Talent means nothing without the hard work. These exact words could be applied to these celebrities who were not born actors, singers or models. Many of the personalities we know and love began their careers from very humble beginnings. Curious to know what your favorite celebrities’ jobs were before becoming the stars they are now? Learn about the previous jobs of your idols before entering the showbiz industry, as compiled by GMA.
Check out them out below.
Before she earned the title “Asia’s Fantasy,” the smoking hot Kim Domingo was a promo girl for a liquor company. Today, she is the one of most in demand actress in the Kapuso network.
Ahley Rivera a.k.a Petra Mahalimuyak
She used to work at cellphone store in Las Vegas, Nevada before becoming a Youtube celebrity and a comedy actress.
According to PBA player Marc Pingris, he used to be a fish vendor, who earned 20 pesos a day. To add an extra income, he also to sell “ice buko” during weekends.
Before landing a leading role in the Filipino remake of “My Love From The Stars,” Gil Cuerva was a runaway model.
Track and Field was the reason why he went to the Philippines. Today, he is an upcoming actor in the Kapuso network. His previous television project was “Meant To Be.”
When Jak Roberto was featured in “Tunay Na Buhay,” he admitted that he was a tombstone maker before joining the cast of “Meant To Be.”
Perhaps one of the most recognizable rags-to-riches Filipino stories, Manny’s rise to the top didn’t come easy. Before becoming a politician and world-renowned boxer, Manny Pacquiao tried many different odd job including: construction worker, Sampaguita vendor, baker and the likes to help his family.
Coco Martin was a waiter and janitor in Canada. Today, he is one of the most decorated action stars of his generation.
Jericho used to be a crew service of a pizza restaurant and a personal driver.
Before he was an actor and restaurateur, Marvin Agustin was a food vendor and a waiter. He even wore mascots costumes for extra income.
He used to work as a bartender near ABS-CBN before entering the showbiz. In fact he was discovered by talent scouts who often went there.
Richard Gomez was discovered while working as service crew of a fast-food restaurant. He is now busy being a politician.
According to the actor, many fans don’t know that he used to be a garbage collector before entering showbiz and politics.
Broadcast journalist Cesar Apolinario used all his earnings by selling candies and cigarettes in order to finish college.
Superstar Nora Aunor used to sell water near a train station before earning the title “The Grand Dame of Philippine Cinema.”
In order to earn money, Willie Revillame was a jeep barker and newspaper boy. Today, he is the host of “Wowowin.”
The late ‘Comedy King” Dolphy used to be a coachman and shoe cleaner before he introduced Filipinos to his legendary comedic antics.
Fernando Poe Jr.
With the skills he learned from being a stunt man, Fernando Poe Jr. helped him to become the “King of Philippine Cinema.”
What can you say about these celebrities’ jobs before they became famous? Do you know any other celebrities who had previous jobs before entering showbiz? Share your thoughts, reactions, and opinions in the comment section below!