|Nationality Filipino||Name Maris Racal|
|Full Name Mariestella Canedo Racal|
Born September 22, 1997 (age 18) (1997-09-22) Tagum City
Occupation Actress, Singer, Student
Notable work Pinoy Big Brother: All In (2nd Big Placer)
Maris Racal, ibinahagi ang kaniyang latest composition na "Love Is Easy"
Mariestella Cañedo Racal (born September 22, 1997; better known as Maris Racal) is a Filipina actress, singer and dancer who won 2nd Big Placer on Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) All In. She entered the PBB House at the age of 16 and was dubbed as the "Singing Sunshine ng Davao". She gained a fan base known as "Mariestellers" during the course of the show.
Maris grew up in a musically inclined family and learned to sing and play instruments at a young age. She can play the guitar, piano, ukulele and beatbox, some of which she learned on her own by watching various videos online. Aside from being a musician and singer, she also excels in painting, song/poem writing, acting and dancesports.
After her stint in PBB, Maris became a Star Magic artist. In February 2016, Maris was introduced as one of the members of all-girl dance group, Girltrends.
On January 22, 2017, Maris was officially launched as one of the members of ASAP's newest all-girl sing-and-dance group, BFF5.
After PBB, Maris Racal was launched as part of Star Magic Circle 2014 and had been quickly molded as a budding actress, starting off on TV show Hawak Kamay followed by several more stints on TV shows like Maalaala Mo Kaya, Ipaglaban Mo, Oh My G!, and Ningning, and on films like Halik sa Hangin, Just The Way You Are, and The Breakup Playlist. She also starred with Roberto "Fourth" Solomon Pagotan IV in the 'Dear MOR' episode, the “Kate and Red Story”.
Maris released her first single "Tanong Mo Sa Bituin" in April 2015 as part of Star Record's compilation album "OPM Fresh".
In June 2015, Maris was cast in her first main lead role on big screen as Elena in Tandem Entertainment's film "Stars Versus Me", starring also Manolo Pedrosa as her leading man.
By February 2016, Maris was introduced as one of the members of all-girl dance group "Girltrends" in the noontime show It's Showtime. She was then tagged as "Magnificent Girltrend Maris" and became the group's Team Young member. Maris subsequently played Jenny Bonanza in the teleserye We Will Survive later in the month.
In October 2016, Maris performed in her first OneMusicPH's Digital Concert dubbed as "Double Hearts" (together with co-performers Loisa Andalio, Sue Ramirez and Kristel Fulgar), where she debuted her original song Take It All Away. In the same month, Maris appeared in the film The Third Party as Joan.
By December 2016, Maris became notable as Maxine in the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival's box office entry film Vince and Kath and James.
In January 2017, Maris was launched as one of the members of ASAP (variety show) new all-girl sing-and-dance group, known as BFF5 (pronounced as BFFs), along with Ylona Garcia, Andrea Brillantes, Loisa Andalio and Kira Balinger. The new group had led Maris to leave her previous group Girltrends. Later in the month, Maris started her guest appearance as Rona, Carreon's daughter, in the hit primetime TV series Ang Probinsyano.
Soon in 2017, Maris will be one of the cast in the upcoming horror thriller film Bloody Crayons, as Richalaine Alcantara.
In July 2014, the PBB All In housemates including Maris Racal released their "Pinoy Big Brother: All In - Originals" album, composed of three songs (Teen Love Song, Turtle Song, and Bibimbap) originally written and sung by them.
On October 28, 2014, Maris uploaded her cover of Ed Sheeran‘s “Thinking Out Loud” song on her official YouTube account. The hashtag ‘Thinking Out Loud Cover by Maris Racal’ immediately trended worldwide on Twitter as her fans expressed their delight with her cover song. The video has already garnered almost two million of hits on YouTube since it was uploaded.
In February-March 2015, Maris shared her video blogs on Youtube known as “Maris My Song For You” episodes (with the direction of Alco Guerrero) where she gave her fans an opportunity to send her their messages and ask her to breathe new life to their favorite song. Her MMSFY episodes started from her cover of songs In My Life and True Colors followed by more cover songs like Firework, Yellow, Lost Stars, 'Til There Was You and Ordinary People.
By April 2015, Maris released her first single, "Tanong Mo Sa Bituin", part of Star Record's compilation album, "OPM Fresh". This song became the official soundtrack of the film "Stars Versus Me".
In August 2015, Maris covered Norah Jones' hit song "Don't Know Why" during the #HappyBirthdayWish1075 celebration. Her exclusive performance made her won the awards "Wishers’ Choice for Wishclusive Performance of the Year" and "Wishers’ Choice for Young Artist of the Year" in the 2016 Wish 107.5 Music Awards dated January 26, 2016 held at Smart Araneta Coliseum,.
On October 2, 2016, Maris was one of the four singers/performers (the others being Loisa Andalio, Sue Ramirez, and Kristel Fulgar) who headlined OneMusicPH's Double Hearts Digital Concert where she debuted her original song, Take It All Away.
Mariestella C. Racal grew up in Davao del Norte and graduated high school from St. Mary’s College in Tagum City. Maris is the 5th of 6 siblings and they are all musically-inclined in the family. In school, she used to sing the responsorial psalm, sing in mass and sing intermission numbers. She also did cover songs on SoundCloud.
Maris Racal dreams of becoming a doctor and plans to juggle acting, singing, dancing & studying. She is currently attending Trinity University of Asia taking up Medical Technology degree. She's also active in her social media accounts: Instagram (mariesteller), Twitter (MissMarisRacal), Facebook (Mariestella Racal & Maris Racal), Snapchat (marisracal) and Youtube (Maris Racal).