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Nanette Medved

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Fashion print model


Chris Po (m. 1999)

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Nanette Medved

Nanette Medved posing with Jun Escario on the cover of Mega magazine wearing a floral dress.

Full Name
Nanette Gwen Medved

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Nanette Medved is an award winning film actress, TV host, model, philanthropist and business person in the Philippines. She is the founder of Generation Hope Inc. and Friends of Hope Inc. which produces both company branded and co-brand consumer goods. Profits from the "Hope" line of products are devoted to improving both the public school education space as well as small holder farmer productivity through its agriculture interventions.


Nanette Medved posing on the cover of Mega magazine with her hands to her head and wearing a white slender dress.

Nanette medved talks about hope in a bottle and how she keeps herself fit

Personal life

Nanette Medved posing as the filipino cultural heroine Darna wearing her costume.

Nanette was born in Hawaii, USA, in 1971 to a Russian father and Taiwanese mother. Her growing up years were spent traveling throughout Asia but she spent most of her primary and secondary education in Holy Family Academy in Angeles City. She graduated with degrees in Finance and Entrepreneurship as Summa Cum Laude from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts in 1998. Nanette married Christopher Po in South Africa in June of 1999 and they have 2 children Ganden and Joss Dechen.


Nanette Medved with her husband Chris Po in a party in Boracay Island wearing a white dress and a necklace.

Nanette started her career as a commercial model in 1987. Shortly thereafter, Nanette was signed exclusively with Viva Films where she remained under contract until she left to pursue studies in the US in 1996. Nanette's first film under Viva had her co-star along side Robin Padilla in "Sa Diyos Lang Ako Susuko" (1990) but she is most famously known for her role as Philippine super heroine "Darna". 25 films later Nanette ends her film career co-starring with Fernando Poe Jr. in "Ang Dalubhasa" (2000).

Nanette Medved being interviewed in television during an event.

Today, Nanette focuses full time as Founder, Chairwoman & President of Hope (Generation Hope Inc. & Friends of Hope Inc.). Her commercial activities direct all profits to the building of public school classrooms as well as intervention initiatives for small holder coconut farmers which are heavily focused in Mindanao in the Southern Philippines. Other than her work at Hope she serves on the Advisory Board of Bantay Bata as well as the National Advisory Council of World Wildlife Fund Philippines.

Awards and nominations

Nanette Medved posing seductively being wet and wearing a thin white sleeveless dress.

  • 2017 Forbes Magazine "Heroes of Philanthropy" List
  • 2017 Price Waterhouse Coopers, Developmental Social Enterprise Award, Grand Winner
  • 2015 Best New Brand, Global Bottled Water Awards, Lisbon Portugal, Zenith International
  • 2015 Best Community Initiative, Global Bottled Water Awards, Lisbon Portugal, Zenith International
  • 2015 BPI Ka Negosyo, Financial Excellence Award
  • 2015 Go Negosyo Inspiring Women Entrepreneur Award
  • 2012 Philippines' Most Stylish, Tatler
  • 1998 Summa Cum Laude, Babson College
  • 1993 Nominated FAMAS Award Best Supporting Actress Narito Ang Puso Ko
  • 1993 Nominated Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress Narito Ang Puso
  • 1993 Nominated YCC Best Actress Hiram Na Mukha
  • 1992 Won Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress Sa Kabila Ng Lahat
  • Filmography

    Nanette Medved smiling with a ponytail hairstyle and wearing a white dress.

  • Eastwood And Bronson (1989)
  • Love Me Doods (1990) replacing Alma Moreno's role in People's Network PTV-4 TV sitcom
  • Bakit Ikaw Pa Rin? (1990)
  • Sa Diyos Lang Ako Susuko (1990)
  • Biktima (1990)
  • Huwag Mong Salingit Ang Sugat Ko (1991)
  • Humanap Ka ng Panget (1991)
  • Sa Kabila ng Lahat (1991)
  • Hinukay Ko Na Ang Libingan Mo! (1991)
  • Andrew Ford Medina: Wag Kang Gamol! (1991)
  • Darna (1991) ... Narda/Darna
  • Narito Ang Puso Ko (1992)
  • Hiram Na Mukha (1992)
  • Dito Sa Pitong Gatang (1992) ... Brgy. Chairwoman Lamberta "Lambing" Enriquez
  • Isang Bala Ka Lang, Part 2 (1992)
  • Dillinger (1992)
  • Kate en Boogie (1993)
  • Kapag May Gusot Walang Lusot (1993)
  • Tumbasan Mo Ng Buhay (1993) ... Nina
  • An Lian Ni (1993)
  • Iukit Mo Sa Bala! (1994)
  • Hataw Tatay Hataw (1994)
  • Pamilya Valderama (1995)
  • Pag-ibig Ko Sa Iyo'y Totoo (1997) ... Beth
  • Kasangga Mo Ako Sa Huling Laban (1997)
  • Goodbye America (1997)
  • Ang Dalubhasa (2000)... Connie
  • CompaƱero y CompaƱera (TV program) (2000-2001)

  • On left, Nanette Medved as the superheroine Darna. On right, Nanette Medved posing seductively in a white dress.


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