Tim Yap

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Tim Yap
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BornJanuary 17, 1977 (1977-01-17) (age 46)
Education De La Salle University
Asian Institute of Management
Alma mater De La Salle University
Occupation(s)TV host, entrepreneur, columnist, club owner.
Years active1999–present
Television Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition , Tweetbiz Insiders , Party Pilipinas , Events Inc., Living It Up , The Tim Yap Show
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
PartnerJavi Martinez Pardo (e. 2017-present)
  • Best Lifestyle Show Host - 2007 & 2008 PMPC Star Awards for TV (for Living It Up)
  • Best Lifestyle Show Host - 2009 PMPC Star Awards for TV (for Events Inc.)
  • Most Stylish Male Host - 2010 StarStudio Celebrity Style Awards
  • Outstanding Young Filipino in Entrepreneurship - 2013 Gawad Amerika Awards

Timothy "Tim" Yap (born January 17, 1977) is a Filipino TV and radio host, actor, newspaper editor, creative director, columnist, club owner and eventologist from Manila, Philippines. He also owns several clubs in the Philippines. He currently hosts The Tim Yap Show which airs weeknights on GMA Network, edits a pop culture section of The Philippine Star entitled "Supreme", and hosted the morning radio talk show The Playground on 99.5 PLAYFM.


Early life and career

Tim Yap was the youngest of seven kids. [19] While attending high school at Saint Jude Catholic School, he won the lead role in Lost in Yonkers, which marked the 25th anniversary of the Repertory Philippines, but his parents and his school didn't allow him to go, so he attended rehearsals in secret, informing the school security guard that he had the permission of his teacher and principal to leave school. [4] [19] "My parents had no clue that I was going to Repertory," he said. "All along they thought that I was just attending a rehearsal for a school play until they read about it in the newspapers." After several roles for young characters, Yap continued on as a production intern for repertory plays just to be involved. He eventually evolved into an events producer, which led him to be sought after to handle product launches and fashion shows. [4]

Yap graduated from De La Salle University with a bachelor's degree in marketing, and later on received his master's degree in entrepreneurship from the Asian Institute of Management. [1] He edited the "Super" section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer , and then left the Inquirer to start the "Supreme" section of the Philippine Star . [3] [5]

Tim Yap hosted the Metro Manila Film Festival Awards in 2010 and 2011. He hosted Miss World Philippines in 2011.

On January 21, 2013, The Tim Yap Show premiered on GMA Network, with Yap as the host of the self-titled celebrity talk show. [2] It is currently in its third season, which premiered Oct. 28, 2013. [19] Aside from television appearances, he hosted the morning radio talk The Playground on 99.5 PLAYFM with Sam Oh and Nikko Ramos. [3]


In 2007 and 2008, he received the PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Lifestyle Show Hosts award with Raymond Gutierrez and Issa Litton for Living It Up . [6] In 2009, he also won the same award but with co-host Sam Oh for Events Inc.. [7] His show has also won "Best Lifestyle Show" for three consecutive years at the PMPC Star Awards. In 2010, he won Most Stylish Male Host at the StarStudio Celebrity Style Awards. [17] In 2013, he was awarded Outstanding Young Filipino in Entrepreneurship by Gawad Amerika. [18]


Since 2008, Yap has been an active supporter of the Virlaine Foundation, a non-government organization engaged in helping street children. [16] In 2011, he spearheaded the Rice Up for Street Children campaign after having been named as the foundation's Ambassador of Goodwill. [16]

Personal life

Yap proposed to long-time boyfriend Javi Martinez during his 40th birthday on January 19, 2017. The couple got married on December 25, 2017, at The Peninsula New York. [20]



2003Anghel sa LupaRaphaelProduced by Regal Entertainment
2004 Mano Po III: My Love Chinese Opera DirectorProduced by Regal Entertainment through MAQ Productions; an official entry to the 30th Metro Manila Film Festival
2005Bikini OpenTalent manager
2009Lola/GrandmotherHimselfOpening film at the Venice Film Festival
2009 Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love HimselfProduced by Regal Entertainment; an official entry to the 35th Metro Manila Film Festival
2011 Temptation Island HimselfProduced by GMA Films
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Himself
2011 Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Himself
2012 Sosy Problems Jamie YapProduced by GMA Films; an official entry to the 37th Metro Manila Film Festival
2013 The Bride and the Lover HimselfProduced by Regal Entertainment


1999 The Buzz HostABS-CBN
2004MTV Supahstar: The SupahsearchJudgeMTV Philippines
2004 Wazzup Wazzup HostStudio 23
2005Club TVHostABC
2005Glam: The Smart Gold 2005 Red Carpet SpecialHostRPN
2007 Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition ContestantGMA Network; Third to be eliminated in Season 1
2007–2009 Living It Up HostQ
2009 Project Runway Philippines Guest JudgeETC
2009Events IncorporatedHostQ
2009-2011 Tweetbiz Insiders Tweetmoso-in-Chief / Main HostQ / GMA News TV
2010V TrendsHostChannel V; he became the only Filipino talent to have hosted his own show for both MTV and Channel V
2011 Pepito Manaloto Himself GMA Network
2010-2013 Party Pilipinas HostGMA Network
2012 Legacy JustinMain cast; 98 episodes
2012 Startalk HostGMA Network; Segment host for the Plug In for celebrity social media
2012 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival PresenterABS-CBN
2013–2015The Tim Yap ShowHostGMA Network
2020 Love Thy Woman Timothy "Tim" Go ABS-CBN
2022 Start-Up PH Angelo "Mr. A" AngelesGMA Network
2023 Miss Universe Philippines 2023 Backstage correspondent

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