappy Girl [28]
2008 Star Magic Presents: Astigs In Luvin lyf Shannon
2008 Dyosa Cheepa/Hiyas
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya Darlene's classmate Episode: "Mansyon"
2009 Your Song Presents: Boystown Karen
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya Samantha Espiritu Episode: "Taxi"
2009 Midnight DJ Gabby Episode: "Pabrika Ng Multo"
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya Hershey Episode: "Storybook"
2009 George and Cecil Irene
2009 Katorse Bettina Godinez
2010 May Bukas Pa Young Soledad Special participation
2010 Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo Christina Angeles [6]
2010 Your Song Presents: Gimik 2010 Jessy Lorenzo [8][9]
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Analyn 'Ana' Dela Cruz Episode: "Marriage Contract" [11]
2010 Wansapanataym Leni/Lena Gatchalian Episode: "Kambal Ko'y Manika"
2010 Banana Split Herself Guest, 1 episode
2010 Sabel Sabel Asuncion [13][12]
2011–12 Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Bianong Bulag Isabel Robles
2008–2019 ASAP Herself — Host / Performer [15]
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Lisa Episode: "Medalyon" [16][17]
2011 Banana Split Darlene Belangoy Jr. Guest
2011 Wansapanataym Mylene Episode: "Flores De Mayumi"
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Laurence Trazona Episode: "Bisikleta"
2011 Budoy Jacqueline 'Jackie' Marasigan .[18]
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Joei Revilleza Episode: "Journal"
2012 E-Boy Adult Princess
2012 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso Yanie Alipio [19]
2012 KBS World Date with Shinee Herself Guest
2013–14 Maria Mercedes Maria Mercedes Alegre [20]
2014 It's Showtime Herself — Host Guest
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya Marie Episode: "Sulat"
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya Cecile Episode: "Sapatos"
2015–16 You're My Home Grace Fontanilla [22]
2015–2017 Banana Sundae Herself / Various roles
2016 Wansapanataym Isabel Episode: "Just Got Laki"
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya Christina Episode: "Pole"
2018 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Andrea "Andi" B. Collins/ Violett [29]
2019 Sandugo Melissa Pamintuan [30]
2020 Fit for Life Herself Host


Year Title Role Notes Source
2012 The Reunion Ali Zaldariaga
2013 Call Center Girl Regina "Reg" Manlapat [31]
2014 The Trial Isabelle "Bessy" Bernardo
2015 Must Date The Playboy Chloe Santillan
2016 Mano Po 7: Tsinoy Jocelyn Lee
2017 Extra Service Genevieve/Henya
2018 The Girl in the Orange Dress Anna Villegas [32]
2019 'Tol Elena
2019 Stranded Julia
2019 Mga Mata sa Dilim Sui


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  2. ^ Bautista, Mario E. (July 28, 2007). "Polo launches dance group on rival network". Dream Factory. Malaya Entertainment. Archived from the original on June 6, 2008. Retrieved July 15, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Miralles, Nitz (June 3, 2007). "Star Magic Batch 15". About Showbiz. The Philippine Star. Archived from the original on September 9, 2007. Retrieved July 15, 2008.
  4. ^ Bautista, Mario E (July 27, 2007). "Prettiest New Stars at ABS-CBN". People's Journal. People's Journal. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
  5. ^ Salut, EJ (August 13, 2015). "5 Showbiz Artists from Far Eastern University". Push. Retrieved December 14, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Franco, Bernie (April 21, 2010). "Jessy Mendiola talks about working with her idol Judy Ann Santos". Showbuzz. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved June 7, 2010.
  7. ^ Mendiola, Jessy (Cast). Humingi Ako Sa Langit Trailer (in Filipino). Philippines: ABS-CBN. Event occurs at 1:25. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  8. ^ a b "Gimik 2010 brings together Judy Ann Santos, Diether Ocampo, Bojo Molina, G Toengi, and Mylene Dizon". Guide. May 2, 2010. Archived from the original on September 7, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Gimik 2010". TV Shows. ABS-CBN. Archived from the original on June 3, 2010. Retrieved June 7, 2010.
  10. ^ Quintos, Napoleon (December 3, 2009). "Enrique Gil stars in the upcoming teleserye 'Kokey @ Ako'". Celeb Highlight. Showbuzz. Archived from the original on December 7, 2009. Retrieved January 20, 2010.
  11. ^ a b Erece, Dino (October 6, 2010). "Xian Lim and Jessy Mendiola's characters get "married" in MMK". Entertainment Guide/Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Archived from the original on October 10, 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  12. ^ a b Llanera, Melba (December 6, 2010). "Jessy Mendiola on her launching soap, Sabel: "Para akong lumulutang!"". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  13. ^ a b Franco, Bernie. "Jessy Mendiola is the lead star of new teleserye 'Sabel'". Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2010.
  14. ^ "ASAP Rocks promises showstopping performances this Sunday". Guide / Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. April 9, 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  15. ^ a b "'ASAP Rocks' reunites big names in showbiz". Entertainment. SunStar Manila. February 19, 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
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  17. ^ a b "Jessy Mendiola, Ejay Falcon and Mark Gil depict a true story about obsession in MMK". Guide / Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. April 14, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  18. ^ a b "Gerald Anderson will topbill ABS-CBN's "advocacy-serye" titled Budoy". Guide / Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. June 26, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
  19. ^ a b "Matteo, Jessy, Jewel to star in new series". Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  20. ^ a b "Jessy Mendiola is Maria Mercedes". Philippine Entertainment Portal. April 14, 2013. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  21. ^ "Jessy Mendiola as South Koreas Honorary Tourism Ambassador". ABS-CBN News. October 30, 2013.
  22. ^ a b "First details of new Richard-Dawn serye". ABS-CBN News. October 28, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  23. ^ "Jessy Mendiola voted 'sexiest woman' in PH". ABS-CBN News. June 30, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  24. ^ "Nadine Lustre Tops FHMS 100 Sexiest Poll". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN Corporation. June 29, 2017. Archived from the original on June 29, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
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  26. ^ Jarloc, Glaiza (June 27, 2017). "Luis Manzano Clears Timeline of Relationship with Jessy Mendiola". Sun.Star Philippines. Retrieved December 14, 2020.
  27. ^ "WATCH: Luis Manzano, Jessy Mendiola Become Husband and Wife". April 5, 2021.
  28. ^ Rañoa-Bismarck, Maridol (January 18, 2008). "Ai Ai Ready to Take Flight". The Philippine Star. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  29. ^ "Jessy Mendiola Added to Cast of 'Ang Probinsyano'". ABS-CBN News. March 21, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  30. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (July 29, 2019). "Jessy Mendiola ends network transfer rumors through this project". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  31. ^ "Pokwang returns to comedy in Call Center Girl". Philstar. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  32. ^ Guerrero, Faye (July 17, 2018). "Jericho defends Jessy against those questioning her inclusion in MMFF 2018 entry". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved October 18, 2018.

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