Melisa “Melai” Cantiveros is a 31-year-old Filipina actress, comedian, host, and the fifth female Big Winner of the reality show, Pinoy Big Brother, having won Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up in 2009. In 2015, she won the first season of the Filipino version of Your Face Sounds Familiar.
She was born in General Santos City to Dionisio and Virginia Cantiveros. She is the third of four siblings and the only daughter. She studied at Mindanao State University-General Santos.
In the university, she was an activist and a member of a social democratic party. On September 8, 2013, episode of “The Buzz”, she revealed in an interview with Boy Abunda that she is getting married to Jason Francisco on December 9, 2013, and was pregnant with their first child.
Their daughter was born in General Santos. On July 26, 2016, however, she and Jason confirmed their separation from their marriage of almost three years through their daughter’s Instagram. They have since reconciled, and at the same time, announced that they are expecting a second child.
Many popular celebrities today would definitely agree that it was never easy to establish a name in the industry. And if they are not given a chance in the show business industry before, they would definitely take another road to take.
Just like Melai Cantiveros who revealed that she pictures herself being a plain housewife before and her husband Jason as a fisherman if they didn’t make it in the industry. But because of their admirable talents, humor, and personality, they are given their spot in the show business even until today.
Melai is a Kapamilya host and actress, Jason, on the other hand, is a Kapuso actor and comedian. True enough that she deserves everything she has now as she really has that kind and genuine heart for many other individuals who need her help and even to her family and relatives.