About Maja

Maja Ross Andres Salvador or Maja Salvador (born October 5, 1988 in Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines) is a Filipina actress and commercial model. She is currently under contract with ABS-CBN. She is one of the most promising stars of the elite circle, Star Magic. She is known as the "Dance Princess" of the generation, and also an in demand covergirl and endorser.
She came from a family of actors and actresses. Her father Ross Rival (1945-2007) (Rosauro Salvador in private life), cousin Jobelle Salvador, late grandfather Lou Salvador, and late granduncle Leroy Salvador were erstwhile actors. Her uncle, Phillip Salvador, is currently one of the more famous actors in the Philippines.

Personal life

Show business is obviously in Maja's blood. She is the daughter of a former actor, Ross Rival (Rosauro Salvador in real life) and Thelma Andres; niece to Jobelle Salvador (one of the casts of the Bagets movie) and Phillip Salvador, a Filipino famous drama and action star; grandniece to Leroy Salvador, who was a famous versatile actor; and a great-grandchild to the late Lou Salvador, a famous Filipino basketball player during the prewar era who has played for the Philippine national basketball team, later became an actor, and became the first showbiz personality who ran for the vice presidency of the Philippines in the 1948 Philippine elections.

Discovery

Unlike other celebrities who were discovered on talent search and through commercials and endorsements in television, Maja was accidentally seen by the executives of ABS-CBN Channel 2, on a nationwide television show where she was reuniting with her long-lost father, Ross Rival. The moment of reconciliation between the father and daughter was actually then the primary step for the lady to go on or pursue the showbiz world.
Not all people know that Maja, was at first a ramp model at her young age together with a found friend Farah Ramos, who is the daughter of Chit Ramos, a movie-columnist and talent manager. Maja then confided with Chit regarding her longingness to see her father she didn’t see for years. Little did she know that Chit immediately worked out for the reconciliation of Maja and her dad. With the help of her extended family, she was brought up to the house of one of his uncles, Ramon Salvador where she finally met her father.
The said reunion was actually aired on The Buzz. That time, one of the heads of ABS-CBN was watching her closely. Charo Santos- Concio asked her staff to look for Maja after watching that touching moment which actually made a mark on her.
Thus did Maja Salvador sign up with the ABS-CBN Network and was then introduced in her first soap opera, It Might Be You.

Showbiz career

Blessings incessantly poured over her after receiving lots of projects both on television and movies. According to her, the best project that was given to her would be being a part of the Ultimate Dance Four with Shaina Magdayao , John Prats and Rayver Cruz as well. Obviously, dancing really is her passion yet shes trying to change or transpose genre from dancing to pure acting.
Undoubtedly, being a Salvador proved the audience that she really can work it out as an actress like most of her family members are. As an evidence for this, she was actually nominated as one of the new female actress in the box-office hit movie, Sukob. This only proves that she’s a jack of all trades. She can definitely dance and sing, and without any questions, she really can act.
She is currently in May Bukas Pa, a primetime drama series on ABS-CBN with Zaijan Jaranilla, Rayver Cruz, Albert Martinez, Dina Bonnevie and many more.

Television

Year Title Role
2009 Nagsimula sa Puso Celina Fernandez
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Storybook" Judee
2009 Komiks Presents:"Nasaan Ka Maruja" Leila
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Wheelchair" Bernadette
2009 May Bukas Pa Stella / Estella R. Sta. Maria
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Board Game" Myra
2008 Kapitan Boom Melody
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Journal" Jasmine
2008 Your Song: "Kapag Ako ang Nagmahal" Andrea Rivera
2008 Sineserye Presents: Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara Agnes
2007 Pangarap Na Bituin Ruby Gomez / Kimmy Bautista
2007 Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Marie
2007 Your Song: "Minsan Lang" Noimie
2007 Your Song: "Cool Off" Maan
2007 Love Spell: "Shoes Ko Po, Shoes Ko ’Day!" Joanne
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Feeding Bottle" Rhea
2007 Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Merrydin
2007 Love Spell: "Home Switch Home" Shine / Princess
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Cap" Lyn
2007 Your Song: "Akin Ka Na Lang" Kate
2006 Your Song: "My Grown-Up Christmas List" Lily
2006 John en Shirley Donna
2006 Komiks: "Momay" Momay
2006 Nagmamahal Kapamilya: "Tinikling" Myra
2006-present ASAP Host / Herself / Dancer / Performer
2006 Nagmamahal Kapamilya: "First Time DH" Kathleen
2006 Your Song: "Sayang Ang Lahat"
2006 Sa Piling Mo Marissa
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Regalo" April Regina Hernandez
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Posas" Angel
2005 ASAP Fanatic Host / Herself/ Performer
2005 Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Diary" Nayni
2004 Spirits Gabby
2003 It Might Be You Cara Victorino

Movies

Year Title Role
July 2009 Villa Estrella Giselle
2008 Kelly! Kelly! (Ang Hit na Musical) Kelly
2007 One More Chance Trisha
2007 My Kuya's Wedding Kat
2006 First Day High Sosy High / Precious Princess Jewel Samartino
2006 Sukob Joya

Awards/Nominies

Year Film Award/Critics Award/Nomination
2009 FHM Philippines Philippines 100 Sexiest Women (Rank #18)
2008 FHM Philippines Philippines 100 Sexiest Women (Rank #21)
2008 24th Star Awards for Movies Celebrity Fab of the Night (from Nature’s Harvest Fab)
2008 PMPC Star Awards for Movies Best Supporting Actress Nominee (One More Chance)
2007 FHM Philippines Philippines 100 Sexiest Women (Rank #17)
2007 FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award
2007 FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominee (Sukob)
2007 PASADO Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominee (Sukob)
2007 Golden Screen Awards Breakthrough Performance by an Actress (Sukob)
2007 PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actress of the Year (Sukob)
2006 Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation (GMMSF) Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Female Star
2006 YES! Magazine Reader's Choice Award Next Big Female Star
2006 FHM Philippines Philippines 100 Sexiest Women (Rank #47)
2006 Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Female Star
2006 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Single Performance by a Lead Actress Nominee (MMK: Regalo)

Endorsements

  • Jelly Bean (with Megan Young)
  • Sure White
  • Sisters Sanitary Napkin
  • Bobson (w/ John LLoyd Cruz)
  • Menuto (w/ Rayver Cruz)
  • Sun Cellular (w/ Aga Muhlach, Iya Villania and Jay-R)
  • RC Cola
  • Banana Peel
  • Sunsilk (w/ Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista , Nikki Gil and Sarah Geronimo)
  • Lewis and Pearl
  • Fresher Hypoallergenic Feminine Wash
  • My Dentist
  • Pinkish Glow
  • Bioclear

TVC

  • Sun Cellular
  • Sunsilk
  • Lewis and Pearl
  • Fresher Hypoallergenic Feminine Wash
  • RC Cola
  • Bioclear
  • Sure White

Print Ads/Billboards Only

  • Folded and Hung
  • Bobson
  • Sure White
  • Menuto
  • Banana Peel
  • Sisters Sanitary Napkin
  • My Dentist
  • RC Cola
  • Pinkish Glow
  • Jellybean
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maja_Salvador

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