So Busy: Keeping Up with Jannelle So

Sunday December 1, 2019

By: Naiia Lajoie Those based in the Philippine Motherland might remember Jannelle So from her sportscaster days courtside for the Philippine Basketball Association. Others who have emigrated stateside might have caught her on various news outlets broadcasted on TFC (The Filipino Channel) or on Kababayan LA via KSCI Channel 18. The Chinese-Filipina TV personality has an extensive resume spanning across numerous platforms like Wikipedia, Instagram (@sojannelle), and her own personal website But Manila Up! wanted to catch up with the now mother-of-two to see what was new in her ever-busy world and ever-growing family. After a bit of a hiatus brought on by motherhood, Jannelle is back on track in terms of her TV career. The hands-on mother is by no means disappointed by her career getting sidetracked; in fact, she welcomed the change: “I’ve always wanted to be a mom. I’ve always been blessed with a good career. As such, I’m not that ambitious anymore. I don’t know if that’s good or bad… I just know that, I married late”. Jannelle married an Englishman living in Los Angeles whom she had met online. Director Lester Perkins proposed exactly twelve months after the initial exchange of emails were made between them. She was 37. After a previous engagement had been broken when she was 34, her family – in typical and traditional Filipino fashion – assumed she would be a spinster forever. Luckily that outcome was So far from the truth. Janelle is actually So into dates. A stickler for pre-planning, she and Lester decided to get married on July 20th, a date far from life’s other celebrations and those of their family members. They wanted to reserve the month for themselves, and the sentiment extended to the birth of the children as well....... Read more on Full Issue!

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