Carlene is Miss Philippines Earth 2001 and Bb. Pilipinas-World 2005. She is one of the 10 finalists in Miss Earth 2001 and among the semi-finalists of Miss World 2005.
After her duties as a beauty queen, Carlene hit the entertainment headlines in 2007 when she got impregnated by kapuso actor Dennis Trillo.
This year, she joined GMA 7’s Celebrity Duets as her break through to showbiz. Her first movie is a cameo role in the MMFF entry Iskul Bukol 20 Years After.
At the start of 2009, Carlene graces the cover of FHM Philippines January issue. She will be seen next in the kapuso tv series “Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang” topbilled by Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes.