Maria Erlinda Lucille Sazon Termulo-Padilla, professionally known as Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla or Mariel Rodriguez, is a Filipino-born American commercial model, endorser, TV host, VJ and actress. Rodriguez was born Maria Erlinda Lucille Sazon Termulo on August 10, 1984. She is known by the nickname “Mariel” as a child, lived and was raised by her maternal grandparents in Paranaque due to her parents’ separation at her youth. She studied at De La Salle Santiago Zobel School for grade school and high school and attended De La Salle University for college, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philippine Studies, majoring in Filipino in Mass Media. Rodriguez has one sister and two half-siblings. Her sister, Kaye Garcia, owns the clothing line Hot Pink Lingerie. Her half-siblings, Ethan and Julia Termulo, both live in New Jersey.
Rodriguez started her career at the age of 15 as a commercial model, which included Clean & Clear. In 2004, she was cast in MTV Asia’s television show Rouge. Later, GMA Network signed her as one of their stars. While in the network, she became one of the regular hosts of Extra Challenge and appeared on the series Love to Love. In 2005, Rodriguez moved to ABS-CBN, where she joined as a co-host of the competition series Pinoy Big Brother until 2010. Later, she became well known for co-hosting the noon-time programs Wowowee, Pilipinas Win Na Win (2010), and Happy Yipee Yehey! (2011) and many other shows, and movies. In September 2011, she moved to TV5, where she continued her co-hosting stint for Willie Revillame’s variety show Wil Time Bigtime from 2011 to 2013. In November 2015, she returned to ABS-CBN and reprised her role as co-host in Pinoy Big Brother: 737, which also serves as the reunion of Kuya’s Angels. In 2015, Rodriguez was tapped as the guest host of It’s Showtime. Weeks later, she confirmed their official participation on the show as main co-hosts.
She married actor-director Robin Padilla on August 19, 2010. They had met on the Philippine noontime variety show Wowowee when Padilla was temporarily a presenter. In March 2015, Rodriguez revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage, which would have been her first child with Padilla. In August 2015, Padilla announced that he and Rodriguez were expecting triplets. However, a few weeks after the announcement, a statement was released from Padilla’s manager that Rodriguez had suffered a second miscarriage. Despite the fact that the couple experienced many miscarriages, now they have two beautiful daughters Isabella and Gabrielle.
Mariel Padilla is also showing quite a high level of activeness on some social media platforms. On YouTube her channel is Mariel Padilla and it was created back on August 29, 2012. As for now, Mariel’s channel has more than 1 million subscribers, there are 177 uploaded videos and over 53 million total number of views. On Instagram her account is marieltpadilla and their audience here exceeds 3.7 million followers. As for Twitter, Mariel joined this platform and created her channel in September 2009. Her channel is Mariel T. Padilla and has 2 million followers. On Facebook her account is Mariel Rodriguez Padilla and here her audience reaches 4 million. The last platform on which Mariel has a presence is TikTok. Here, her account, marieltpedilla, has more than 275K followers.
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