PHOTO CREDIT: @jao_mapa IG
Jao Mapa was one of hottest young stars in the 90s. From being a commercial and fashion model, he entered show business and became the virtual fourth member of the teenage boy group Gwapings comprised of his Palibhasa Lalake co-stars Eric Fructoso, Mark Anthony Fernandez, and Jomari Yllana.
With his continuously burgeoning acting career that time, everyone got surprised when he suddenly left the limelight in 2000 to finish his Fine Arts degree at the University of Sto. Tomas. During his break, he ventured in painting and playing football.
This was also the time when the 41-year-old actor met his wife and the mother of his three children – Ben, Caleb, and Stacey. Nothing is written yet about his family but going through his Instagram account, the happiness and love among them are absolutely apparent on the pictures he proudly share.
He has slowly accepted projects offered to him since 2008, and now stars as a policeman in the action drama series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.