Arci Muñoz may have been popular due to the antagonist roles she played in various television dramas in various networks for the longest time.
You may have also seen her being such a rakista while singing her heart out as the lead vocalist in a rock band, Philia.
But honestly, real life Arci is a far cry from the evil roles she portrays in television or the rock star persona she wears as a musician. Arci, the real person, is so much more than that. Read on to understand her duality and the depth of her personality!
Arci was born Ramona Cecilia Datuin Muñoz on January 12, 1989 in Quezon City, Philippines. She got her Theater Arts degree from the University of the Philippines.
STARSTRUCK AND CAREER BEGINNINGS
Arci’s ticket to showbusiness was with the reality artista search at GMA Network, Starstruck. She joined the in 2005 but failed to win the grand prize. Although she was not proclaimed the ultimate survivor, her stage charisma and budding acting talents were already noticed. She was signed in as a talent at the GMA Artist Center from 2006 to 2010.
Her acting debut after Starstruck was with the 2006 drama “Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat”, playing the role of Chantal. From then on, she played various supporting roles in the television dramas “Bakekang”, “Princess Charming”, “Ako Si Kim Samsoon”, “Ngayon At Kailanman” and “Langit Sa Piling Mo”.
CHANGING MANAGEMENTS AND OTHER PROJECTS
After staying with GMA Artist Center for many years, she transferred to various managements such as with Talent5, Viva Artist Agency, ABS CBN Entertainment and Star Magic Philippines. Looking at her choices, these transfers allowed her to work on more flexible projects that showcased her versatility and talent as an actress.
She managed to land her first lead role in the hit television show “Felina: Prinsesa ng mga Pusa” in 2012. After this huge break, she had maintained her leading lady status in various projects from the networks TV5 and ABS CBN.
TRANSITION TO MOVIE LEAD ACTRESS
Arci. Although prolific with television projects, does not accept movie roles easily. In her 15 year career in showbusiness, she has 12 movies under her movie acting portfolio. Her first movie debut was with “The Fighting Chefs” under Viva Films.
Since she moved to ABS-CBN, she starred in a number of remarkable lead roles in films like Always Be My Maybe, Can We Still Be Friends, Extra Service, Camp Sawi, Last Fool Show and Open.
Arci is currently playing the role of Samantha Agoncillo in the drama action series “Walang Hanggang Paalam”. It was aired first in September 28, 2020 in The Filipino Channel. She stars alongside Angelica Panganiban, Paulo Avelino, and Zanjoe Marudo. She replaced Nadine Lustre and Julia Montes after both actress backed out from the project.
Arci in person has such a bubbly but badass personality. If you check her Instagram page (ramonathornes), you can see her passion for dressing up, particularly during Halloween season.
You can also see her rocking the stage as the vocalist for the rock band, Philia. And, not many know, that she is a sergeant for the Philippine Air Force. How badass is that??
If you don’t like her enough after all the things you’ve read, then I’ll say one last thing. She is also an ARMY. Yes, this talented individual stans one of the greatest Korean group of all time – BTS. You can see her collecting their merch, going to their concerts and just simply fan girling about them. Great taste in music, huh!