Raelene Elaine Ebaler Villania, better known as Iya Villania, is a popular music VJ on MYX, a Filipino pay TV channel based in Quezon City.
In 2003, Iya made her first television appearance on the IBC interactive show Game Channel. With her casting in the daytime drama Walang Hanggan, her work was quickly noticed by the GMA Network management team.
Her acting career then began with appearances in a variety of series including Click, Now and Forever, Love Spell, Only You, Because of You, My Korean Jagiya, and many more.
In 2004, Iya joined GMA’s rival network, ABS-CBN, as the new VJ for Myx, their subsidiary music channel. Iya held the position for ten years, displaying her talent.
Iya returned to GMA Network in early 2014, appearing on the weekend musical variety show Sunday All Stars. Her talent propelled her to the pinnacle of success in a variety of fields in the entertainment industry.
She earns an annual salary of $274K as a TV host. However, the specifics of her other sources of income remain unknown. Furthermore, based on her successful career, Iya may have a net worth of a million dollars or more.
Relationship Status: Single?
Drew Arellano, a television host, is Iya Villania’s long-term boyfriend. She hasn’t said when or how she met her boyfriend-turned-husband, but she never fails to brag about their relationship.
Despite concealing the engagement date, Iya’s engagement photo shoot has gone viral. Iya wore her engagement ring alongside her fiance in the shoot.
Iya put the wedding ring on her boyfriend-turned-husband on January 31, 2014, after taking the first step. Iya and Drew vowed to treasure their marriage, savoring every moment together.
Later, the couple expanded their family by welcoming their first child, Antonio Primo, on August 30, 2016, and their second child, Alonzo Leon, on August 19, 2018.
The adorable family of four is currently enjoying their life. Despite their busy schedules, Iya and her husband manage their personal and professional lives flawlessly.
Age, Parents, and Education
Iya was born in Sydney, Australia on June 29, 1986 to Filipino parents Ray Villania and Elena Ebaler. She is Filipino-Australian and proud of her Asian heritage.
She grew up watching her father sing karaoke as a child, which sparked her interest in music. She was also a member of IRON AND CLAY, a Missionary touring band that addresses issues in schools and churches such as bullying, drunk driving, and self-esteem.
Iya later returned to the Philippines, where she completed her education at Colegio San Agustin in Makati. She then attended De La Salle University in Manila, where she majored in Psychology and graduated in 2008.
Iya is quite tall, standing at 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 meters). She has kept her figure in check despite having two children.
Iya recently dyed her hair a lovely purple color, pampering herself with a new look. She even mentioned that breastfeeding mothers could dye their hair.