Donita Rose
Donita Rose-Villarama, also known as Donita Rose, Donita, is a Filipina actress, TV Host and former MTV Asia VJ.


She was born in Utah
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, U.S.
United States
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 on November 5, 1974 and moved to the Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

 when she was five years old. She is the eldest daughter of an American
United States
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 father and a Filipina
Filipino people
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 mother from Pangasinan
Pangasinan is a province of the Republic of the Philippines. The provincial capital is Lingayen. Pangasinan is located on the west central and peripheral area of the island of Luzon along the Lingayen Gulf, with the total land area being 5,368.82 square kilometers . According to the latest census,...

but migrated to Angeles City
Angeles City
The City of Angeles , located within the province of Pampanga in the Philippines, is locally classified as a first-class, highly-urbanized city. Its name is derived from El Pueblo de los Ángeles in honor of its patron saints, Los Santos Ángeles de los Custodios , and the name of its founder, Don...

 in Pampanga
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. Donita has three siblings.

Donita Rose was FHM's 2001 Sexiest of the Philippines.
Donita married Eric Villarama in June 2003, the couple having lived in Singapore
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 since 2002. The couple's son, Joshua Paul Villarama, born in 2004, is named after her two younger brothers. Donita and Eric are born-again Christians. In the summer of 2007, they moved to Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...


Eric is a public speaker, host, Creativity/Innovation coach, MindMap trainer, and Guerrilla Marketing master trainer. He is also a member of Chi Rho Omicron fraternity (Filipino) at California State University - Fresno.


Donita is currently a host for ABS-CBN
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's morning news and entertainment show, Umagang Kay Ganda
Umagang Kay Ganda
Umagang Kay Ganda is a morning show airing on ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group, and simulcasts on ABS-CBN News Channel. Premiered on June 25, 2007, it airs every weekday mornings from 5:00 to 8:15 AM.-Synopsis:...


TV shows

  • Showtime
    Showtime (TV show)
    Showtime is a late morning/noon-time variety show airing on ABS-CBN in the Philippines. The show premiered October 24, 2009. It also currently airs worldwide through The Filipino Channel. The first season's grand finals was aired on July 24, 2010, Saturday at the Ynares Center, Antipolo City....

  • U-Turn (UniversiTV)
  • Talentadong Pinoy (TV5)
  • Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN)
  • Lastikman
    Lastikman is a fictional character and superhero created by Filipino comics artist Mars Ravelo. Lastikman debuted in comics format - certainly in Aliwan Komiks .-Early years:...

  • Mobile Kusina (GMA Network)
  • ASAP
    ASAP (variety show)
    ASAP Rocks is a musical variety show in the Philippines broadcast by ABS-CBN in the Philippines. The show is presented by its main hosts Zsa Zsa Padilla, Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera. The show first premiered on February 5, 1995, and airs live Sundays...

  • Ober Da Bakod
    Ober Da Bakod
    Ober Da Bakod was a Philippine sitcom produced by Viva Television and co-produced and broadcast by GMA Network from 1992–1997.-Plot:The brothers Mokong and Bubuli have feelings for the rich sisters Honey Grace and Barbie...

     (GMA Network)
  • Manoy & Mokong (GMA Network)
  • Eat Bulaga (GMA Network) (1996–1997, 2002–2003)
  • That's Entertainment (GMA Network)
  • GMA Telecine Specials (GMA Network)
  • Lunch Date
    Lunch Date
    Lunch Date was a defunct Philippine noontime variety show that aired by GMA Network.-History:Its original hosts were Orly Mercado, Rico J. Puno, Toni Rose Gayda and Chiqui Hollmann. The show originally aired from Studio A of the old GMA building in EDSA...

     (GMA Network)
  • Vilma on Seven (GMA Network)

See also

  • Legacy
    Legacy (1998 film)
    Legacy is a 1998 U.S. film starring David Hasselhoff and Donita Rose. It was directed by T. J. Scott and written by James Grady and Kevin Lund...

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