Alexa Villano

alexa.villano@rappler.com

Alexa started her career in journalism working with GMA News as part of the news monitor team in 2005. After two years, she moved to Philstar.com in 2007, where she trained as an online reporter. In 2009, she moved to the sister company Philippine Star, where she continued to train as an editorial assistant and reporter. After years in the newspaper business, Alexa tried her luck working for a health magazine, and also contributed to entertainment and lifestyle publications.

Alexa graduated in 2005 with a Communication Arts degree from Miriam College. She was a reporter and Features Editor for the school publication Chi-Rho for 3 years. She was also a student correspondent for ABS-CBN Publishing's Chalk Magazine.

In 2011, she flew to Korea as one of the fellows under the LG Sangnam Press Foundation, where she took part in learning about Korean media at Seoul National University.

As Rappler’s Lifestyle and Entertainment reporter, Alexa covers local entertainment news, spanning a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows. Alexa loves reading books and magazines and baking. As someone who loves the performing arts, Alexa is into dancing singing and writing songs when she has the time.

Feb 2020
LIFESTYLE 04:04pm, Feb 17, 2020
Meet Daumier Corilla, the Philippines' bet for Manhunt International 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Manhunt International modeling competition is happening in Manila on February 22 at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City. Around 36 men from around the world are ...


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 06:26pm, Feb 14, 2020
10 showbiz couples who make us believe in love

MANILA, Philippines – Relationships aren't always easy, especially in the world of show business where both intrigue and work can get in the way of forever. But there are couples who prove that with ...


BINIBINING PILIPINAS 01:00pm, Feb 10, 2020
On 3rd try, Vickie Rushton, Samantha Bernardo hope to finally win a Binibining Pilipinas crown

MANILA, Philippines – The official candidates for Binibining Pilipinas 2020 were announced on Thursday, February 6, with two familiar names gunning for their 3rd try in the pageant: Vickie Rushton ...


TV 03:00pm, Feb 09, 2020
LIST: 10 Philippine adaptations of famous K-dramas

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos love television dramas – Koreanovelas, especially. Unsurprisingly, more than a handful of popular Koreanovelas have Filipino adaptations. We take a look back at some ...


TV 09:00am, Feb 09, 2020
How 'Love Thy Woman' takes inspiration from Filipino-Chinese culture

MANILA, Philippines – Following their last teleserye The Story of Us, Kim Chu and Xian Lim are back on television in Love Thy Woman, a story inspired by Filipino-Chinese culture. Under the direction ...


BINIBINING PILIPINAS 02:00pm, Feb 03, 2020
12 Philippine pageant candidates who conquered their fields without a crown

MANILA, Philippines – The national pageant scene is again gearing up with the Binibining Pilipinas and Miss Universe Philippines organizations counting down the deadline for the submission of ...


Jan 2020
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 02:00pm, Jan 30, 2020
Miss Universe PH head Shamcey Supsup: No 'rivalry' with BPCI

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup said she will always be grateful to Jorge and Stella Araneta, the power couple behind former Miss Universe Philippine franchise ...


LIFESTYLE 09:32am, Jan 30, 2020
What you need to know about the Miss Universe Philippines Organization

MANILA, Philippines – The members of the Miss Universe Philippines organization faced the media on Wednesday, January 29 at the Empire Studio in Uptown Mall BGC, Taguig to answer questions about the ...


TV 10:57am, Jan 19, 2020
What the veterans of 'Make It With You' have to say about LizQuen

MANILA, Philippines – Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil have worked with many veteran actors both in television and movies – and most, if not all, have praised their work ethic. The veteran actors of ...


LIFESTYLE 06:45pm, Jan 13, 2020
Tyra Goldman to compete in Top Model of the World

MANILA, Philippines – Mutya Pilipinas Tourism International 2019 Tyra Rae Goldman will be the country's representative to Top Model of the World happening on January 24 in Egypt, the Mutya Pilipinas ...