After conquering the universe as the first-ever Filipina to clinch the Miss Universe crown in 1969, Ms. Gloria Diaz is set to mesmerize us anew with her ageless beauty as the newest addition to the stellar ensemble of Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Los Bastardos. She plays the role of Consuelo Cuevas, who is actually the long-lost wife of Don Roman Cardinal (Ronaldo Valdez), Soledad de Jesus-Cardinal.
She is the legitimate Cardinal matriarch admired by everyone in the hacienda because of her palpable compassion and unmistakable competence in assisting her husband in running their continuously growing venture. The envious Alba (Roxanne Barcelo) attempted to kill her and their firstborn Roman Jr. as a massive landslide in the midst of the torrential typhoon engulfed her. It turned out Soledad (who was then portrayed by Cristine Reyes) survived but lost her memory.
Fortunately, a man by the name of Don Cuevas (Teroy Guzman) found her wandering in the countryside, scruffy and disconcerted, then saved her and took her with him. He took care of her since she was a few weeks pregnant by that time and sustained bruises and injuries from what seemed to be an attempted murder, and vowed to treat her child as his own although Soledad only considered him as a friend. Since she wasn’t able to remember who she really was, he gave her the name Consuelo and even his surname.
Furthermore, Don Cuevas also painstakingly investigated about her background and discovered that her former husband is the influential haciendero Don Roman Cardinal who’s now living with a new family. Unaware of Alba’s role in her predicament, he assumed that Roman was abusive so she ran away from him. Thinking that she’s possibly in great danger, he decided to take her and Lorenzo away from the Philippines and migrated to Los Angeles, California to protect her and start a new life.
In this gallery, Gloria exudes the elegance and sophistication she brandishes all the time, proving that she’s indeed still a queen. However, instead of wearing a Miss Universe sash, she is carrying gleaming band with “Mrs. Cardinal” emblazoned on it.
When is her character going to cross paths again with the man to whom her heart only beats for? Let’s find out in the upcoming episodes of PHR Presents: Los Bastardos weekdays on Kapamilya Gold after Kadenang Ginto.