A lot of people consider show business as the and all and be all of careers. People think that once you land a consistent career in television, things would be a lot easier and that you can afford whatever it is you would like to have. True enough, being a celebrity has a lot of perks, but it’s not always just diamonds and glitters for everyone.
Showbiz can take a toll on one’s life, which is why it’s no longer surprising that some of the celebrities we know decided to pursue a career outside of the screen. Take a look at this list of celebrities who quit the fame and glory in exchange of a normal life.
1. Steve Dailisan
Former 24 Oras reporter, now a licensed pilot.
2. Jewel Mische
Former Starstruck Ultimate survivor, now a doting mom to her daughter Aislah Rose.
3. AJ Dee
Brother to Enchong Dee. Former TV Idol finalist, now a Norway based blogger.
4. RJ Padilla
Daniel Padilla’s half brother. Former comedian and a regular on Bubble Gang. Now working in Australia as a fork-lift operator.
5. Beth Tamayo
After leaving the country, and show business in 2008, she has moved to the US and is now working as an office administrator.
6. Kim Delos Santos
Part of T.G.I.S’ original cast and was also popular in her show Anakarenina with her on-screen partner Dino Guevarra. Now working as a Dialysis Nurse in New Jersey.
7. Bettina Carlos
The former “Idol sa Kusina” host has left showbiz to raise her daughter Gummy. She now works as a columnist for the Manila Times and is a proprietor of her own bakery, Baked Bites by ABC.
8. CJ Muere
Starstruck Season 2’s First Prince has decided to pursue a career in the medical field and is now working as a Dentist.
9. Red Sternberg
Former casted in T.G.I.S and has had multiple barkada movies, but decided to quit showbiz and is now working as a Corporate Director for Housekeeping at By The Sea Residences Inc.
10. Nancy Castigione
Popularly known as Lucky Manzano’s ex-girlfriend and Star Circle Quest’s initial season host, she now works as a Business Development Manager at Sharp Insurance.
Apart from these 10, there are also a lot more other celebrities who followed their lead. They are:
11. Serena Dalrymple
13. Yves Gonzalez
14. Chantal Umali
15. RR Herrera
16. Tom Taus
17. Dindin Larrena
18. LA Lopez
19. January Isaac
We have nothing but respect to these people who have chosen the humbler path and has contributed to the betterment of society through their day jobs.