Ara Mina is a Filipino actress, singer, model and businesswoman.
Real Name –> Hazel Pascual Reyes
Nickname –> Ara Mina
Birthdate –> May 9, 1979 (age 43 years)
Birthplace –> Manila, Philippines
Biological Father –> Chuck Mathay
Stepfather –> Romeo Reyes
Mother –> Francis Marie Klenk
Sister –> Cristine Reyes
Other Siblings –> 8
Child –> Amanda Gabrielle Meneses
Height –> 5′7″ (1.69 m)
School –> International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management
Course –> Culinary Arts
Ara is the husband of businessman Dave Almarinez. Previously, She was the boyfriend of former Bulakan Mayor Patrick Meneses with whom she has a daughter named Amanda Gabrielle Meneses.
In 1993, Ara started her career in the entertainment industry. She became part of the teen-oriented program “That’s Entertainment” of the late Master Showman German Moreno. Since then, she appeared in over 100 television shows and movies. She has released three albums so far.
Notable Television Programs
2019 – Maalaala Mo Kaya: Colored Pens
2019 – Ipaglaban Mo: Pariwara
2018 – Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Araw Gabi
2017 – Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa
2016 – Karelasyon
2016 – Ipaglaban Mo: Kasambahay
2015 – Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sanggol
2014 – Trenderas (TV5)
2013 – Maalaala Mo Kaya: Double Bass
2013 – Magpakailanman: The Wally Bayola Story
2012 – Yesterday’s Bride
2012 – P.S. I Love You
2011 – Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tulay
2010 – Ilumina
2009 – Sine Novela: Tinik Sa Dibdib
2009 – Sine Novela: Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?
2009 – Carlo J. Caparas’ Totoy Bato
2008 – Ligaw na Bulaklak
2007 – Prinsesa ng Banyera
2007 – Lupin Sister Anna Nicole
2005 – Mars Ravelo’s Darna
2004 – Mulawin Vultra / Violeta / Veronica
2004 – Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man
2002 – Kung Mawawala Ka
2000 – Kiss Muna
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Ara won five Best Actress and two Best Supporting Actress awards so far.
Scandals and Controversies
Ara had a feud with her half-sister and fellow actress Cristine Reyes which led the former to file libel case against the latter. The feud arose from money matters involving payments for the building of a house for their mother. The case was settled amicably when the two reconciled in 2013.