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Kapamilya Spotlight: John Estrada

In today’s Kapamilya Spotlight, let us get to know John Estrada as we look back at some of his previous appearances in the Kapamilya network.

John began in showbiz as a model and won Bodyshots Model Search, a competition sponsored by the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines. His name became even more popular in the business when he married multi-awarded actress-host Janice de Belen. They had 4 children named Inah, Moira, Kaila and Yuan. Unfortunately, after 9 years, they legally separated and eventually, their marriage was annulled.

Today, John is happily married with Brazilian model-beauty queen and they have a daughter named Sammanta Anechka.

His first appearance on television was in 1989. He played Johnny in the TV sitcom series “Palibhasa Lalake” with Richard Gomez, Joey Marquez, Gloria Romero, Amy Perez and more. His first primetime drama appearance was in “Familia Zaragosa” in 1995, where he played Charlie alongside Gloria Romero, Janice de Belen, Jaclyn Jose and Zsa Zsa Padilla.

In 1998, he hosted “MTB” or “Magandang Tanghali Bayan” with his close friends Willie Revillame and Randy Santiago. The noontime variety show lasted until 2003 before it was reformatted to “Masayang Tanghali Bayan”, which lasted until 2004.

The 43-year old actor-host also appeared in numerous primetime series. In 2002, he portrayed the role of Boris Archangel in “Kay Tagal Kang Hinihintay” with Lorna Tolentino, Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz. He also appeared in “Hiram” as Edward Verdadero with Kris Aquino, Dina Bonnevie, Anne Curtis, Geoff Eigenmann and Heart Evangelista.

In 2005, John played the role of Alex dela Cerna in “Vietnam Rose” with Maricel Soriano, Jay Manalo and Angelica Panganiban. He also appeared as Gary Alvarado in “Maria Flordeluna” with Eliza Pineda, Eula Valdez, Vina Morales and Albert Martinez.

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