6 Things You Should Know About Belle Mariano, Donny Pangilinan's New Leading Lady
There's a ton of new and promising original shows that iWant is releasing this year, and one of these is the Wattpad-born comedy series He's Into Her. While we're excited to see Donny Pangilinan leading the cast as the bad boy Deib Lohr Enrile, we're also looking forward to seeing fresh face Belle Mariano play as the cool girl Maxpein Zin del Valle!
Although she's been in this industry since she was younger, this is the first series that Belle is going to lead. But if you're unfamiliar of Donny's new leading lady, here are some facts that you can brush up on!
1. She started her career in Goin' Bulilit.
Belle made her television debut at the age of 9 when she became a member of the kids show Goin' Bulilit. Since then, the 17-year-old actress landed numerous roles where she played as younger versions of teleserye characters. In 2015, she graduated from the show and got a supporting role in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.
2. She gained fame in Lorenzo's Time.
Although her first acting role was in the 2012 series Princess and I, Belle gained recognition for her acting skills in the 2012 melodrama series Lorenzo's Time, where she played as the young version of Carmina Villaroel's character Kat-Kat. If you weren't able to watch the series before, this trailer will prove how incredible Belle is as a young actress!
3. She graduated from Divine Angels Montessori last year.
Last April 2019, Belle graduated from Junior High School at Divine Angels Montessori, and it was indeed an emotional day for her! According to Belle's Instagram post, she's not sure if she's happy or sad. After all, as much as she felt fulfilled, she also couldn't help but cry because she didn't want to leave her Alma Mater yet.
4. She's an ARMY.
From Jungkook's birthday to BTS' new album release date, Belle knows all of this because she's a certified ARMY for more than three years already! One of the reasons why she loves BTS so much is because of how they inspire her to work hard to reach her dreams. She also loves other K-pop groups like BLACKPINK, but she's very much loyal to BTS because of her "hubby" Jungkook.
3 years na po😭💜 https://t.co/VGP6X8uHYK— Belle Mariano (@bellemariano02) June 19, 2019
During her interview with Star Magic, Belle shared that besides acting, she also enjoys playing volleyball. Her love for this sport all started when she watched volleyball star player Alyssa Valdez! After classes, she and her friends would hang out in the school court and let some steam off!
6. She can hit a tune.
While she's playing a character who doesn't know how to sing in He's Into Her, Belle is actually a talented singer! From Ben&Ben's "Kathang Isip" to Billie Eilish's "Lovely," this girl can serenade you with her angelic voice any time of the day.
With just one look, we already know that this young girl is going to places. She's not hard to like that there are even moments when she reminds us of MayMay Entrata and Sue Ramirez with her relatable personality. That's why we're way too excited to see how she's going to portray Max and make us weak with her kilig moments with Donny!