-One wrong connotation that some people make towards celebrities is that they're school dropouts or they don't know anything, but acting.
-A lot of people assume that celebrities always had an easy life due to their wonderful fame.
-Sometimes people only look at the exterior, but not on the struggles and hard work that these celebrities went through just to get where they are today.
KAMI learned this inspiring stories of famous celebrities who started out just ordinary, regular employees on PAGE ONE. We celebrate stories of success through consistency, hard work, perseverance, patience, and love in everything that we do. Hence, we round up these 6 celebrities out of 10.
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6. Solenn Huessaff - Makeup Artist
She's a fashion icon and a makeup expert. On Instagram, she's among the most followed celebrities. She's Cassiopeia in the recently concluded GMA TV primetime series, Encantadia. Before she became a popular celebrity, she used to work as a makeup artist. She took fashion studies in Paris.
Here's a makeup video tutorial of her on YouTube.
5. Richard Yap - Businessman
Before he became Papa Chen and Ser Chief, he's a businessman. According to him, his showbiz career has helped a lot in his business as his influence extends farther. He has fast-food franchises.
So, if you haven't seen him on TV, he's probably busy attendign to his business.
Words of wisdom on spending and earning from him on Magandang Buhay.
4. Nora Aunor - Vendor
The iconic superstar who has brought pride to our country for winning numerous international acting awards started from humble beginnings. She sells peanuts and water at a train station.
Nora Aunor in TWBA talking about 8 Best Actress awards in MMFF.
3. Richard Gomez - Service Crew
Before becoming a Bench model and one of the best actors of his generation, Richard Gomez was working as a service crew at McDonald's. He's the tall, dark, and handsome epitome.
Here's an interview of Richard Gomez in Abunda and Aquino Tonight.
2. Jericho Rosales - Fish Vendor
Before he became a household name, Jericho was selling fish. He also worked as a personal driver and a crew member at Greenwich.
A video clip of Jericho Rosales during his Mr. Pogi stint in Eat Bulaga.
1. Marian Rivera - SPED Teacher
She's a teacher specifically a SPED teacher. That is why it is no wonder she's a nurturing mother to Zia, her daughter. She graduated with the degree in Psychology which enabled her to work at the National Institute of Mental Health where she gave out medicine and exams. She also evaluated patients.
Here's an interview of Marian Rivera with Carmina Villaroel in Showbiz Inside Report.
Here's a video of all other celebrities who had regular jobs before they became popular.