There are only a few celebrities who are a perfect combination of beauty and brains, and Ellen Adarna is definitely among them.
She is a Filipino model, actress, and an endorser. Unlike other stars who try to present a sweet character on television, this confident model appears sexy on magazine covers and always speaks her mind without hesitancy and reluctance.
Often titled as the ‘motel heiress,’ the lady has been every man’s dream and fantasy ever since she stepped into show business. The eldest daughter of the owner of Queensland (a chain of motels in Davao, Manila, and Cebu), Ellen has been in the limelight from the beginning of her modeling career. Since 2013 till now, she is under contract with ABS-CBN’s Star Magic.
I am sure you want to know more about her charismatic personality, unmatched performances, and struggles, so here are the top 10 facts about Ellen Adarna.
1. Struggles in Early Life
Before entering the modeling industry, Ellen Adarna began as an internet sensation because of her sexy, stunning figure and a beautiful face. But even before that, she used to work for her father. Her family was involved in the business of construction, condominiums, and hotels. Sadly, she began working in her father’s motel in Cebu as his secretary and housekeeper while she was in 4th grade.
That is not all;
Unlike other girls, Ellen did not get any summer vacations to enjoy and neither did she receive any summer funds. Poor girl had to earn her allowance by working. Since her father wanted her to realize the value and significance of money, she did not have any luxuries but had to earn herself to buy some.
2. Family and Background
The beautiful actress was born on April 2nd, 1988 and is twenty-eight years old currently. Her phenomenal figure is 1.68 meters tall (5 feet and 5 inches), and she weighs only 44 kg (97 pounds).
Born in the city of Cebu in the Philippines, Ellen’s nationality is Filipino. Her full name is Ellen Meriam Go Adarna. She got her middle name from her Filipina mother, Meriam Go, and surname from her Spanish father, Allan Modesto Adarna. She is the eldest and only daughter of the family,
having four brothers:
- Danton Manuel Adarna
- Bruno Nate Adarna
- Carlitos Adarna
- Teodorico Adarna
Ellen attended St Theresa’s College in Cebu. By religion, she is Roman Catholic.
3. The Beginning of Her Career
Due to her decision to choose a modeling and acting career, Ellen’s father had disowned her for almost two years. Nevertheless, she remained committed and did not compromise on her passion. To earn for herself, she became a call center agent in the human resource department.
She tried modeling for various brands until she was recognized as one of the modest female sex symbols in the Philippines. Ellen walked on ramps for Spanish and Chinese companies as well.
Her name got recognition as an actor when she debuted for the television industry in 2010. Following her debut, she was offered several roles in GMA Network and ABS-CBN.
That is not all! Ellen Adarna also had the opportunity to act in movies and was seen in a music video in 2014 as well. And we don’t stop there as the pretty woman was also featured on magazine covers of Women’s Health, Esquire and FHM.
4. Achievements: One After the Other
Ellen decided to enter the showbiz industry to become an actress and a model when she was only eighteen years old. The realization that she did not want to be tied to the family business and work with her father led her to make this decision. As it turns out, her father was not in favor of her decision, so the determined and dedicated Ellen left her home to audition for modeling and acting.
The beginning of her modeling career was because of the pictures of herself that she uploaded on the internet. The netizens gave the pictures a lot of attention, and a huge number of posers were triggered to grab her photos. No wonder she was already the hot topic in town before GMA proposed her a contract.
Ellen played the role of Aryanna in the film Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote in 2010 and in 2013, she appeared as Dalikmata in the television series called Indio. What’s more, she was also cast in the comedy sketch gag show known as Bubble Gang and had a recurring appearance in 2010 and 2013. The actress also played the role of Tamara in the drama series called Moon of Desire in the year 2014.
Her achievements don’t just end here! Ellen was Ginebra San Miguel’s 2015 calendar girl after replacing Marian Riveria. Furthermore, she was recently nominated as one of the ten best performances by an actress for the 32nd Luna Awards.
5. Relationships, Affairs, and Romances
Ellen has dated a few men since the beginning of her career. Her first relationship was with J.C. Intal, who is a Filipino basketball player, in 2010. However, eventually, the couple broke up and the basketball player got married to the model and TV host, Bianca Gonzalez. Next, Ellen started dating a businessman named Filo Cucueco in the October of 2010 but broke up in 2013 after they dated for two years. Her next relationship with Raoul Olbes, who was a businessman too, also lasted for two years.
Now the talented actress is living with her non-showbiz boyfriend who is involved in the mining business and owns a tattoo shop.
6. What’s Her Fave?
The sexy and charming Filipino actress’s favorite colors are pink, purple, light blue and yellow. She likes to listen to RnB and acoustic music. Her choice of perfume includes Green Tea and Gucci Rush 2.
Ellen likes to read Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, and Pride and Prejudice. Ice cream, chocolates, pasta, and pizza are some of the dishes she can never say no to.
Her hobbies include smoking, drinking, reading magazines, surfing the internet, chatting, shopping and hanging out with her friends.
7. The Enthusiastic Ellen Adarna
Whenever Ellen Adarna got into a fight with her father, she used to run away from home and usually came back after three months had passed. She also has admitted that she tried drugs and partied a lot with her friends during the years she was struggling.
Best of all,
She admitted that her boobs are fake and she would not care at all if they ever get exposed. Interestingly, the ambitious lady desires to graduate college with flying colors and wants to become an astronaut.
Ellen has been featured on several magazine covers, namely Preview, Esquire, UNO, FHM Philippines, Candy (in July 2005 and June 2006), Speed and Women’s Health. During the years 2011 and 2015, she remained in the list of top 10 sexiest women in FHM Philippines. Ellen is the endorser of NutriRite, the newest instant cereal drink in the Philippines, as well as of Gionee Elife S5.5, which is the thinnest smartphone in the world.
8. What Does Her Zodiac Says?
Born on April 2nd, Ellen Adarna’s zodiac sign is Aries. Her ruling planet is Mars, while her lucky days are Tuesdays. Some of her positive traits include openness, action-orientation, brazenness and spontaneity. On the other hand, her negative personality traits are jealousy, selfishness, foolhardiness, impetuousness, and impatience. Red and scarlet are considered as Ellen’s lucky colors, and her lucky numbers are 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63 and 72.
9. Leaks and Nudes
As we know no celebrity can protect themselves from being targeted by controversies, Ellen Adarna is no different. She faced a controversy when her nude pictures were leaked online in 2014. The pictures were from a photo shoot for the April 2014 cover of Esquire magazine in the Philippines. However, her pictures were published on a well-liked gossip blog without Ellen’s knowledge.
The magazine condemned the unapproved distribution of the pictures taken by Jake Verzosa and discouraged fans from spreading and sharing them. Ellen reacted with optimism and positivity by posting the following quote: “I honestly see no point in dwelling on what could have been. You either make it happen, or you simply chase a greater opportunity.”
10. Films and Flicks
Ellen Adarna has been cast in eight films since 2010. Her first film was Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote, which was followed by Tween Academy: Class of 2012 in 2011. In 2012, she acted in Boy Pick-Up and in Ang Tag-Araw ni Twinkle in 2013. The diligent actress was seen in three movies in 2014: Basement, My Illegal Wife, and Beauty in a Bottle. Her latest film is You’re Still the One, which was released in 2015.