Ara Mina (Hazel Pascual Reyes-Almarinez) is a Filipina actress, singer, endorser, chef, and entrepreneur.
Mina became part of the Philippine entertainment industry at 14 years of age via the youth-oriented program That’s Entertainment. Since then, Mina has starred in about 40 television shows and 60 movies and released 3 recording albums. She won her first acting award for Best Actress for the movie Mano Po at the Metro Manila Film Festival in 2002.
|Name||Ara Mina (Ara Mina Almarinez)|
|Real Name||Hazel Pascual Reyes|
|Also known as||Ara, Dara Mina|
|Date of Birth||May 9, 1979|
|Birthplace||Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Current Residence||San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines|
|Spouse(s)||Dave Almarinez (m. 2021)|
|Profession||Actress, Endorser, Entrepreneur, Chef, Singer|
Ara Mina Early Life, Education, and Family (Father/Mother/Brother/Sister):
Hazel Pascual Reyes (better known as Ara Mina) was born on May 9, 1979, in Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines. Mina is the eldest of 9 children, she grew up in Marikina with her mother, Francis Marie Klenk, and stepfather, Romeo Reyes.
At 18, she met and was acknowledged by her biological father, Chuck Mathay, a former politician from the Philippines. Actress Cristine Reyes is her half-sister.
Ara Mina Career:
At the age of 14 Ara Mina became part of the Philippine entertainment industry, via the youth-oriented program That’s Entertainment. Since then, Mina has starred in about 40 television shows and 60 movies and released 3 recording albums.
She won her first acting award for Best Actress for the movie Mano Po at the Metro Manila Film Festival in 2002. The following year (2003), she received 3 more Best Actress awards from Manila Film Festival, FAMAS, and Golden Screen Awards for the movie Ang Huling Birhen Sa Lupa. She also won the Golden Screen Awards and Star Awards in 2004 for Best Supporting Actress in a drama in the Philippines for her role as Luna in Minsan Pa.
Aside from acting, Mina also sings.
Her self-titled and first album from Star Music (formerly Star Records) which carried the hit song “Ay, Ay, Ay, Pag-Ibig” received a gold record award a few months after its release. Because of this, the record label decided to produce another album for her entitled “Heavenly”, which was also a big hit and included the track “Oops Teka Lang” which was also the theme song of the movie of the same title starring Robin Padilla and Claudine Barretto from Star Cinema.
In 2008, she produced her 3rd album which was released under Sony BMG. It consisted of acoustic covers of hit songs like “What Do We Mean To Each Other” by Sergio Mendes, “Somebody” by Depeche Mode, and “Very Special Love” by Maureen McGovern.
Ara Mina actively uses social media Instagram, Facebook, YouTube where she shares fashion, travel, food, beauty, lifestyles photos, and videos frequently. She has 2.1 million followers on Facebook, 1.1 million followers on Instagram, 441k followers on TikTok, 165k followers on TikTok, and 42k subscribers on YouTube
Ara Mina Movies List:
Ara Mina has starred in about 60 movies. Here are some popular movies.
- Tatapatan ko ang lakas Mo
- Phone Sex
- Alyas Pogi: Ang Pagbabalik
- Ayos na… ang Kasunod
- Diskarte Amanda
- Mano Po
- Ang Huling Birhen sa Lupa
- Fantastic Man
- Minsan Pa
- Shake, Rattle and Roll 2k5
- Anak ng Kumander
- Shake, Rattle and Roll 13
- Menor de Edad
- Alfredo S. Lim (The Untold Story)
- Girlfriend for Hire
- My Ex and Whys
- This Time I’ll Be Sweeter
- Paglaki Ko, Gusto Kong Maging Pornstar
- Pornstar 2: Pangalawang Putok
Ara Mina TV Series List:
Ara Mina has starred in about 40 television shows. Here are some popular TV shows.
- That’s Entertainment
- Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man
- Maalaala Mo Kaya: Drawing
- Pepito Manaloto
- Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa
- Ipaglaban Mo!: Pagkakasala
- Ika-6 na Utos
- Ipaglaban Mo: Pariwara
- FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano
Ara Mina Music Album List:
- Ara Mina (Self-Titled) (1999, Star Music)
- Heavenly (2001, Star Music)
Ara Mina Music Awards:
- Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards (1999; 2000; 2003)
- Metro Manila Film Festival (2002)
- Manila Film Festival (2003)
- Golden Screen Awards (2003; 2004)
- 52nd FAMAS Awards (2004)
- 21st PMPC Star Awards for Movies (2005)
Ara Mina Age:
Ara Mina is 42 years old as of 2022.
Ara Mina’s Birthday:
Ara Mina’s birthday is May 9.
Ara Mina Height:
Ara Mina is 5′ 5″ tall.
Ara Mina Weight:
Ara Mina’s weight is 68 kg (approx).
Ara Mina Networth/Income:
Ara Mina’s net worth is est $2 million-plus.
Ara Mina Husband, Children, Relationship, Love Affairs, Personal Life:
On January 13, 2021, she got engaged to Dave Almarinez, CEO of the Philippine International Trading Corporation.
Mina supports children with birth defects through the Ara Mina Foundation, which she founded in 2007. Her youngest sister was born with Down syndrome, was the inspiration behind this cause.