RHIAN Ramos is currently celebrating her 10th anniversary in showbiz and she is happy with the positive feedback she’s getting for her much improved acting. This is seen in her role as Clara, the battered wife who has a love affair with a younger man in GMA’s afternoon hit remake of the classic drama on infidelity, “Sinungaling Mong Puso”.
It was in 2006 when Rhian was introduced in “Captain Barbell” and since then, she has played a variety of roles that honed her craft as an actress in such shows as “My Only Love”, “Lupin”, “Zorro”, “La Lola”, “Asero”, “Stairway to Heaven”, “Ilumina”, “Indio”, “Genesis”, “My Destiny” and “The Rich Man’s Daughter”. She gave justice to all her roles and put her heart and soul in all the characters she played.
Unknown to many of her fans, Rhian is also a car racing enthusiast. When she began in this sport, she didn't even know how to drive a car, much less operate a stick shift, but she just kept on pushing forward. She trained hard and continues to train by joining competitions that test her limits. To her credit, she has since won nine awards from the Philippines Motorsports Championship, PhilMiniRacers Classic Mini Racing which includes being First Runner Up in the Classic Mini Expert B Class Category (leg 4) just last August. Rhian's interest and love for the sport also paved the way for her Shell V Power and Shell Helix endorsements, as well as hosting a car show along with Sam YG called “Full Throttle”on Fox.
Her knack for fashion and helping the new breed of local designers is one reason for her new website, Skilleto, where you will discover her new finds as well as Rhian's other interests. Her passion for food is also given a break through GMA News TV's “Taste Buddies” which she co-hosts with Solenn Heussaff.
Gracing the anniversary cover of the newly-formatted FHM, Rhian's British-Filipino features are set against European landscapes as a backdrop, creating picture perfect pages. This was soon followed by Philippine edition dubbing her as the Most Beautiful Filipina of 2016 after she garnered the most votes from followers, readers and fans of this entertainment website. Juggling so many hats and beautifully excellent in all of them: that's Rhian Ramos, an extraordinary woman with so many feathers on her cap.
JERIC FACES SCANDAL
JERIC Gonzales attended the presscon then of “Once Again”, but he quickly escaped after the Q&A to elude writers who want to do one-on-one interviews. This time, he stayed on after the Q&A of his new show, “Oh My Mama”, and no longer dodged questions about his controversial video scandal.
“Yun kasi ang instruction sa akin noon,” he says. “Umalis na lang agad para maiwasan na ang anumang pagtatanong about it.”
So how did he feel about it then? “I just let it go. Kasi nandiyan na, e. I didn’t know who uploaded it, but hindi ko na mapipigil, so hinayaan ko na lang.”
What lessons did he learn from the experience? “To be more careful sa lahat ng ginagawa mo.”
He’s thankful to GMA for backing him up. “Mula nang manalo ako sa ‘Protege’, hindi naman nila ako pinababayaan. Tuluy-tuloy ang projects ko. Since last year, I did ‘Pari Koy’, ‘Destiny Rose’, ‘Once Again’ and now, ‘Oh! My Mama’. Panay rin ang guestings ko sa ‘Magpakailanman’, ‘Karelasyon’ and ‘Wagas’. So nagpapasalamat talaga ako sa lahat ng suporta.”
Jeric is also a good singer and dreams of having his own album some day. “First love ko talaga ang music, I can also play the guitar, pero sa ngayon daw, mas mabuti kung tutok muna ako sa acting. But someday, sana mabigyan ako ng album. Kinukuha nga ako ng Universal Records but wala pang permiso ang GMA as of now.”
One thing we notice with Jeric is he looks so much better in person. On screen, he’s not that impressive. Maybe he should get a good stylist or cinematographer to bring out the best in him on screen and make him more photogenic.
‘JERSEY BOYS’ COME TO MANILA
‘JERSEY Boys’ has been filmed before by Clint Eastwood but, sorry to say, this is not one of his better films and he didn’t succeed in effectively transferring the hit Broadway jukebox musical on film. The stage version remains to be more emotionally affecting than the big screen version and this you would have the chance to prove for yourself in the Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group’s production at Meralco Theatre of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning musical from September 23 to October 16.
The show opened in Broadway in 2005 and is still running. It traces how the hit doo wop boyband of the 60s, Four Seasons, was formed. Then we see its rise to stardom and subsequent break up, told from the diverging viewpoints of its own four members who each gives his personal perspective of what happened: four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form an iconic musical act.
The musical’s most popular songs are “(You’re Just Too Good To Be True) Can't Take My Eyes Off You,” “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “Sherry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Working My Way Back to You,” “My Eyes Adored You,” and “December 1963 (Oh What a Night).
Leading the cast is Nyoy Volante in the coveted role of Frankie Valli, the lead vocalist of the Four Seasons. Playing the role of singer-songwriter/keyboardist Bob Gaudio, the last member to join the group, is Asian Pop Superstar Christian Bautista. “The Voice” finalist Nino Alejandro plays the role of Nick Massi, bass player who has a good ear for vocals and helps train Frankie in his singing. Markki Stroem in the role of Tommy DeVito, who helped start the group as the Varietones, goes in and out of prison and later leaves the band because of his debts with a loan shark.
Also in the big powerhouse cast are Jamie Wilson, Bibo Reyes, Nelsito Gomez, Mikkie Bradshaw-Volante, Yanah Laurel, Giannina Ocampo-Van Hoven, Altair Alonso, Steven Conde, Rhenwyn Gabalonzo, Emeline Carmela Guinid, Kendrick Ibasco, Gab Medina, and Timmy Pavino, directed by Bobby Garcia. For tickets, call Tel: (632) 650 5144, www.TicketWorld.com.ph, 891 9999 or Ten Bridges Media Corp. (632) 650 5144.