One exceptional actress created so much impact in the past year, primarily because of that one character she portrayed that reached stratospheric heights in the entertainment world, social media discussions, and pop culture itself.
The once dainty, reliable best friend or illuminating mother figure drastically shifted to that Iron Lady Daniela, the antagonist hated yet loved and idolized in the top-rating afternoon drama Kadenang Ginto. And, Dimples Romana had since personified such dragon-like, fierce, astute, and dominating stature, more than just wheeling her red luggage on the street.
In this feature, we highlight Dimples and her iconic, empowering, impressive and wide-ranging journey as an artist and showbiz personality.
While many bolted school just chase that showbiz dream, Dimples made sure she won’t undermine her education. As she got her first role as a young supporting actress in Esperanza in 1997, Dimples still continued pursuing her BS Tourism degree at the University of Sto. Tomas.
As a Thomasian, Dimples even served as a UAAP courtside reporter for her alma mater in 2002.
In the next two decades, she gained the attention and admiration in the entertainment industry in her rise as a bankable actress. She starred in such teleseryes as Ang Panday, Lobo, 100 Days to Heaven, Mara Clara, And I Love You So, The Greatest Love, and Bagani.
But Kadenang Ginto made her a household name, and likewise a viral social media sensation with her every utterance, and of course that iconic photo of her pulling her luxurious rolling luggage in her glam red gown at a filthy, ordinary sidestreet.
Her portrayal of Daniela was talk of the town, as even a simple twitch of the brow pretty much affected, annoyed, and amused its hordes of viewers. Her actions were foul and words were detestable, but we all loved her presence all the more.
Yet, even if he is that feisty and controlling as a fictional character, Dimples is charming, down-to-earth, and kind. She’s been a loyal friend to fellow celebrities as well, including Angel Locsin and Bea Alonzo, who both appeared in cameos on Kadenang Ginto.
Indeed, Dimples is one great example of an empowered woman, who would set an example for women to become the best versions of themselves.
Watch more of Dimples in the special Woman of the Day video feature.