Famous for winning the 2010 Miss Universe-Philippines pageant and for finishing as a finalist in the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant, she went on to host a Philippine television variety program called ASAP 20.
After earning an honors degree in journalism from Bicol University, she worked briefly for the Philippines' Department of Environment and Natural Resources and simultaneously launched her modeling career.
Before competing in Miss Universe-Philippines, she won the 2008 Miss Philippines Earth Eco Tourism pageant title.
Born in Qatar to a Filipina mother and an Indian father, she spent most of her childhood in Bato, Camarines Sur, Philippines.
She and Andi Eigenmann were both in the cast of the 2014 Filipino horror movie Pridyider.