Carla Abellana a.k.a Rosalinda Philippine version

Carla Angeline Reyes Abellana (born June 12, 1986) is a Filipina actress and commercial model who played the lead role in the Philippine adaptation of the Mexican telenovela, Rosalinda, aired in GMA Network.

Born in Manila, Philippines, Abellana is the daughter of radio commentator Rey "PJ" Abellana, and Rea Reyes. Her Grandmother is Delia Razon, who was born to a German father and a Filipino-Spanish mother.

Abellana started as a commercial model. Her endorsed products included Pantene shampoo, Jollibee Ice Craze, Beverly Hills 6750, Nestle Magic Sarap, Bench clothing line, Ponds and many more.

In 2009, she auditioned to be one of the three leading ladies of Richard Gutierrez for the television series, Zorro. Instead of giving her a leading lady role in Zorro, the management of GMA Network saw a potential in her and decided to launch her as a new star by giving her a leading role in a television soap. She was chosen to star in the Philippine remake of the Mexican telenovela, Rosalinda which was originally starred by Mexican actress Thalía.

Abellana is part of the ever growing family of Bench Philippines. She started in 2009, and is one of the most famous talents/model of the said clothing brand. Abellana did a photo shoot for Americas Next Top Model judge and photographer, Nigel Barker. The photo shoot was for Phillipine's socialite magazine, Philippine Tatler. During the Philippine Fashion Week 2011, Abellena did modelling for Bench Philippines and featured a gown designed by Top fashion designer Michelle Sison alongside Iya Villania, Nikki Gil, Cesca Litton and Geneva Cruz.

Aside from Rosalinda, she has co-hosted for SOP Rules. Then, it is announced that Abellana will be hosting along with Dingdong Dantes and Raymond Gutierrez in the fifth season of StarStruck, replacing Jolina Magdangal which aired on November 2009. She is now co-hosted Party Pilipinas on Channel 7. She also hosted Binibining Pilipinas 2010 alongside with actor Dingdong Dantes, which was aired on GMA 7.

Carla is a contract star of Regal Films. She signed a 12-picture contract with the company. Her first movie under Regal Films is Mamarazzi which stars Eugene Domingo, JC Tiuseco and Andi Eigenmann. Abellana appeared in her very first horror movie which was an entry to 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival, Shake, Rattle & Roll XII. Abellana was announced to be part in Regal's upcoming movie, My Neighbors Wife alongside Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe and Jake Cuenca who will play her husband in the said movie. The movie is about Infidelity. Shooting for the film will start Early May this year. Sources also stated that Carla Abellana will replace actress, Glaiza De Castro and top-bill in a Regal movie entitled, Aswang. Supposedly, this movie was to be featured later this year but was moved next year. The said movie will be directed by Jerold Tarog.

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