Known best as the 2011 winner of the Miss Universe-Philippines pageant, this model also competed in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant, finishing the contest as the third runner-up. She later hosted the online coverage of the Miss Universe 2012 pageant.
She studied architecture at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
She hosted eighteen episodes of a television talent competition called It's Showtime.
She was raised by her father in General Santos, Philippines. In 2013, she married Lloyd Lee. She welcomed a daughter in 2016.
She was defeated by Angolan contestant Leila Lopes in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant.