Mariel Rodriguez was first seen on ABS-CBN as a regular host of the Pinoy Big Brother series, but she became a household name when she co-hosted the noontime programs Wowowee, Happy Yippe Yehey and Pilipinas Win na Win, where she eventually met her husband Robin Padilla.
Mariel has also dabbled into acting, topbilling the fantasy series Komiks Presents Varga and Precious Hearts Romances Present Bud Brothers Book 2: My Gulay… Wow Betchay! and Love is Only in the Movies. She also starred in the films Agent X44, Astig, My Pledge of Love and Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina at Mga Anak.
She recently returned to ABS-CBN to reunite with her old pals Toni Gonzaga-Soriano and Bianca Gonzales-Intal in hosting Pinoy Big Brother: 737 and become part of the gang in the hit noontime show It’s Showtime.