She was as effective as Amor de Jesus-Powers in Pangako Sa 'Yo and as Ramona Tan-Co in Sana Dalawa Ang Puso. Today, Jodi Sta. Maria is Marissa Pineda in the intense-drama series, Ang Sa Iyo ay Akin.
Apart from her 'bida-kontrabida' character, she's making scene-stealing appearances in her outfits; every time she comes out in an episode of the series.
Though some of her wardrobes may at times look flamboyant, with ease and style, she's able to carry it convincingly as the scheming and vengeful Marissa.
Jodi is not lagging behind Iza Calzado's ethereal beauty as she channels that seducing aura whenever she is around with Gabriel (Sam Milby).
In the series penned by Keiko Aquino, Jodi’s Marissa is the bosom friend to Ellice Ceñidoza-Villarosa (Iza). She comes back to steal and claim what she thought was taken away from her after going through pain and suffering when she took full responsibility for Ellice's crime.
Marissa is out to seduce Ellice's husband and tries to overthrow her bosom friend's enterprise. And as such, she would fail miserably in winning back the love and affection of her mother Lucing, played by the Diamond Star Maricel Soriano.
Despite the hurt, she is able to put a facade of what she really is feeling deep inside. She is able to hide her real intentions through the choices of her clothing as carefully styled by Patricia Coronado.
Catch more of Jodi Sta. Maria’s Marissa in the highly-charged, dramatic scenes of Ang Sa Iyo ay Akin, weeknights on the Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live.