Melisa "Melai" Bonay Cantiveros (born April 6, 1988), is a Filipino actress, comedienne, television personality and former reality show contestant. She is the fifth female Big Winner of the Pinoy Big Brother franchise. She is currently one of ABS-CBN's contract talents.

Personal Life

Cantiveros was born on April 6, 1988 at General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines to Dionisio and Virginia Cantiveros. She is the 3rd eldest of four siblings and the only daughter. Cantiveros studied at Mindanao State University – General Santos.

Career

In October 2009, Cantiveros entered the Big Brother house along with 25 other housemates. After 133 days, she was able to garner enough votes to reach the final episode wherein she won the competition by getting 1,226,675 votes or 32.08% of the entire votes.

In February 2010, Cantiveros did guesting in several talk shows like The Buzz, SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon, and Entertainment Live. She was also invited to variety shows such as ASAP ROCKS. She and her real and reel life partner, Jason Francisco, starred in a reality show spin off entitled Melason In Love. Cantiveros also was cast in the daytime drama Impostor. She also starred in the fantaserye show, Kokey @ Ako. She also played a main role in Maalaala Mo Kaya as a maid named Pangga. She currently stars in the comedy gag show Banana Split and variety show ASAP.

Filmography

Year Title

Role

2009-2010
ABS-CBN
2010
2010
2010
2010–present
2010–present
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
2011
2011
Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up

Melason In Love
Melason: In Da City
Melason: Promdi Heart
ASAP
Banana Split
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Impostor
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Toy Car
Wansapanataym: Inday Bote
Kokey @ Ako
Showtime (TV series)
Matanglawin
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Mana Po
I Dare You
Herself /Housemate

Herself
Herself
Herself
Co-Host / Performer
Herself / Various Characters
Devina "Devin" Ventura
Pangga
Inday
Josa Reyes
Herself/Guest Replacement Judge for Vice Ganda (2 episodes; 1 with Jason Francisco)
Herself (Guest Host)
Brandy Dela Paz
Host
     

Film
2010 I Do as Marian Punongbayan
2011 Ang Tanging Ina Ng Lahat

 

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