Daiana Menezes

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Daiana Menezes
Born (1987-06-20) June 20, 1987 (age 34)
Belo horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Other names Amiga
Years active 2007-present
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)

Daiana Menezes (born June 20, 1987) is a Brazilian actress, model and television host based in the Philippines and working for GMA. Menezes is best known as one of the hosts of Eat Bulaga!.


Menezes worked with her father in their growing shoe business, which led her to taking a Fashion Design business course. She later graduated from the New York Film Academy. Offers from several countries, including Thailand, were followed by one in the Philippines. She appeared in various commercials[vague] internationally before becoming a TV personality in the Philippines on TV5 and GMA. She was featured in Maxim Philippines' June 2009 issue and in FHM Philippines' October 2011 issue. She is also an endorser of Baliwag Lechon, Master Siomai, NailFiles, Rebisco Hansel crackers, Texas Wild chips, Choco Mucho, Judge (chewing gum), Sassa Activewear, Belo, Pretty Looks, Lady Grace and Ever Bilena make-up.

Menezes was awarded the prestigious 2012, 2014 and 2015 Global Achiever Awardee as Outstanding Ramp Model and Commercial Endorser by the Asia Pacific Awards Council (APAC) during the 20th Annual Asia Pacific Excellence Awards, headed by Chairman Jonathan Navea and Japanese educator Dr. Seiji Yii-Kagawa.

Daiana also got the highest, record-breaking bid for a second-hand bikini to help raise funds for the environment of a beach in the Philippines. The bidder paid 100,000.00 pesos for her used bikini on November 28, 2012.[citation needed]

She is currently traveling abroad, concentrating on her acting career. In 2012 alone, she was in 6 movies, played the leading role in 3 of them[citation needed].

Personal life

As a college student, Menezes was as an international model, pianist and painter. She went to Centro Universitário UNA, taking Fashion Design in Belo Horizonte. Her father runs a shoe business in Brazil and created the franchise named after what Daiana chose as a store name. A small town, Bairro Menezes in Cataguases, Minas Gerais, was named after her grandfather, Romualdo Menezes.

She was married to Cagayan de Oro Representative, Benjamin Benaldo, who attempted suicide after he lost in the 2013 elections.

In 2013, Menezes joined PETA's campaign to free Mali from Manila Zoo and have her transferred to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary where she will have access to proper veterinary care, space to roam and to be in the company of other elephants. Mali has been in captivity in Manila for more than 3 decades after she was poached from the wild.[1]



Year Title Role Network
2007-2012 Eat Bulaga Co-Host GMA Network
2008-2009 Ogags Host TV5
2008 LipGloss Patrice TV5
2009 Bitoy's Funniest Videos Co-Host GMA Network
2009-2010 Bubble Gang Herself GMA Network
2009-2010 SOP Performer GMA Network
2010-2011 My Darling Aswang Bella TV5
2010-2011 Paparazzi Host TV5
2011 Iskul Bukol Helga TV5
2011 Lokomoko Herself TV5
2012 Umagang Kay Ganda Segment Host ABS-CBN
2014 Tunay Na Buhay Herself GMA Network
2015 Kapamilya Deal or No Deal Herself (Lucky Star) ABS-CBN
2015 It's Showtime Herself (judge) ABS-CBN


Year Title Role
2008 Dobol Trobol: Lets Get Redi 2 Rambol! Vivien
2009 Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie Yaya Foreigner
2012 Sketch Stephanie
2012 My Amiga Girl Margarita Avez Mercedes


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