Born on October 11, 1987 in Oriental Mindoro, 22 year-old Jason Veron Francisco first made his public appearance when he joined the famous reality TV show, Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up in October of 2009. Due to his tough-guy demeanor and his infamous reputation as always being in the middle of brawls and all kinds of unruly behavior in his hometown, Francisco was dubbed as the “Boy Astig ng Mindoro” by his fellow housemates in the Pinoy Big Brother show.
Coming into the Pinoy Big Brother house in shades and with high energy, Francisco caught the public’s attention and immediately gained a following, especially after he and Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up Big Winner, Melisa Cantiveros, became an item. The tandem, popularly known as Melason (for Melisa and Jason), has come to rank among the most favorite love teams on Philippine television.
Career after Pinoy Big Brother
After finishing as the Third Big Winner of Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up with a total of 954,961 text votes, Francisco found himself in the middle of TV appearances, mall tours and other shows. He has been seen in a TV guesting on the popular ABS-CBN noontime show, Wowowee, and in other programs of the network such as The Buzz and Umagang Kay Ganda.
Currently, Jason Francisco stars alongside his real-life sweetheart Melissa Cantiveros in their daily morning show, Melason In Da City, where the two are seen in their wacky adventures as they journey on the road to fulfilling their dreams. The show airs on ABS-CBN weekdays at 10 in the morning with a replay on Studio 23 at 6 in the evening. Francisco has also recently completed shooting for the upcoming teleserye,Precious Hearts Romance Presents Impostor, where he and Cantiveros will have their acting debut.
Although still relatively new in the entertainment industry, Francisco has already began making his mark and building his career as an actor. Francisco’s bad-boy persona, softened by the love team between him and Cantiveros, won the public’s heart and has helped launch both their careers.
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