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Something new from Kelly

'We’re going to look at what’s going to trend rather than merely react to what is already trending.'



Ramp and commercial model Kelly Misa-Fernandez has come a long way from co-hosting “Wowowee” in 2010.

Kelly Misa-Fernandez (

Kelly Misa-Fernandez

The 35-year-old beauty announced at a recent press conference that “Trending With Kelly” will soon return on TV for a second season. The lifestyle magazine show tackles all things hip and new.

Kelly noted how Pinoys love being in the know of what’s hot from what’s not.

“I think it’s so apparent particularly on social media today, like, how everyone wants to know what’s in. People are so interested with all the stuff that are trending,” she explained.

“Trending With Kelly” encompasses beauty, health, fashion, food, travel, science, technology and arts, in an effort to empower viewers with features that will inform, inspire and engage them to live out their own life goals and aspirations.

“We will (also) use our kutob kung ano ang papatok (sa mga tao). We will look at trends as they sprout at hindi pa gasgas sa mga tao.’yung tipong pa-trending pa lang,” she said. “That way, we can be a step ahead of everyone. We’re going to look at what’s going to trend rather than merely react to what is already trending.”

In the maiden episode, Kelly sets sail as she searches for the best things that life can offer. She takes a sip of the latest trends in wines from Ralph Joseph of Ralph’s Wines and Spirits. She also finds the latest style in fashion with trending designer Albert Andrada.

Two in one

Aside from being show host, Kelly is part of the creative team.

“The producer kasi, like before we do anything or we start shooting, she actually asks me first kung okay lang ba sa akin ’yung mga ideas nila,” she explained. “Nagbe-brainstorm kami and I feel very fortunate kasi this is the first time that as a host, I give my inputs.”

Kelly is excited that the show allows her to face her limits as she gets into various adventures.

“It’s a more experiential show even as the viewers get to see a different side of me,” she said.

Are they going to have celebrity guests, we asked.

“We haven’t decided on that yet but right now we have a celebrity chef who helps me with the food part of the program,” she related, referring to Chef Myke Tatung Sarthou, more popularly known as Chef Tatung, who is an author, celebrity chef and culinary heritage advocate.

Kelly believes having Chef Tatung on board is a must especially with Pinoys now more concerned than ever about what they eat.

“Food security is a big issue right now in the country. Like ’yung issue about fake rice. So, we are also going to discuss it here, like how to identify fake food and what not,” she said.

Kelly only has good words for Chef Tatung.

“He is very knowledgeable. He can deliver well on the show, not to mention that he is an award-winning author,” shepointed out.


As mother and social media influencer, Kelly said she is learning a lot as host of “Trending With Kelly.”

“I’m a new mom and the show came on the right time and since then, everything has changed in a way that I see how really important family is,” she disclosed.

Kelly is married to Carlos Fernandez, with whom she has a year-old son named Tristan Antonio.

So, how does she juggle work and family life?

“I bring my son to the tapings,” she admitted. “And for me naman, it’s about the scheduling, it’s about giving quality time with your loved ones. From there, we create memories that we will remember forever.”

Produced by Takels Entertainment Production in partnership with ANC, “Trending With Kelly” premieres July 2, 9:30 p.m. on ANC. Replays air Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. (With report from Jojo P. Panaligan)

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