Let’s admit it. Working in the showbiz industry as a sought-after celebrity pays well, often more than a corporate executive’s earnings for a year. But before these celebrities became famous and graced our TV screens, they were also students like you. They might not have experienced flunking subjects, but at least they also went through hell weeks in college.
Here’s a list of 10 celebrities who went to college, studied under terror professors, slaved for school works, and eventually, earned their degrees.
Born to a family of actors and actresses, Janine finished her studies first before joining the family business. She graduated with a degree in European Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Rocco was a StarStruck alumnus after appearing in commercials as a model. But did you know that he is a registered nurse in 2009, and was a graduate from Mapua Institute of Technology in Makati.
Largely identified as the Coca-Cola girl, Nikki juggled her hosting duties, modeling, singing career and studies. She finished her degree in English Literature from Ateneo de Manila University.
Robi came from a family of doctors so it was no surprise that he took up Health Sciences at the prestigious Ateneo de Manila University. But his medicine studies took a backseat after becoming a regular host with the Kapamilya network.
More than just a pretty face, Carla finished her degree in psychology from the De La Salle University as a cum laude. It’s no mean feat for a sought-after actress who balanced her work and studies.
Dingdong might’ve been the most successful Kapuso talent you’ll ever see, but he wasn’t done yet, until he finished his degree in Business Administration, majoring in marketing management at Western Negros University.
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Singer actress Julie Anne didn’t let shooting engagements and singing gigs stop her from taking up communication arts at Angelicum College in Quezon City. She graduated in May 2016.
Despite her infamous “I am Psychology” quip, showbiz royalty Marian actually graduated from the De La Salle University Dasmarinas with the degree Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
She might be playing the role of yaya but you’ll be surprised at how rich Maine is. Completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management major in Culinary Arts at De La Salle – College of St. Benilde was no peanuts.
Who would’ve thought that sharp-tongued comedian Vice Ganda wanted to become a lawyer? He wanted to be the first openly gay prosecutor so he finished his political science degree at the Far Eastern University.
Which of these celebrities do you look up to? Were you surprised that they finished their college degrees? Post your reactions on the comments section below!