Melai Cantiveros with real name Melisa Bunayog Cantiveros is born on April 6, 1988 is the big winner of Pinoy Big Brother on ABS-CBN. Melai is an actress, comedienne and host. She lives in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines. She has other nicknames aside from Melai such as Isay and Inday Waknat. Since 2009, she has been active in showbiz and now married to Jason Francisco who was also a housemate in Big Brother house. Melai’s parents are Dionisio and Virginia Cantiveros.
After Melai’s success in Pinoy Big Brother, she immediately got a lot of breaks in showbiz. The thing is her funny image got her to different roles in television and movies. The noted programs in television where she appeared are Melason in Love, Melason: In Da City, Banna Split, Precious Hearts Romances, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Wansapanataym, Showtime, Kris TV and many more. Melais is truly successful in her career plus her success in marriage life.
When it comes to films, Melai appeared in Sisterakas, Larong Bata, The Adventures of Pureza, Queen of the Riles, and I Do. Melai also received awards such as ASAP Pop Viewer’s Choice Awards for Pop Fans Club (MELASON), and Top Ten Fun Fearless Women for Cosmopolitan. She was also nominated for Pop New Face for ASAP Pop Viewer’s Choice Awards.
Last April, Malai and Jason became parents of a baby girl. The picture of the baby was first shared through Jason’s Instagram account and instead of putting caption on it, Jason wrote:
"Hi Philippines & Universe heres our first family picture (: #melasonBABY #atlast #ThankGOD #Godbless all babies #SooooooHAPPYnow Thank you to all the doctors (: Specially Dra. Pinky Layog & Dra. Dazo Dr.Micabalo & nurses & St.Elizabeth Hospital . To God All the Glory"
Melai is happily married to Jason for 6 months already since December 2013.