In the late ‘90s, she was one of the many budding sexy stars in Philippine showbiz. But little by little, she gained her ground in the industry and even brought home several acting awards after taking on more challenging roles in a number of movies including “Minsan Pa,” “Mano Po 2” and “Huling Birhen sa Lupa.”
She also tried her hand at singing and even managed to produce the hit song, “Ay, ay, ay, Pag-ibig.”
She is Hazel Klenk Reyes or more popularly known as Ara Mina.
In her more than two decades in local showbiz, she became one of the most controversial actors of her time.
Her supposed entanglement with a famous actor and a politician made her the constant talk of the town for quite some time.
More recently, Ara has been the topic of the news once again because of a spat between her and her sister Cristine Reyes.
Today, Ara is about to take on yet another role—this time as she ventures into the world of business.
Join host Rhea Santos as she explores the dramas and controversies in the life of Ara Mina in this week’s episode of GMA-7’s reality documentary show, Tunay Na Buhay, on Saturday, 10:45pm.