Rhian Denise Ramos Howell was of Welsh-Filipino descent who was born in Makati City on October 3, 1990. Her father, Gareth, is a Welsh who worked in a manufacturing company in Thailand. Her mother, on the other hand, is Clara Ramos, a Bicolana.Rhian always knew the she wanted to perform, even if she was still young. She loved to entertain her family during special gatherings. It was also her knack for singing and acting that prompted her to audition for a role in a school play, while she was still in De La Salle Zobel, where she finished her elementary education.
When she was 15, Rhian tried her luck in modeling. Her determination didn’t prove to be in vain, though, because she landed a very important role in a McDonald’s commercial. So striking was her personality that Annette Gozon, a movie producer, really tried to reach her and convinced Rhian to try her luck in show business. It has also helped that she was a niece of the assistant VP of GMA, one of the largest networks in the country. Ida Henares helped her audition for a number of roles in GMA, such as in Captain Barbell.
But Rhian wasn’t sure if stardom is really for her, after she realized that she had just messed up her audition piece for Captain Barbell. Fortunately, the director found so much potential in her that she actually bagged the character of Leah, one of the leading ladies of Richard Gutierrez , who played the title role. It was then followed with the action-packed, nerve-wracking Lupin TV series. Today, you will see her further expand her dramatic abilities as she stars alongside Mark Herras in the TV adaptation of Sharon Cuneta–Gabby Concepcion’s 1980s flick, My Only Love.
Rhian, though, isn’t only limited in the gates of GMA. She is also the host of Mad, Mad, Fun, a segment of Animax Asia. She also acted in the big screen, first playing the character of Monique in The Promise and Ruth in the scary flick, Ouija. You will also see her again together with showbiz industry giants Sharon Cuneta and Robin Padilla . Everything, though, is still in its planning stage.
Amidst the controversies that hound her—for one, being one of the certified flirts in her school or, second, the leading cause in the breakup between her screen partner Richard and his girlfriend, Georgina Wilson—Rhian remains unperturbed. She would rather concentrate on her blossoming career and her philanthropic activities. In fact, she is a fervent supporter of the Red Cross, never crossing the toll gate until she has given something for the organization. She is also busy modeling one of the youth-oriented clothing line, Bobson.
At 17, Rhian also has a good criteria of her ideal man. More than anything, she wants him to be someone she’s known for such a long time. But those guys have to wait. After all, the gal is still busy reaching for her dreams.