Rica Peralejo Biography, Music, Family, Net Worth and Awards
Rica Peralejo (born as Regina Carla Bautista Peralejo on March 7, 1981), is a Filipina actress, singer, and television host. She is a member of ABS-CBN’s circle of homegrown talents collectively known as Star Magic.
Rica Peralejo Career
Peralejo started out as a child star and was part of ABS-CBN’s popular youth oriented variety show Ang TV. During her early teens, she became part of the rival network’s hit teen-oriented drama, GMA Network’s T.G.I.S.. A year later, Peralejo moved back to ABS-CBN and was cast as part of its own hit teen oriented drama, Gimik.
She was also cast as part of the hit horror series !Oka Tokat. Her acting prowess was finally recognized as she became a staple in ABS-CBN’s teleseryes such as Mula sa Puso, Marinella, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, Sineserye Presents: Palimos ng Pag-ibig, Sa Piling Mo and Pangarap na Bituin. She was also part of the hit sitcoms Palibhasa Lalake, Oki Doki Doc and OK Fine Whatever.
She also honed her hosting skills as a host for the showbiz oriented show Showbiz No. 1 and a segment host for Umagang Kay Ganda. Rica was also hailed as a Dancing Queen with her Rated R segment in the Philippines’ longest running variety show ASAP.
She has appeared in several episodes of Komiks, Star Magic Presents, Philippine TV’s longest running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya and her own mini-anthology via Star Drama Presents: Rica. Recently, Rica has appeared in guest roles on 100 Days to Heaven and Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig and became a guest judge on several occasions on It’s Showtime.
In 2015, Peralejo hosted Mommy Hacks, a parenting lifestyle show on CNN Philippines, with Chesca Garcia-Kramer. The show will return this 2016 with a new title, Mommy Manual.
Rica Peralejo in Film
Between making television shows, Peralejo has made several movies. During her younger years, she was a staple in teen flicks such as ‘T.G.I.S. The Movie, Takot Ka Ba Sa Dilim? and Silaw. She also did several comedy movies such as It’s Cool Bulol and Banyo Queen. She later took on more daring and sexy roles in such movies as Balahibong Pusa, Tatarin and Sa Huling Paghihintay.
She then went on to star in a string of horror movies like Tiyanaks, Matakot Ka Sa Karma and Spirit of the Glass which earned her the moniker “Scream Queen”. In the succeeding years, Peralejo made special appearances in films Caregiver and Paano Na Kaya.
Rica Peralejo Music
Peralejo also embarked on a singing career and has released two solo albums and contributions on soundtracks and compilations.
Rica Peralejo Endorsements
She was an endorser for Philippine clothing brand, Bench.
Rica Peralejo Personal life
Peralejo studied at the School of the Holy Spirit during her early years. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in AB Literature.
Peralejo is married to Joseph “Joe” Bonifacio, a pastor of Every Nation Church. On January 17, 2014, she gave birth to a boy, Philip Nathaniel, and chose to give up showbiz to focus on her family. In May 2016, she announced that she will be having their second child.
Understatement: The Bench Underwear and Denim Fashion Show (2004)
Rica Peralejo Songs
Sa Huling Paghihintay (soundtrack) (2000)
Ikaw Pa Rin At Ako (1999)