This 26- year-old Croatian beauty may not have a Filipino blood but proudly considers herself as “pinay at heart.”
Marija Debelic, who has been in Manila for almost five years now is happy to launch her very first solo album “Dame” composed together with Archie Malate, Kim David Obejas and Daniel Gerardo Ytterdahl which tells a story about a girl who is carefully picking a man among her suitors.
“It’s about finding a quality person who will stick with you no matter what and masaya po ako that I get to sing this song in tagalog, my second language and work with an amazing team” Marija says.
The dancer, model, host and actress chose the Philippines to be her second home over the many places she’s been. “I love the country! Sobra! The people are very hospitable and warm to be with, I’m inlove with the delicacies such as polvoron. I can eat more than 10 polvorons a day!” says the 26 yr. Old vegan.
Marija starred in the ABS-CBN drama Be My Lady, and the movie Beauty and the Bestie, she was also Jose Manalo’s leading lady in the movie “Boy Tokwa” and has done over 20 TV commercials in the philippines. Marija is currently working on leading role with netflix called “fusion” and is hosting the country’s first video game variety tv show OneUp.
She is an epitome of beauty and brains; she graduated cum laude in economics and dreams of building her own business one day. The busy bee typically starts her day with coffee, reading e-mails, listening to her favorite podcasts and interacting with her fans online.
Her single “dame” is available on spotify, youtube, apple music, itunes and dezeer.
Get in touch with marija via facebook and instagram: marija debelic