Michael "Paulo" Lingbanan Avelino is a Filipino television and film actor, model and singer. He began his showbiz career through the reality talent show StarStruck on GMA Network. After being eliminated in the said reality show, he signed exclusive contract with GMA where he played various supporting roles for the network. Avelino joined a reality show StarStruck 4 under GMA Network in 2006, wherein he got eliminated from the Top 8. Even though he lost in the talent search, Avelino had different acting roles in 2007 in various GMA shows
Paulo Avelino attended his primary education at Baguio City SPED Center Elementary School, then later on at the University of Baguio Science High Schoo before graduating at the Baguio Patriotic High School for secondary education. He studied Entrepreneurial Management at Saint Louis University in Baguio City but quit during his first year.
Born on May 13, 1988 in Baguio City, Philippines, Paulo Avelino had a relationship with fellow Starstruck alumnus LJ Reyes. Though they are not married, they have one son