Melisa Cantiveros (born April 6, 1988 in General Santos City, Philippines) is a Filipina actress, host and the fifth female Big Winner of the reality show, Pinoy Big Brother, having won Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up in 2009. In 2015, she won the first season of the Filipino version of Your Face Sounds Familiar. She is currently one of ABS-CBN's contract talents. She currently hosts a morning talk show, Magandang Buhay alongside Karla Estrada and Jolina Magdangal.

Personal life

Cantiveros was born in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines, to Dionisio and Virginia Cantiveros. She is the third of four siblings and the only daughter. She studied at Mindanao State University – General Santos. On the September 8, 2013 episode of The Buzz, she revealed in an interview with Boy Abunda that she married Jason Francisco on December 9, 2013 and was pregnant with their first child. Their daughter, Amelia Lucille, was born on April 3, 2014 in General Santos. On July 26, 2016, however, she and Jason confirmed their separation from their marriage of almost three years through their daughter's Instagram.


In October 2009, Cantiveros entered the Big Brother house along with 25 other housemates. After 133 days, she was able to garner enough votes to reach the final episode wherein she won the competition by getting 1,226,675 votes or 32.08% of the entire votes.

In February 2010, Cantiveros did guesting in several talk shows like The Buzz, SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon, and Entertainment Live. She was also invited to variety shows such as ASAP ROCKS. She and her real life partner, Jason Francisco, starred in a reality show spin off entitled Melason In Love. Cantiveros was also cast in the daytime drama Impostor. She also landed a main role in the fantaserye show, Kokey @ Ako. She also played a main role in Maalaala Mo Kaya as a maid named Pangga. She became one of the hosts on the now defunct noon time show Happy, Yipee, Yehey. She also played a main role as Brandy De la Paz in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Mana Po before the show ended in late March.



2016We Will SurviveMa. Cecilia "Maricel" Rubio
2016–presentMagandang BuhayHost
2015Wansapanataym: Noche Buena GangBeverly
Your Face Sounds Familiar (Season 2)Co-Host
Your Face Sounds Familiar (Season 1)Herself / Performer / Grand Winner
Give Love On Christmas: Exchange GiftRuby
2014Umagang Kay GandaHost
Two WivesCarla
Wansapanataym: PerfectoDory
Ipaglaban Mo: Nang Dahil Sa UtangElena
Maalaala Mo Kaya: JeepNonette
2013–2014HonestoCleopatra Batungbakal
2013Apoy Sa DagatPaprika Mendoza
Be Careful With My HeartGemma
Wansapanataym: Number One Father & SonPepay
2012Maalaala Mo Kaya: BaunanNorma
Wansapanataym: DollhouseBituin
Pinoy Big Brother: UnlimitedHerself / Houseguest
2011–2012Happy Yipee Yehey!Herself / Host
2011–2016Kris TVGuest Co-Host (recurring)
2011Wansapanataym: Wan Tru Lav
I Dare You: The Kapamilya ExchangeHerself / Host
100 Days to HeavenGirlie
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Birth CertificateYoung Carol Araos
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Mana PoBrandi Dela Paz
2010–presentBanana SundaeHerself / Various Characters
ASAPCo-Host / Performer
2010Simply KCHerself / Guest
MatanglawinHerself / Guest Host
ShowtimeHerself / Judge
Kokey @ AkoJosa Reyes
Wansapanataym: Inday BoteInday Vargas
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Toy CarPangga
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: ImpostorDevina "Devin" Ventura
Melason: Promdi HeartHerself
Melason: In Da City
Melason In Love
2009–2010Pinoy Big Brother: Double UpHerself / Housemate / Big Winner


YearTitleRoleAssociated Film Studio/s
2010I DoMarianStar Cinema
2011The Adventures of Pureza, Queen of the RilesPurezaSine Screen
2012Larong BataMs. De Regla
SisterakasJanetStar Cinema and Viva Films
2014Shake, Rattle & Roll XVJulie (Episode 1 "Ahas")Regal Entertainment and Regal Multimedia, Inc.
2015You're Still The OneStar Cinema and Regal Entertainment
The PrenupRegal Entertainment and Regal Multimedia, Inc.


2010ASAP POP Viewer's Choice AwardsPop Fans Club (Melason)Won
CosmopolitanTop 10 Fun Fearless WomenWon
2009ASAP POP Viewer's Choice AwardsPop New FaceNominated