- Was discovered by fashion designer Oscar Peralta at Miss Pasig beauty contest; got selected for ABS-CBN's Star Circle Batch 10 in 2001.
- Started her career with TV show Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (2002) for which she was nominated as Best Drama Actress at the PMPC Awards in 2003.
- Won the Miss FAMAS Screen Idol award at the FAMAS Awards in 2005.
- In 2008, her debut album, The Real Me, was released by Star Records.
- Is fondly known as Tisay among her friends.