- Hails from a royal Muslim family that has its roots in Lanao Del Sur's Marawi City.
- Was discovered by a talent scout who found her roaming inside SM City North EDSA supermall in Quezon City instead of attending school.
- Made her television debut in 1999 in the teen-oriented show called Click.
- Playing the role of Alwina in the series Mulawin made her a star instantly.
- Voted the Sexiest Woman in the Philippines in 2005 and 2010.
- Celebrated her 22nd birthday with the women and children supported by GABRIELA, an organisation that advocates for women's issues.
- Organized a gift-giving event where she gave food, clothing, etc. to the poor children in Quezon City on her 24th birthday.
- Donated blood to the Philippines red Cross on the day she turned 30.
- Diagnosed with a disc bulge on her spine in late 2015 and had to undergo two surgeries.
- Ranked eighth in MTV Australia's "Sexiest Nationalities in the World" in 2016.
- Will be reprising the role of the iconic Filipino comic heroine Darna in the film of the same name due to be released in 2017.