Vanessa Del Bianco, a Filipina-Italian who was born and raised in Canada found her way to the Philippine showbiz industry when she won the Model Search America.
Through this, she was able to join the ‘Star Circle Quest Batch 4’ of the Kapamilya network.
She then became a host in the noontime show of the network ‘Magandang Tanghali Bayan’ with the three male main hosts Randy Santiago, Willie Revillame and John Estrada.
During that time, her talent on the dance floor was also noticed and many were captivated by her beauty and her dance moves.
Beside hosting, Vanessa also did some commercial for a famous anti-dandruff shampoo.
The Canadian celebrity proved that she can be versatile in showbiz.
She also became part of the youth-oriented show ‘Gimik’ and several primetime teleserye in the Kapamilya network.
In the midst of her popularity, her name became involved in controversy. This happened when Vanessa became romantically involved with fellow host John Estrada.
Estrada during that time was still married to his ex-wife Janice de Belen.
The rumors about their affair completely came into light when John himself admitted that he already broken up with her last 2006.
When the noontime show ‘MTB’ vanished on air, the career of Vanessa Del Bianco started to fade off along with her controversial relationship with John.
That time, she decided to went back to Canada to pursue her studies which she said was her personal goal.
“At that time, it was right for me to leave and pursue something else that I was very passionate about – school. Something I was putting on hold for a long time,”
When she left showbiz, there were rumors that she got pregnant and she and John tied the knot already.
However, Vanessa cleared out that she never got pregnant and they did not get married.
She came back to the Philippines in 2005 as a host of ‘Stardance: The Search for the Dance Idol’.
After several years in showbiz, the former actress/host is currently living in Canada and works as a sales manager in Mayfair Club.
It was said that she still accepts modeling jobs for commercial once in a while.
Many of her avid fans do somehow wish she will come back again and continue her showbiz career.
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