One of the most phenomenal antagonists of 2019 is Daniela Mondragon a.k.a “Oh Dani Girl” from one of ABS-CBN’s best running afternoon primetime series – Kadenang Ginto. You could either be smiling right now or fuming with anger each time you remember every scene and every line that comes out of her mouth. While that’s a role being portrayed, everyone will definitely agree on how Dimples Romana pulled it off as Beauty Gonzales’ (Romina Mondragon) greatest nightmare.
Without even thinking if such a character really exists in real life, most of us Filipinos have already allowed ourselves to be affected by her role. It’s funny how her memes circled around social media in no time – with her in a red dress, black purse, red suitcase, sophisticated black heels plus that red lipstick. I’m sure you remember. You’ll laugh and hate her all at the same time.
So today, I have listed down 13 among heaps of reasons why most of the Filipinos who are KGfied HATES “Oh Dani Girl”. Read on.
1. She wears red lipstick.
— La Arnee ✨💋 (@laarneemanigo) September 5, 2019
Well, her character wasn’t that worse yet in the early weeks of KG. Her pale lips made her look calm that we didn’t hate her so much just yet.
But maybe, ALL antagonists have to really wear red lipstick. It could be MATTE knowing that this b**ch never settles for less. There’s something with her red lips that adds more character to her being Daniela. She succeeds in intimidating the people around her, even us!
2. Her eyes give so much justice to “If looks could kill.”
As soon as anyone pisses her off especially poor Romina and Cassie, her eyes definitely give justice “If looks could kill”. Well, there’d be lots of them already if she could! It scares people around her too! You naughty DaniGirl!
3. She’s so obsessed with Carlos.
She is an epitome of “martyrdom.” By far, she has allowed herself to do so much for Carlos. We know that you can do so much for love. But is it really love or is it because she knows that her husband still has his eyes on Romina all these years?
Perhaps all antagonists are made vulnerable by love and family. Daniela just does so much, and we can’t help but roll our eyes in disgust.
4. She praises money.
Oh Dani Girl has always been about the money. From day one, she already assumed that the world was on one of her palms being the only daughter of THE Robert Mondragon, then the CEO of Camila Sardines.
She’d do anything for money even if it meant ruining people’s lives. Until now, she keeps a secret just because she thinks that she’ll lose power if the money she stole from Romina and Cassie will be taken away from her.
You can shake your head in disbelief all you want.
— 🌻Jamila Matusalem🌻 (@jamila_matuuuuu) February 25, 2019
5. She breathes so much contempt.
Her solutions to problems will always be beneath consideration. The moment that she opens her mouth, especially when she’s fuming with anger, expect that contempt will send her surroundings the chills. She has little respect for anyone because she’s “Daniela Mondragon.” The bravest boss by far firing lots of people without due process! Is she trying to replace Maleficent?! You made our eyebrows raise right there Oh Dani!
6. She belittles ANYONE even poor Savvy.
Well, no one is ever exempted with her wrath, especially when she says she doesn’t care! She sends goosebumps even to her best friend Savvy and insults them too! It’s all because she’s stubborn like that. And oh, she hates the poor, too!
Sometimes, the olds would even ask “Tama ba pagpapalaki ng mga magulang nito sa kanya?”
Bad girl, Oh Dani!
7. She pretension for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
She lives in pretension. Yes, you can always say it’s because she’s protecting what’s important for her, but that’s eating her out too! She can pretend 24/7, 7 days a week and do her best to twist a situation in her favor. The only thing she can’t hide is her love for her family and of course – her dark soul. (*eyes rolling)
8. Guilt is not in her dictionary, PRIDE is.
She only apologizes to Carlos and Marga. Despite her being caught guilty of a crime, she makes sure that she keeps her pride intact. Oh Dani won’t care if she spends a lot – no she won’t. Remember that episode when she threw a party despite the loss in their business? Tsk. Poor DaniGirl.
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— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) September 2, 2019
9. She gets away with a lot of things.
Because she’s never guilty, she’s able to blame other people for her shortcomings – well, sometimes they’re already “LONG” considering the crimes she’s been involved just to make sure Romina and Cassie’s lives are miserable. Well, it’s all because she has money and she doesn’t care if it goes to waste for her to get away with whatever it is.
10. She influences Marga big time.
Because she also deserves to be considered to have a “twisted, psychotic, delusional little head” (Anne Curtis to Andi Eigenmann – A Secret Love Affair), she makes sure her child is just the same as her. She mirrors Marga’s stubborn personality. Well, yeah, like mother, like daughter indeed.
11. She lets Romina piss her off.
Romina’s success is Oh Dani Girl’s pain. She is a perfect epitome of those whose characters are never happy for others. Well, especially for Dani when she always blames either Cassie or Romina for every single misfortune that happens in her life, and that actually pisses her off all the time. Her gold chain will eventually choke her in no time.
12. She orders people around like slaves.
Well, she thinks people are programmable that she can boss them around according to what she wants. If they can’t live it up to her expectations, she’d turn into a dragon and blast fire into anyone of them. While that isn’t surprising, she is successful at letting people clench their fists in anger while watching the show! After all, she is “Daniela MonDRAGON”.
— Madel❤️ (@madelramooos) September 3, 2019
13. She is user-friendly.
While Hector is head over heels for her, our main b**ch isn’t. She instead uses him to commit crimes for her in her never-ending quest to make Romina suffer. She is definitely great at taking advantage of people so she can get what she wants, and she thinks she’s smart like that. How quaint Oh Dani!
There’s so much hate from top till bottom, right? But for sure, you’re nodding in agreement and smiling as you read through each one of them. She deserves a standing ovation with resounding applause – because after all, “She’s not Daniela Mondragon for nothing.”
Yes, our main bitch played by one of Philippine Television’s finest – Dimples Romana has again proven her prowess in acting particularly being the Philippines’ Queen Antagonist for 2019. Beauty Gonzales has also been doing such a great job. They’re both intensifying each other’s characters.
The pilot episode of Kadenang Ginto, which was launched in October 2018, was uploaded by ABS-CBN Entertainment on Youtube and had by far gotten 3.7 million views. The most recent rating check from PEP this August 2019 says that KG still won at 24% over GMA’s newest primetime offer Prima Donna with 12.9% according to Kantar Media-TNS (Total Philippines (Urban & Rural)).
How about you, have you been KGfied just yet?