Mariestella Cañedo Racal
September 22, 1997
|Agent||Star Magic (2014–present)|
|Height||1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)|
Mariestella "Maris" Cañedo Racal (born September 22, 1997) is a Filipina actress, singer-songwriter, host, vlogger and endorser. She came to prominence in 2014 after joining Pinoy Big Brother: All In where she placed second. Racal grew up in a musically inclined family and learned to sing and play instruments at a young age. She can play the guitar, piano, ukulele, and beatbox, some of which she learned on her own by watching various videos online. Aside from being a musician and singer, she also excels in painting, song/poem writing, acting and dancesport.
After her stint in Pinoy Big Brother, Racal signed a deal with Star Magic. In February 2016, she was introduced as one of the members of the all-girl dance group, Girltrends.
On January 22, 2017, Racal was officially launched as one of the members of ASAP's sing-and-dance group, BFF5.
After PBB, Maris Racal was launched as part of Star Magic Circle 2014 and had been quickly molded as a budding actress, starting off on TV show Hawak Kamay followed by several more stints on TV shows like Maalaala Mo Kaya , Ipaglaban Mo! , Oh My G! , and Ningning , and on films like Halik sa Hangin , Just The Way You Are , and The Breakup Playlist .She also starred with Roberto "Fourth" Solomon Pagotan IV in the 'Dear MOR' episode, the "Kate and Red Story".
Maris released her first single "Tanong Mo Sa Bituin" in April 2015 as part of Star Record's compilation album "OPM Fresh".
In June 2015, Maris was cast in her first main lead role on the big screen as Elena in Tandem Entertainment's film Stars Versus Me, which also starred Manolo Pedrosa as her leading man.
By February 2016, Maris was introduced as one of the members of all-girl dance group "Girltrends" in the noontime show It's Showtime . She was then tagged as "Magnificent Girltrend Maris" and became the group's Team Young member.Maris subsequently played Jenny Bonanza in the teleserye We Will Survive later in the month.
In October 2016, Maris performed in her first OneMusicPH's Digital Concert dubbed as "Double Hearts" (together with co-performers Loisa Andalio, Sue Ramirez and Kristel Fulgar), where she debuted her original song Take It All Away.In the same month, Maris appeared in the film The Third Party as Joan.
By December 2016, Maris became notable as Maxine in the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival's box office entry film Vince and Kath and James.
In January 2017, Maris was launched as one of the members of ASAP's new all-girl song-and-dance group, known as BFF5 (pronounced as BFFs), along with Ylona Garcia, Andrea Brillantes, Loisa Andalio and Kira Balinger.Inclusion in the new group led Maris to leave her previous group Girltrends. Later in the month, Maris started her guest appearance as Rona, Carreon's daughter, in the hit primetime TV series FPJ's Ang Probinsyano .
By April 2017, Maris starred as Fairy Sylvia in weekend primetime series Wansapanataym Presents: Annika PINTAsera.Later in the month, Maris was entrusted with Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin theme song "Paano Mo Nalaman", the tagalized version of the song 'How Did You Know'.
On July 8, 2017, Maris held her first major concert together with Loisa, Sue and Kristel titled 4 Of A Kind: The Un4gettable Concert at the Music Museum.Maris was also one of the cast in the horror-thriller film Bloody Crayons , playing the role of Richalaine Alcantara, that was released on cinemas by July 12, 2017.
In November 2017, Maris join the cast of Hanggang Saan as Nessa, and paired with Yves Flores.
By December 2017, Maris became part of Regal Films's official entry film Haunted Forest with Jane Oineza, Jameson Blake and Jon Lucas on 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.
On February 8, 2018, Maris Racal headlined the first-ever Star Events FanCon held at Teatrino, Promenade with Iñigo Pascual as her special guest. "Tala", Maris' original song, was also released as her newest single during the event.
A few days later, Maris debuted as the co-host of Iñigo Pascual's online show, One Music POPSSSS, appearing on the show's Season 4 pilot episode.
In May 2018, her latest single "Ikaw Lang Sapat Na" launched as the sub-theme song of the teleserye Since I Found You on Primetime Bida.
In September 2018, Maris became a certified recording artist with the release of her first album entitled "Stellar".
In October 2018, Maris was launched as one of the 10 interpreters of Himig Handog 2018 with a song of Jan Sabili from Muntinlupa entitled "Sugarol".
In 2020, following the loss of ABS-CBN franchise, Maris temporarily went to blocktimer shows such as Sunday Noontime Live! and Stay-In Love. Maris returned to ASAP on April 18, 2021, following an appearance on Pinoy Big Brother: Connect's Big Night.
In July 2014, the PBB All In housemates including Maris Racal released their "Pinoy Big Brother: All In - Originals" album, composed of three songs (Teen Love Song, Turtle Song, and Bibimbap) originally written and sung by them.
On October 28, 2014, Maris uploaded her cover of Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" song on her official YouTube account. The hashtag 'Thinking Out Loud Cover by Maris Racal' immediately trended worldwide on Twitter as her fans expressed their delight with her cover song. The video has already garnered almost two million of hits on YouTube since it was uploaded.
In February–March 2015, Maris shared her video blogs on YouTube known as "Maris My Song For You" episodes (with the direction of Alco Guerrero) where she gave her fans an opportunity to send her their messages and ask her to breathe new life to their favorite song. Her MMSFY episodes started from her cover of songs In My Life and True Colors followed by more cover songs like Firework, Yellow, Lost Stars, 'Til There Was You and Ordinary People.
By April 2015, Maris released her first single, "Tanong Mo Sa Bituin", part of Star Record's compilation album, "OPM Fresh". This song became the official soundtrack of the film "Stars Versus Me".
In August 2015, Maris covered Norah Jones' hit song "Don't Know Why" during the #HappyBirthdayWish1075 celebration. Her exclusive performance made her won the awards "Wishers’ Choice for Wishclusive Performance of the Year" and "Wishers’ Choice for Young Artist of the Year" in the 2016 Wish 107.5 Music Awards dated January 26, 2016, held at Smart Araneta Coliseum,.
On October 2, 2016, Maris was one of the four singers/performers (the others being Loisa Andalio, Sue Ramirez, and Kristel Fulgar) who headlined OneMusicPH's Double Hearts Digital Concert where she debuted her original song, Take It All Away.
During Kimerald's Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin Grand Media Day press conference on April 24, 2017, Maris performed the Tagalog version of the song How Did You Know. Maris' Paano Mo Nalaman became one of the main theme songs of the daytime series Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin which aired on May 1, 2017.
By February 8, 2018, Maris released her newest single entitled "Tala" during her FanCon.
Few months after, May 4, 2018, She also released her latest single "Ikaw Lang Sapat Na",the song that she wrote for Inigo on their GGV guesting. Few weeks after it became the sub-theme song of Since I Found You. And later on, she launched her song on ASAP stage with her loveteam Inigo Pascual.
Last July 7, 2018, Maris launched her very first album entitled "Stellar" at the SM North Edsa Skydome with Migz Haleco, Sue Ramirez and her loveteam Inigo Pascual as her special guests, she performed all of her songs in the album, "Hi Crush", "Love Is Easy", "Tayo Na Di Tayo", "Ikaw Lang Sapat Na" and a rock version of "Tala". Her album is now available in all digital stores nationwide.
October 2018, she interpreted the official entry from the Himig Handog 2018 "Sugarol" written by Jan Sabili.
Start of 2nd quarter of the year 2019, Maris released her new single entitled "Abot Langit" written also by herself with the collaboration of the one and only Rico Blanco.
Mariestella C. Racal grew up in Davao del Norte and graduated high school from St. Mary's College in Tagum City. Maris is the 5th of 6 siblings in a musically-inclined family. In school, she used to sing the responsorial psalm, sing in mass and sing intermission numbers. She also did cover songs on SoundCloud.
Maris Racal dreams of becoming a doctor and plans to juggle show business & studying. She is currently attending at Trinity University of Asia taking up Medical Technology degree.
In June 2021, Age is just a number, indeed. Maris Racal at age 23, is currently dating Rico Blanco at age 48.
|2015||Halik sa Hangin||Tetay|
|Stars Versus Me||Elena|
|Just The Way You Are||Amy|
|The Breakup Playlist||Janine|
|2016||The Third Party||Joan|
|Vince and Kath and James||Maxine|
|2017||Bloody Crayons||Richalaine Alcantara|
|2019||I'm Ellenya L.||Ellenya|
|2020||Boyette: Not a Girl Yet||Nancy|
|Isa Pang Bahaghari||Young Lumen|
|2014||Pinoy Big Brother: All In||Herself/Housemate||2nd Big Placer|
|Gandang Gabi, Vice!||Herself/Guest||Guest Appearance|
|The Singing Bee||Herself/Player|
|Hawak Kamay||Wendy||Supporting Role|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Lobo||Maila||Main Role|
|2015||Oh My G!||Junalyn Barel||Guest Role|
|Ipaglaban Mo!: Inabusong Karapatan||Nina||Main Role|
|Ipaglaban Mo!: Pinekeng Anyo||Minnie|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bottled Water||Zyra|
|Ipaglaban Mo!: Maging Akin Ka Lang||Jenny/ Jean's Sister||Supporting Role|
|Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal||Herself/Player/Maris Racal||Guest Appearance|
|2015–2020, 2021-present||ASAP||Herself/Performer||BFF5 Member|
|2015–2016||Ningning||Niña Buenaflor||Supporting Role|
|2016–2017||It's Showtime||Herself/GirlTrends member||Main Cast|
|2016||We Will Survive||Jenny Bonanza / Jennilyn||Supporting Role|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Droga||young Emily / Emilia Rodrigo||Special Participation|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Toga||Analyn Telmo / Analiyn Telmo||Main Role|
|Magandang Buhay||Herself/Guest||Guest Role|
|Minute to Win It: Last Man Standing||Herself/Player|
|Home Sweetie Home: Something New||Letlet||Guest Role|
|Family Feud||Herself/Player / Maris Racal||Guest Role|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Luneta Park||Maymay||Supporting Role|
|2017||Minute to Win It: Last Teen Standing||Herself/Player||Guest|
|Magandang Buhay||Herself/Guest / Maris Racal||Guest Appearance|
|FPJ's Ang Probinsyano||Rona / Ronalyn Carreon||Guest Role|
|Ipaglaban Mo!: Katotohanan||Jessa||Main Cast|
|Family Feud||Herself/Player / Maris Racal||Guest Appearance|
|Wansapanataym: Annika PINTAsera||Fairy Sylvia||Supporting Role|
|Gandang Gabi, Vice!: GGVBFFs||Herself/Guest / Maris Racal||Guest Appearance|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tape Recorder||Lou Ann||Main Role|
|Myx||Herself/Myx Celebrity VJ||Guest Appearance|
|Gandang Gabi, Vice!: GGVKiligSiAko||Herself/Guest / Maris Racal||Guest Appearance|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Casa||Young Hazel||Supporting/Main Role|
|2017–2018||Hanggang Saan||Nessa||Supporting Role|
|2018||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Ukelele||Tin Amistoso||Main Role|
|Umagang Kay Ganda||Herself / Maris Racal||Guest Appearance|
|Magandang Buhay||Herself / Maris Racal||Guest Appearance|
|It's Showtime||Herself / Maris Racal||Guest Appearance|
|Ipaglaban Mo: Kakampi||Maya Hermosa||Main Role|
|Tonight with Boy Abunda||Herself / Maris Racal||Guest Appearance|
|2019||Magandang Buhay||Herself/Guest / Maris Racal||Guest Appearance|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Stationery||Carol||Main Role|
|TV Patrol||Herself / Maris Racal||Guest Star Patrol anchor|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Contest||Zephanie Dimaranan||Main Role|
|2019–2020||Pamilya Ko||Peachy Ann Mabunga||Supporting Role|
|2020||Beauty Queens||Tarsila / Tarsila Zamora Rodriguez||Main Role|
|2020-2021||Sunday Noontime Live!||Herself||Performer|
|Stay-In Love||Diding||Main Role|
|2021||PBB Connect The Big Night||Herself/Guest / Maris Racal||Guest Appearance|
|ASAP Natin 'To||Herself||Performer|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Flyers||Jai|
|2018||Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water||Herself||-|
|2021||Eskinol Naturals Micellar Water||Herself||-|
|2015||Tanong Mo Sa Bituin||OPM Fresh||Joven Tan||Star Music|
|Ikaw Lang Sapat Na||Herself/Maris Racal|
|Love Is Easy||Herself/Maris Racal|
|Tayo Na 'Di Tayo with Inigo Pascual||Herself/Maris Racal|
|Hi Crush||Gabriel Tagadtad|
|Tayo Na 'Di Tayo with Inigo Pascual (Alternative Version)||Herself/Maris Racal|
|Sugarol||Himig Handog 2018||Jan Sabili|
|2019||Abot Langit||-||Herself/Maris Racal|
|2020||Not For Me||-||Herself/Maris Racal||Sony Music Philippines|
|Kahit Na Anong Sablay||-||Herself/Maris Racal||Balcony Entertainment|
|2021||Stop Missing You||OPM Fresh: Songwriters Series Vol. 1||Mycah Alice Borja||Star Music|
|Year||Title||Peak (iTunes PH Top 100)||Peak (MOR 101.9 Daily Pinoy Biga10)||Peak (MOR 101.9 Dyis Is It)||Peak (Spotify Philippines Viral 50)||Album|
|Ikaw Lang Sapat Na||1||1||-||45|
|Love Is Easy||10||-||1||30|
|Sugarol||8||-||1||-||Himig Handog 2018|
|2019||Tayo Na 'Di Tayo with Inigo Pascual||4||-||2||-||Stellar|
|Year||Title||Peak (MYX Daily Top 10 - Pinoy)||Peak (Pinoy MYX Countdown)||Peak (MYX Hit Chart)||Album|
|2018||Love Is Easy||1||2||2||Stellar|
|Sugarol||1||1||1||Himig Handog 2018|
|Year||Award-giving Body / Critics||Award||Result|
|2014||Pinoy Big Brother: All In||2nd Big Placer||Won|
|1st Star Cinema Awards||Most Promising Actress||Won|
|2015||29th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best New Female TV Personality||Nominated|
|2nd Star Cinema Awards||Breakthrough Artist||Won|
|2016||Wish 107.5 Music Awards 2016||Wishers’ Choice for Wish Young Artist of the Year||Won|
|Wishers’ Choice for Best WISHclusive Performance||Won|
|29th Global Excellence Awards||People's Choice for Female Dance Group (Girltrends)||Won|
|Push Awards||Push Play Newcomer||Nominated|
|3rd Star Cinema Awards||#BestInLevelUp Breakthrough Star||Won|
|2017||Push Awards||#OOTDGoals Celebrity Fashionista of the Year||Nominated|
|3rd LionhearTV RAWR Awards||Beshie ng Taon (for Vince and Kath and James)||Won|
|4th Star Cinema Awards||Ultimate Scene Stealer (for Vince and Kath and James and Bloody Crayons)||Won|
|Ultimate Breakthrough Loveteam (with Inigo Pascual)||Won|
|2018||20th Gawad Pasado Awards||PinakaPASADOng Dangal ng Kabataan (with Inigo Pascual)||Won|
|Myx Music Awards 2018||Myx Celebrity VJ of the Year||Nominated|
|MOR Pinoy Music Awards 2018||Best New Artist of the Year||Won|
|8th EdukCircle Awards||BEST ACTRESS in Single Drama Performance (for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Casa)||Nominated|
|Himig Handog 2018||MOR Philippines Choice Award (Sugarol)||Won|
|TFC's Global Choice for Favorite Song (Sugarol)||Won|
|MYX Choice for Best Music Video (Sugarol)||Won|
|Push Awards||Push Group/Tandem of the Year (with Inigo)||Nominated|
|Push Awards||Push Celebrity Squad of the Year #Friendshipgoals (with Sue)||Nominated|
|Inside Showbiz Awards 2018||Favorite Music Video (Love Is Easy)||Nominated|
|2019||Wish 107.5 Music Awards 2019||Wish Pop Song of the Year (Love Is Easy)||Nominated|
|Myx Music Awards 2019||Music Video Guest Appearance of the Year (Lumang Tugtugin by Inigo Pascual)||Won|
|MOR Pinoy Music Awards 2019||Female Artist of the Year (for Love Is Easy)||Nominated|
|Best Collaboration of the Year (Tayo Na Di Tayo with Inigo Pascual)||Nominated|
|32nd Awit Awards 2019||PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD for Favorite New Female Artist||Won|
|PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD for Favorite Music Video (Sugarol)||Won|
|PERFORMANCE AWARD for Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist (Love Is Easy)||Nominated|
|ALBUM PACKAGING EXCELLENCE AWARD for Best Cover Art||Nominated|
|Music Video of the Year (Sugarol)||Nominated|
|2020||GMMSF 51st Box Office Choice Awards||Promising Female Recording Artist of the Year||Won|
|Laguna Excellence Award||Outstanding New Female Recording Artist of the Year (Hi Crush)||Won|
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