Janella Salvador is the latest celebrity to get fishy for a role.
Regal Film’s Valentine offering, My Fairy Tail Love Story, made the Kapamilya star’s fairy-tale dream come true, transforming her into a mermaid.
Janella is just one of many local babes who have taken on the challenge of playing this mythical creature. Ever since Dyesebel debuted in the ‘50s, being half-fish and half-human (for rom-com purposes, of course) has somehwat become an obsession for the Pinoy moviegoing and TV-watching audience.
Check out some of the talented ladies who've paved the seas for this 19-year-old beauty.
In 2014, Anne Curtis made waves (literally and figuratively) as she became ABS-CBN’s newest Dyesebel. Shot in Coron, Palawan, Anne was a sight to behold as she explored the gorgeous tourist destination while in her signature orange fish tail.
Speaking of OG orange tails, the first to don the sparkly color was former FHM cover girl Alice Dixson. In 1990, Alice swam into Richard Gomez's arms.
Beauty queen Charlene Gonzales didn’t just wear a crown on her head—she also wore a fish tail when she became 1996’s Dyesebel. The film also starred Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, who played Charlene’s mer-mom.
Former FHM Country’s Finest Marian Rivera also played the character in GMA’s Dyesebel 2008 series. She had no qualms taking on the role, even if she was required to go topless during for some scenes and for the show’s promotional photo shoots.