- Before they even became superstars in the world of Philippine show business, they used to have regular jobs that you never thought they had.
-These are the well-known celebrities, singers, actors, hosts, and endorsers who had odd jobs, something that you'll never think they're involved with.
KAMI is tracking down these 8 famous celebrities from the 8list.ph site. We want to remind everyone that with perseverance and patience, you will get to where you want to be just like these popular celebrities.
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Here are the top 8 famous celebrities and their unusual jobs before becoming popular celebrities in no particular order.
8. Willie Revillame - Bodyguard / Hawi-Boy
Before becoming a popular noontime show host and a generous game show host, Willie Revillame was Randy Santiago's hawi-boy. The latter means personal assistant-bodyguard. He served as a human barricade for his friend whenever crowds swarm around the latter. After which, he began as a comedian sidekick before becoming one of the big stars in the industry.
7.Dolphy - Different Peculiar Jobs
The late comedy king had different odd jobs before he even became a legend in the industry. He started selling peanuts and butong-pakwan in the theaters of Tondo when he was a young boy. After which, he was shining shoes and collecting used bottles as well as sewing buttons at a pants factory and lugging boxes at the pier. He was even involved in driving a calesa.
6.Dingdong Dantes - A Backup Dancer
Before he became the Dingdong Dantes that he is today, and before even breaking the ground in T.G.I.S, he was a member of an all-male dance group, the Abztract Dancers. They used to perform regularly in Eat Bulaga, and That's Entertainment.
5. Ely Buendia - Copywriter
Before becoming a popular rock icon in the industry, Ely Buendia worked as a humble copywriter. Before becoming the famous lead vocalist of Eraserheads, he was writing for BMG Pilipinas just right after dropping out from a film school. He was writing press releases for artists like Martin Nievera and Sharon Cuneta.
4.Ai-Ai de las Alas - Saleslady
Before she became the Box Office Queen and the Comedy Concert Queen, she was a department store's saleslady. She also had a chance to work at the Department of Foreign Affairs for a short time before even making people laugh in the comedy bars.
3. Joey de Leon - Film Developing Lab Assistant & Radio Announcer
Before becoming one of the biggest legends in the industry, Joey de Leon started working as a film developing lab's assistant. Then during the 1960s, he became a radio announcer despite being an architecture major. As a radio announcer, he was doing voice work in between talk shows.
2. Piolo Pascual - Emergency Room Staff
Piolo Pascual is a graduate of Physical Therapy, and when he became 18 years old, he worked as an admission desk in an emergency room in a hospital in Los Angeles where his mother worked too. Aside from this, he also worked as a waiter and a security guard before becoming the Ultimate Leading Man, heartthrob, and the best actor that he is today.
1. Coco Martin- An OFW Janitor
Before he even became the most popular Probinsyano actor, he was an OFW janitor in Alberta, Canada. He was working in a bingo parlor. Coco even stated that he had to wake up at 1 AM, so he can reach at his workplace by 2 AM. In this way, he still has a time to clean up the place before the place opens again at 7 AM.
Coco was cleaning toilet stalls before he became one of the wealthiest celebrities in the country.
These artists only proved that when you persevere, work hard, and have the right amount of patience, and attitude, you'll get to where you want to be in life.
After all, great things don't come easy.