Pauleen Luna

Pauleen Marie Jimenez Luna-Sotto[1] (born November 10, 1988) is a Filipina actress and television personality. She appears on the GMA Network, particularly as one of the regular hosts of the long-running Philippine variety show Eat Bulaga! where she portrays the child-woman character Baby Poleng.

Pauleen Luna
Pauleen Marie Jimenez Luna

(1988-11-10) November 10, 1988
Other namesPoleng, Pau
OccupationActress, TV host
Years active2003–present
Vic Sotto (m. 2016)
Children1; including 4 stepchildren


Luna began her show business career when she joined Eat Bulaga!'s Little Miss Philippines talent contest in 1995 where she first met her husband, Vic Sotto.[2] She began acting at 13 years of age when she became a member of ABS-CBN Corporation's Star Magic Batch 11 in 2002, before transferring to GMA Network.[3]

She played the role of Odessa in Etheria, the second installment of the Encantadia trilogy, and appeared in the second Koreanovela adaptation of GMA Network's Ako si Kim Samsoon.[4] Following this, she appeared in Luna Mystika, starring Heart Evangelista. In 2009 she played with Dennis Trillo and Jennica Garcia in the romantic-comedy Adik Sa'Yo, and was later cast as the primary antagonist, Sofia Montemayor, in Ikaw Sana.

Luna plays Honey Toledo-Ferrer in the afternoon Philippine soap opera Trudis Liit.[5]

In 2006, Luna was ranked number 9 in the FHM-Philippines list of sexiest women and was featured on the cover of the December 2006 issue of UNO magazine.

Personal life

By December 2011, Luna had begun dating her Eat Bulaga! co-host Vic Sotto after co-starring in Enteng ng Ina Mo, which he only confirmed in 2013. In September 2015, Sotto confirmed his engagement to Luna.[6][7] The couple married on January 30, 2016 in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa.[8] On May 6, 2017, Sotto announced on Eat Bulaga! that he and Luna were expecting their first child together.[9] On November 6, Vic Sotto announced on Eat Bulaga that Pauleen has given birth to a girl.[10]



2016Magpakailanman: Silang Mga Umibig At NasaktanRuby Mhel Julian Morales
2016-2017Hay, Bahay!Poleng Poryo
The Rich Man's DaughterPearl Sy-Tanchingco
Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Pangako ng Pag-ibigRose
2014My DestinyJanine
The Borrowed WifeTessa Pelaez-Santos
2013GenesisYoung Sandra Sebastian-Trinidad
Magpakailanman: Kasalanan Ba ang UmibigMyrna Rivas
UnforgettableConstance "Connie" De Ocampo†
2012MagdalenaCarol Fuentebella
My Daddy DearestWinnie / Annie / Minnie / Ada / Dalilang / Various Pixie Characters
2011IglotVesta Santana
2010Sine Novela: Trudis LiitHoney Toledo-Ferrer
2009Ikaw SanaSofia Reyes / Sofia Montemayor-Olivarez / Antonia Sanchez
Adik Sa'YoCamille Sickat
2008–09Luna MystikaAdita
2008Ako si Kim SamsoonCherry Fuentebella
2007–08Zaido: Pulis PangkalawakanLyvia
2007Mobile Sheriff JibanHiroko Katagiri (voice)
2006PinakamamahalNanette Casayuran
Now and Forever: Agos
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang WakasOdessa
Hongkong Flight 143Trina
2005Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng EncantadiaHera Odessa
My Guardian AbbyBlue Angel Elisha
Bora: The Sons of BeachPaulette
2004–presentEat Bulaga! Co-host
2003Basta't Kasama KitaKarina


2018Jack Em Popoy: The PuliscrediblesHerself
2016Enteng Kabisote 10 and the AbangersFaye
2015My Bebe LoveCameo Role
2011Enteng Ng Ina MoSexy Waitress
2008Iskul Bukol 20 Years After (Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure)Patty
2007Shake, Rattle and Roll 9 Florence
My Kuya's WeddingHeidi
2006ZsaZsa Zaturnnah: Ze MoveehAruba
White LadyPearl Legazpi
Blue Moon Azon
2004VoltaPenny Magtoto
2003My First RomanceSharri


YearConcert titleRoleLocation
2015Tamang Panahon: Concertyoung Lola NidoraPhilippine Arena

Awards and recognitions

2016 Dabarkads Awards! Best Supporting Actress Pangako ng Pag-Ibig Won References
2014 Dabarkads Awards Best Actress Anyo Ng Pag-Ibig Nominated
2012 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women None Rank # 50
2011 Rank # 40
2010 Rank # 28
2009 PEP Forum Awards Highly Recommended on Most Promising StarNone None Won
FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women None Rank # 10
2008 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women None Rank # 26
2007 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Single Performance By An Actress Magpakailanman Won [11]
FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women None Rank # 13 [12]
2006 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women None Rank # 9
2004 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best New Female TV Personality Marina Won

Magazine appearances

December 2017"YES-Magazine"futuring their contemporary house in Laguna.
April 2016YES-Magazine"futuring there Wedding last January 30, 2016
December 2006UNO Magazine
February 2007A-List Magazine
August 2008SPEED Magazine
October 2009Action & Fitness Magazine
April 2010YES! Magazine
March 2013YES! Magazine


  1. Calderon, Nora (January 30, 2016). "Unprintable raw, hiwalayan nina Luis at Angel, sobrang kontrobersyal!". The Philippine Star (in Filipino). Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  2. Bassig, Wilwina (January 8, 2014). "Pauleen Luna in full bloom". GMA Network Inc. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  3. "Pauleen Luna's touching message to her best friend Pia Wurtzbach". ABS-CBN Corporation. December 21, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  4. Erece, Dinno (April 21, 2008). "Other cast members of "Kim Sam Soon" revealed". Philippine Entertainment Portal. GMA Network Inc. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  5. "Pauleen Luna talks about Trudis Liit star Jillian Ward". GMA News Online. GMA Network Inc. July 22, 2010. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  6. Dabu, Bianca Rose (January 7, 2016). "A look back at the Vic Sotto-Pauleen Luna love story". GMA News Online. GMA Network Inc. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  7. Ganal, FM (September 2, 2015). "Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna engaged: A look back at their "roller-coaster" love story". Philippine Entertainment Portal. GMA Network Inc. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  8. Policarpio, Allan (January 31, 2016). "Vic Sotto weds Pauleen Luna: A promise of forever". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  9. "Vic Sotto's big news: wife Pauleen Luna pregnant". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. May 6, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  10. "Pauleen Luna gives birth to a baby girl". Pinoy Showbiz Daily. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  11. FIRST READ ON PEP: ABS-CBN named Best TV Station at PMPC Star Awards for TV. Retrieved on April 15, 2012.
  12. Pauleen Luna, ranked number 13 on FHM Philippines Archived April 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on April 15, 2012.
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