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Maris Racal (born Mariestella Cañedo Racal on 22 September, 1997) is a Filipino actress, singer-songwriter, and host of Bisaya heritage.

She first earned the public's attention as a sixteen-year-old, competing on the reality show Pinoy Big Brother. She has since proven herself to be a genuinely talented actress and performer. Thanks to her many talents, her fans dub her their "All-Purpose Queen" (a play on "All-Purpose Cream"). She also features in tons of viral memes, such as these "stan Twitter" staples: this and this.

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Associated tropes:

  • Age-Gap Romance: Racal is in a high-profile romance with Rico Blanco of Rivermaya fame. Blanco is 25 years older.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Her songs often have Bisaya words. In a 2021 interview with NYLON Manila, she stated that the Bisaya language will always be part of her music.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her onscreen roles always flaunt her beauty and sensuality. Since "Asa Naman," her music videos have followed suit.
  • Reality Show: She's a Pinoy Big Brother alumnus — undoubtedly among their most successful ones.


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