Ellen Adarna has officially passed on the Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl title to no other than her co-star at ABS-CBN’s sexy afternoon series, Pasion de Amor: Arci Muñoz.
Arci’s much-awaited introduction as the 2016 calendar girl was held on Tuesday at the Sequoia Hotel in Quezon City. She now joined the ranks of popular beauty queens, models and actresses who have graced Ginebra San Miguel’s calendars including two-time calendar girl Marian Rivera (2009 and 2014), Anne Curtis (2011), Solenn Heussaff (2012), Georgina Wilson (2013), Angelica Panganiban (2007), and of course, Ellen for 2015.
“Being part of the Ginebra San Miguel family is such a big honor and privilege,” said Arci. “I had fun during the photo shoot because our concept for the calendars showed who I am behind the camera. The calendars are actually a sneak peek into my life. Not many people know that I am athletic, that I work out and play basketball. I am a rocker but I also love girly things like fashion.”
According to GSMI vice president and marketing manager Nelson Elises, they chose for she embodies the characters of Ginebra San Miguel—“strong, versatile and resilient.”
He added, “She is a complete package. She’s got the beauty and the brains. She is multi-faceted. She’s a singer, an actress and a model. Truly, ‘ganado sa buhay’ and definitely one of the country’s most talented, and hottest up and coming artists.”
Arci, a College of Theater Arts graduate from the University of the Philippines, entered show business in 2005 via a talent reality search. Since then, she has appeared in several television projects, and is currently the lead vocalist of the rock band Philia.
In 2008, she represented the Philippines in the prestigious Asia Supermodel Competition. But her biggest TV break came earlier this year when she landed the lead role in the top-rating drama series Pasion de Amor on ABS-CBN. She is also slated to appear in the upcoming movie Etiquette for Mistresses.
Calendar Girl was launched in 1988, and since then, consumers look forward to who will be given the sexy title. Other memorable beauties who posed for the calendar were former beauty queens Anjanette Abayari (1994), Alma Concepcion (1995) and Michelle Aldana (1998); former movie stars and TV personalities Janna Victoria (1999), Patricia Javier (2000), singer Geneva Cruz (2001), Rica Peralejo (2002), Aubrey Miles (2003), Belinda Bright and Maricar De Mesa (2004).
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