Krista Ranillo is the eldest daughter of actor Mat Ranillo III and Linda Tupaz, named after the Lenten play ‘Kristo’, in which his father played the role of Jesus Christ.
Krista took a break from showbiz from 2002-2007 to study. She rejected several films offered by both Viva Films and Regal Films.
She finished Interdisciplinary Studies with tracks in Communications and Psychology at Ateneo de Manila. She was a consistent Dean’s Lister.
In 2008, Krista made a showbiz comeback via the movie “Paupahan” where she shed her wholesome image and showed more skin. She also posed sexy on the cover of FHM Philippines August 2008 issue. She became controversial because her father was not in favor of her career move.
Krista is currently seen on ABS-CBN’s soap opera “Pieta.”
Maxim Philippines March 2009 issue is now available nationwide wherever magazines are sold.