Since 2018, one teleserye character gripped our living rooms, social media feeds, and even chats at work. Not only because of her striking appearance and haunting presence in viral photos and clips from the show, but also, most importantly, her brilliant and cunning dramatic performances on each episode of Kadenang Ginto.
As we approach the final few days of the stirring afternoon drama, who does not know or at least familiar with that woman in a stunning red gown pulling her luxurious rollaboard suitcase at a filthy side street? Daniela Mondragon, impeccably played by Dimples Romana, is as endearing and unforgettable as she is loathsome and cursed on the top-rating show.
What’s exceptional about her characterization is that while you hate her aggression and cruelty, you sympathize with her being the strong woman and mother figure that she is. Daniela seems to be the modern woman ladies identify with, and that speaks volumes about how successful the role touched and riled everyone.
The biggest factor is certainly how Dimples personified Daniela on screen. She struck an impressive balance of relatability and vileness that even led to an unexpected a kilig ship of antagonists with Joko Diaz’s Hector. Also, her clout widened to unexpected reach, with even an innocent kid mimicking her lines on YouTube that made millions watch.
Indeed, Daniela will certainly be one of the most memorable teleserye antagonists ever. To mark this sterling accomplishment, here are ten of Daniela’s most hated kontrabida scenes in this Kapamilya Toplist.