From being a singer-songwriter to being a booked-and-busy actress this year, Maris Racal never fails to show us the talented multi-hyphenate that she is.
Since her runner-up win at PBB: All In, Maris Racal has never stopped proving to us the multi-faceted talents that she has, making our jaws drop along the way as she conquers the worlds of music, acting, hosting, singing, songwriting, vlogging, as well as bearing the coveted responsibility of being a meme queen.
This year has seen the proud Bisdak artist in what is probably the most colorful chapter of her career so far. Take this, Maris has starred in not one, not two, but four shows in 2022, including ABS-CBN’s first YouTube exclusive daily series How To Move On In 30 Days with Carlo Aquino and TV5’s sports drama Suntok Sa Buwan. Earlier this year, she also led iWantTFC’s five-part Valentine’s Day offering The Goodbye Girl with her then-co-star-now-beau Rico Blanco and the hit WeTV original miniseries The Kangks Show with Angelica Panganiban.
Maris Racal has also achieved another status of being an award-winning P-Pop singer-songwriter with the release of her eight-track banger of a second album Ate Sandali and a Favorite Female Artist nod and a Best Regional Recording win from the prestigious 32nd Awit Awards for her single Asa Naman, which she co-wrote with Blanco and dedicates to her fellow Bisaya artists. Add to that the relatable and effective influencer that she is, with millions of followers on different social media platforms, then indeed, Maris Racal will always be the moment.
And if you believe that 2022 really is Maris Racal’s year, then head on to NYLON Manila’s Favorite P-Pop Comeback Of 2022 poll and vote for the Filipina multihyphenate as many times as you want. For now, let’s revel in some moments where Maris really said “multi-talented artist.”
OPEN VERSE CHALLENGE
@missmariestella #duet with @staceyryanmusic hirap kumanta nang may sipon 😩 #fyp ♬ Don’t Text Me Challenge – Stacey Ryan
Maris Racal started off the year flexing her singing and songwriting skills with Stacey Ryan’s Don’t Text Me open verse challenge. And as you may know, it feels like Maris has made an entirely new track of her own, dropping bars and giving some cool and groovy R&B vibes. And knowing she’s a bit under the weather creating this short masterpiece on the spot, yup, she is the winner of this challenge no doubt.
When Maris Racal posted a DIY promotional video of her pop track Carelessly, many fans thought it was a song by another international artist. This proves yet again that her voice is on another level.
How’s she on the dance floor, you ask? Well, prepare to gasp as she turns up the heat with her first-ever dance cover. Grooving to Normani’s Motivation with effortless swag and appeal, Maris Racal gets sultry with Ken San Jose, showing the first signs of the total performer she’s going to become later on.
@missmariestella PUMILA KA ON ASAP!! 😭 #fyp ♬ original sound – Maris Racal
Maris Racal will surely make you get excited and line up to watch her slay the stage like in her fiery performance of her hit track Pumila Ka on ASAP. From her look and vocals, to the choreography and attitude, Maris nails them all like a true all-around performer.
@missmariestella ang haharot #fyp ♬ original sound – Maris Racal
When it comes to acting, Maris Racal always understands the assignment. Like in this TikTok clip she shared earlier this year where she made all of us feel kilig while doing a cute and sweet scene with Carlo Aquino for their project, How To Move On In 30 Days.
@missmariestella birthday ghorl ✌🏻 #fyp ♬ Shut Down – BLACKPINK
She sings, writes songs, acts, dances, and oh, did we also forget to mention that Maris Racal is also fast becoming a fashion icon? For her 25th birthday photoshoot with photographer BJ Pascual, Maris more than ate with her Calvin Klein classics and, just like the Blackpink music accompanying the clip, shuts it down with some scorching beauty.
ARTS AND CRAFTS ERA
@missmariestella arts and crafts era. Laro laro laro out now 😊#fyp #foryou ♬ Laro Laro Laro – Maris Racal
Remember that monochromatic portrait-filled cover art for Maris Racal’s ballad Laro Laro Laro? It turns out Maris mostly did it all by herself from the photoshoot to editing, printing, and scanning. Is there anything Maris can’t do at this point?
@missmariestella lamang ka lang saakin ng 15 strands ng pilik mata @Awra Briguela #fyp ♬ BIZCOCHITO – ROSALÍA
Perhaps the thing about Maris Racal that her fans love the most is her relatable sense of humor. Be it a tweet or a vlog, she never fails to make us smile and laugh out loud with her adorable character. Just like in this TikTok clip where Maris jokingly exchanges attitude with her bestie and Suntok Sa Buwan co-star Awra Briguela to Rosalia’s BIZCOCHITO, filling our FYPs with some fun and good vibes.
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