Jessy Mendiola is the Pinay ‘Maria Mercedes’; Matteo Guidicelli to be the Game Master of ‘Biggest Loser Doubles’
Mar. 14 Latest Chicka
Paraiso stars Matteo Guidicelli and Jessy Mendiola
ABS-CBN’s afternoon series, Paraiso, continues to top ratings in the afternoon block compared to shows from rival networks. Its stars, Matteo Guidicelli and Jessy Mendiola, are also getting closer in real life. In fact, Matteo has already introduced Jessy to his parents. Close as they may be, both actors are quick to clarify that they are not yet a couple. The two stars said that they are focusing in their individual careers right now and that they are just enjoying each other’s company.
After Paraiso ends, Jessy Mendiola is reported to portray the lead role in the Kapamilya version of the hit Mexican telenovela, Maria Mercedes, popularized by Thalia. The coveted role was previously offered to Andi Eigenmann but the project did not materialize after Andy got pregnant. Maria Mercedes tells the story of a poor young girl tasked with taking care of her siblings by peddling lottery tickets in the streets. No details yet as to the other members of the cast but rumor has it that Jessy will be paired with a former Kapuso actor in this project.
Meanwhile, Matteo Guidicelli will be the Game Master of the upcoming weight loss reality series, Biggest Loser Doubles. He will be taking over the role left behind by Derek Ramsay of Pinoy Biggest Loser Season I. Matteo will be giving the contestants challenges to determine who will stay and who will be eliminated from the show which will be hosted by Iza Calzado. Initially known from his racing career, Matteo is now a certified sports buff training and competing in triathlon events on a regular basis. This makes him an ideal choice as the game master of Biggest Loser Doubles.
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