Ellen Meriam Go Adarna is a Filipina actress born April 2 1988, daughter of a Spanish father and Filipina-Chinese mother. She is a model who started first as in internet figure and is still under contract with ABS-CBN’s Star Magic since year 2013. It has been a few months since Ellen Adarna shows in television after her love affair with another ABS-CBN actor, John Lloyd.
The alleged pregnancy with John Lloyd Cruz made them both missing in the world of showbiz and chose to live a private life.
The actress also made appearance to numerous magazine covers, TV series, movies, and even a music video. Her career and her indisputable good looks made her on the top of FHM’s 100 Sexiest Woman. Even though she’s been away from the limelight, there’s more to her showbiz life.
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Her family owns numerous hotels, condominiums, resort and even chains of motels like Queensland located in Manila, Cebu, and Davao. Teodorico Adarna, Ellen’s grandfather owns the world-class temple, Temple of Leah, and now a top tourist attraction in Cebu. Her grandfather built the temple in honor of his late wife, Leah Villa Albino-Adarna whose life ended due to malformed cell growth.
The 5’1’’ Cebuana actress has been very vocal about her grandparents. She posted a lot of photos in her Instagram page, @maria.elena.adarna, of how she misses and love her dearly departed grandmother Leah.
At a very young age, she has been exposed to their family’s business. Ellen would help in some of the works needed in their business.
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She had worked as her father’s secretary during some time and sometimes a housekeeper of their motel chains.
But even though she is set heir to the family’s business, she takes interest to make a different path away from the business world and instead pursue modeling. Her father really wanted her to take care of the business when she is ready but Ellen turned down her chance of being an owner of her family business and later on pursued modeling and taking a luck in the limelight of showbiz industry.
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She even shared in one of her interviews that her father disapproved of the path she took and that decision of pursuing modeling and showbiz made her father ignore her for more than a year. But as time goes on, Ellen’s father learned to accept his daughter’s decision and just continue to support her chosen career in life.