Ellen’s family own a chain of motels in Cebu. However, she has chosen to live independently after a tiff with her father. This “motel heiress” used all the training she received in the family business to find work in Manila and eventually, in showbiz.
She is under contract with ABS-CBN’s Star Magic since 2013. Adarna has appeared in various magazine covers in the Philippines, such as Candy, FHM, Esquire, UNO, Preview, Speed and Women’s Health. Adarna is popular in her famous boxing video on YouTube.