Mariel Rodriguez plays superhero in 'Varga'


Posted at Jun 17 2008 12:09 PM | Updated as of Jun 17 2008 08:09 PM

Actress and TV host Mariel Rodriguez flies high as Varga, the latest boob tube superheroine--gifted with superpowers, beauty and a great body--to be featured in "Mars Ravelo's Komiks Presents" series.

The Father of Pinoy Superheroes, Mars Ravelo created Varga in 1947. Varga first appeared in Bulaklak magazine. It was Varga whom Ravelo would later evolve into the ultimate Pinoy superhero icon, "Darna" in 1949, when the comics creator joined Pilipino Komiks.

As Varga, Rodriguez' fans and supporters will really enjoy seeing their idol flying high in the sky and defeating villains.

The host-actress is now preparing for the challenge of playing Varga, a powerful being from outer space. She lands on earth and becomes destined to protect the mankind from the forces of evil with the help a kind-hearted girl.

As an alien superheroine who comes to love and protect humanity, Varga will undergo challenges that will really test her character.

"Varga" is the second part of the Mars Ravelo’s Komiks Presents series. The first Komiks series presented "Kapitan Boom!" top-billed with model-turned-actor Jon Avila. "Kapitan Boom!" is a huge success, enjoying high ratings for its Saturday time-slot.

Maria Erlinda Termulo in real life, Rodriguez started her career as a commercial model before she went into hosting. Presently, she is one of the regular hosts of hit noontime show "Wowowee."

She was also one of the hosts of the recently concluded reality show "Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus."

Rodriguez also appears in several drama and comedy shows on ABS-CBN.

She had a special role in "Kung Fu Kids" as the mother of the lead ninja kid. With a report from