Charming personality, captivating eyes, and an endearing smile that fans can not help but swoon over. That perfectly describes Paulo Avelino, one of the entertainment industry's biggest heartthrobs and actors. He is the complete celebrity package when talking about the perfect blend of visuals, talent, and passion.
At just 31 years old, Paulo is one of the biggest Kapamilya names out there. His acting roles never fail to make fans love him even more. He also has various endorsements from big brands such as Bench, Red Ribbon, Century Tuna, and even Smirnoff Mule. With such an illustrious career, what is there to know of the ABS-CBN star?
- Full name: Michael Paulo Lingbanan Avelino
- Birthday: May 13, 1988
- Paulo Avelino age: 31 years old
- Birthplace: Baguio, Philippines
- Zodiac sign: Taurus
- Nationality: Filipino
- Occupation: Actor, host, model
- Paulo Avelino height: 180 cm or 5'11"
- Mother: Jennylyn Lingbanan
- Father: Roberto Avelino
- Brother: Gabriel Avelino
- Sisters: Honey and Angela Avelino
- Paulo Avelino son: Ethan Akio 'Aki' Reyes
- College: Saint Louis University
- Paulo Avelino Instagram: @pauavelino
- Twitter: @mepauloavelino
- Facebook: @OfficialPaunatics
Born in Baguio on May 13, 1988, the half-Waray and half-Igorot actor was raised by parents Roberto Avelino and Jennylyn Lingbanan. He has three siblings named Honey, Angela, and Gabriel and among them, he is the second oldest. In 2006, he joined the fourth season of GMA-7's flagship 'artista' hunt Starstruck wherein he reached the top 8. Despite not bagging the top spot, he acquired several minor acting roles and, it led to the actor's big break in the entertainment industry.
Rise to fame
After some years as a Kapuso talent, Paulo decided it was time to say goodbye to the network that got him into showbusiness. In 2011, the actor transferred to rival network ABS-CBN to reinvent his career. His main reason is that even though he had decent roles in his previous network, none of them was all that 'meaningful' for him.
In the same year, Paulo starred in his first indie film titled Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa. His portrayal of the character Marlon earned him his first Best Actor trophy from the reputable Gawad Urian Awards. From there, the now-Kapamilya star was slowly finding his way into roles he wanted, and his career further flourished.
Paulo Avelino movies and TV shows
Here is a list of the actor's films and TV shows from the start of his acting career:
- Magic Kamison (2007)
- Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso? (2007)
- Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang (2007)
- Boys Next Door (2007)
- Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan (2007)
- Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Ka (2008)
- Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan (2008)
- Luna Mystica (2008)
- Desperadas 2 (2008)
- Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (2009)
- All My Life (2009)
- Patient X (2009)
- Ina, Kasusuklaman ba Kita? (2010)
- Panday Kids (2010)
- Ilumina (2010)
- Jillian: Namamasko Po (2010)
- Alakdana (2011)
- 100 Days to Heaven (2011)
- Ikaw ay Pag-Ibig (2011-2012)
- Walang Hanggan (2012)
- Kahit Konting Pagtingin (2012)
- Honesto (2013-2014)
- Maalaala Mo Kaya (2011-2013)
- On the Wings of Love (2015)
- Bridges of Love (2015)
- Ang Probinsyano (2016)
- Wansapanataym (2011-2017)
- Asintado (2018)
- The General's Daughter (2019)
- Ang Panday (2009)
- Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (2011)
- Aswang (2011)
- Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (2011)
- The Bride and the Lover (2013)
- Sana Dati (2013)
- Debosyon (2013)
- Status: It's Complicated (2013)
- Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay (2013)
- Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel (2013)
- Heneral Luna (2015)
- Resureksyon (2015)
- The Unmarried Wife (2016)
- I'm Drunk, I Love You (2017)
- The Portrait/ Ang Larawan (2017)
- Kasal (2018)
- Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (2018)
The ABS-CBN star is most known for his role as General Gregorio 'Goyo' Del Pilar in Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral. As the second installment of the highest-grossing historical film Heneral Luna, Paulo had some big shoes to fill as the main character.
His character in uniform drew a lot of attention not only because of his looks but also for his commendable portrayal of the youngest general in the Philippine Revolution. Aside from that, Paulo also had his chance to be in the lead cast of Ang Larawan, a movie-musical based off Nick Joaquin's three-act play A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino.
Impressively, the film took five years to make, only to have it pulled out in some cinemas because the sales performed poorly as compared to other films. It may have been because of the nature of the film but, nonetheless, Paulo's first musical debut was considered a success.
The Kapamilya personality may not have been the best singer in the cast, but his efforts and brilliant performance were acknowledged by Les Miserables singer and Tony award-winner Lea Salonga. Ang Larawan bagged the Best Picture award in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
Paulo Avelino news
As one of the most popular and influential celebrities of his generation, it is no wonder why all eyes and ears are on the actor without rest. The girls fawned over just about anything from the Paulo Avelino hairstyle to his tweets and posts- people just could not get enough of the TV star.
Fans were extra excited when the usually quiet personality made some noise on Twitter last July 2019. Because the actor trended on the platform out of the blue, fans were worried that a Paulo Avelino scandal might have emerged. However, it was only the actor having some fun with his fans.
It turns out, the actor was dishing out hilarious, witty, and even flirty replies to his fans on Twitter. This incident is not the actor's first time setting the social media platform on fire with his responses. In 2018, he caught everyone's attention with his amusing interactions with the hashtag #AskGoyo while at the same time promoting the film.
Paulo Avelino accident
In May 2019, the Kapamilya actor suffered from a dislocated shoulder due to to a motorcycle accident. The mishap happened while he was in the middle of completing his level courses (3 and 4) at the California Superbike School Philippines (CSSPH).
Thankfully, the injury was nothing serious, and after his trip to the hospital, Paulo is still able to continue riding. Additionally, he was able to finish his level courses for the year despite his fall.
Who is he dating?
With his stunning looks and charming personality, many are curious to know which girl is lucky to be called Paulo Avelino wife. Well, the actor is actually not married. However, one of his relationships led to him become a father.
Paulo Avelino and LJ Reyes
The actor dated Filipina actress LJ Reyes from 2009 till 2013. Just like him, LJ also found fame from the show Starstruck but in the second season of the program. In the year 2010, their relationship bore a son in which they named Ethan Akio Reyes or whom they fondly call 'Aki'.
Unfortunately, things did not work out, and the pair separated sometime around May to October 2013. In November that year, Paulo admits to courting KC Concepcion and eventually dated her from 2014-2015. Despite this, Paulo and LJ continued to work together to raise their son.
So, who is Paulo Avelino girlfriend? The model and actor is dating the Filipino-Australian model, Jodie Elizabeth Tarasek. Their love story started in 2017, with the pair often seen together on dates and getting cozy with each other.
Whenever fans were able to spot Jodie together with a guy, netizens were able to unmistakenly identify him as the actor because of the unique Paulo Avelino tattoo on the left bicep. From the looks of it, everything is going great with the couple as they celebrate their second anniversary this 2019. Jodie has also been able to meet and bond with Paulo's son, Aki.
As one of the prominent actors of Kapamilya network, Paulo Avelino continues to show the entertainment industry just what he is made of. With his versatile talent in acting and the immense passion he pours into his roles, Paulo is definitely one of the top actors to keep an eye on.