Joao Manzarra (b.1985) is a Portuguese television host mainly on the Portuguese SIC Radical network and best known as co-host, with Claudia Vieira, for the reality television show “Idolos”, the Portuguese version of the Idol series for three years and is now one of the most popular presenters on Portuguese television.
Manzarra studied Social Communication at Universidade Catolica but had to cut short his studies to host his first major show on television. For two-and-a-half years, he took part in “Curto Circuito”, a direct call program without prepared scripts becoming a popular presenter. In 2009 he co-hosted “SIC ao Vivo” with Jose Figueiras and Liliana Campos followed by co-hosting the show TGV with Carolina Patrocinio.
In 2010, he was nominated for the Portuguese Golden Globes award for "Revelation of the Year".
Because of his popularity, he has won commercial endorsements. He is also actively involved in charities.
Manzarra has a longtime relationship with the actress and model Jessica Athayde.