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Hosting, Public Speaking, Acting and Dancing

Rica Paras (born Richard Susmiran Paras on November 8, 1982) was the first and only transgender housemate who entered the Pinoy Big Brother house. She immediately caught the public’s attention but a controversial task of pretending to be lovers along with a Fil-Austrian Housemate. Graduated from Ateneo De Manila University with Mathematics Degree and worked for a multinational IT Company, her funny and witty personality made her endearing to the viewers which made her stay for 10 weeks in Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Season 2.


After PBB, she became a contract Star Magic Artist doing ABS-CBN shows like Your Song Isla, ASAP, Melason In the City, Melason In Love, Melason Promdi Heart, Panahon Ko ‘To, PBB Unlimited, Wowowee, Showtime, The Buzz, Entertainment Live. Being a champion of Transgender and Gay Issues, she graced various public affairs shows like ABS CBN’s Bottomline with Boy Abunda and TV Patrol, GMA’s Saksi and May Tamang Balita, and TV5’s Dokumentado. She is currently a freelance artist doing some TV shows, hosting for parties and events, as well as out of town/country shows.

Hosting and Public Events 

2013 PJ-Dan Wedding, Calauan, Laguna

2013 Shella Mae Guillermo 18th Birthday/Debut

2013 Saint Francis of Assisi Taguig Commencement Exercises

2012 Speaker – Prosperity

2013 of Mr Carl Balita

2012 Ms Campus Role Model Host, Starmall Mandaluyong City

2012 HP Corporate Christmas Party

2012 Dagupan Bangus Festival Guest

2012 Manaoag Pangasinan Town Fiesta Guest

2012 Ms Gay Antipolo Judge

2012 Manila’s Five Prettiest Judge

2012 Host – Tanghal-Ngo Wedding

2011 LGBT Gay Pride March at Malate Manila

2011 Ang Ladlad Partylist Anniversary

2011 Ultimo Icono Modellign Contest in Malate Manila

2011 Queen of Cebu Presentor

2010 Kapamilya Tour – Panaad sa Negros Festival

2010 Feature Article – The Education Of Ms Rica Paras, Manila Bulletin

Shows and TV Appearances

2013 Solar TV NewsResourceSolar TV

2013 The William Thio ShowGuest GNN

2012 Dokumentatado Topic: Gays in PMAGuestAng Ladlad TV5

2012 May Tamang BalitaGuestGMA News TV

2012 SAKSI:Transsexuals joining Ms UniverseInterviewed GMA

2012 Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho Interviewed GMA

2012 PBBrother Teens - Big NightVTR for BFF Segment ABS-CBN

2012Pinoy Big Brother UnlimitedHouseguest, M6 ABS-CBN

2011ASAPNumber for Sex and the City 2ABS-CBN

2011Vagina MonologueTheater ActressChichilian Theater Productions

2010 Wowowee Guest ABS-CBN

2010 Panahon Ko ‘To Guest ABS-CBN

2010 The Bottomline with Boy Abunda Guest ABS-CBN

2010 ShowtimeNumber for ISLA Promo ABS-CBN

2010 ASAPNumber for ISLA Promo ABS-CBN

2010 Malson Promdi HeartRica, Regular ABS-CBN

2010 Melason In the CityRica, Regular ABS-CBN

2010 Melason In LoveRica, Regular ABS-CBN

2010 Your Song Presents IslaRica, Regular ABS-CBN

2010 Pinoy Big Brother Double UpHousemate ABS-CBN

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