A-List celeb gets serious with car racing
A mythical goddess, vindicated sweet underdog, liberated lesbian, psychotic killer—you name it, Rhian Ramos has played them all since her first foray into acting as Richard Gutierrez’ leading lady in Captain Barbell.
Discovered by GMA Network from a TV commercial, Ramos has evolved into a fine actress and is currently engaging viewers with her version of a Vilma Santos persona Clara in the adaptation of the movie Sinungaling Mong Puso on the small screen.
Besides acting, her knack for fashion and desire to help the new breed of local designers is evident on her website Skilleto where she shares her new finds as well as her other interests. Her passion for food is also given a break through GMA Network’s Taste Buddies, which she co-hosts with Solenn Heussaff.
The sultry looker was also proclaimed by online media entity Philippine Edition as the Most Beautiful Filipina of 2016 when she garnered the most number of votes from followers, readers and fans of the entertainment website; that’s soon after she graced the anniversary cover of the newly-formatted FHM against European landscapes for a backdrop, creating picture perfect pages.
Adding much color to the multiple hats this Fil-British stunner wears, however, is car racing. Admitting she never knew how to drive a car until lately, she struggled with the shift stick when she finally forced herself to go behind the wheel.
Finding a different thrill in driving, she pushed forward, decided to train and compete as a race car driver, and has since amassed nine awards from the Philippine Motorsports and PhilMiniRacers Classic Mini Racing, including a first runner-up finish in the Classic Mini Expert B Class Category (Leg 4) in August.
Her interest and love for car racing also paved the way for her Shell V Power and Shell Helix endorsements, as well as hosting a car show together with Sam YG called Full Throttle on cable network Fox.
Asked what she has up her sleeve for the remaining months of her triumphant 2016, she simply told The Manila Times, “I’ll just keep going on high gear.”