Almost every one of us surely looks up to at least one celebrity, either local or international, due to their mesmerizing beauty, unmistakable prowess, and impressive wit and eloquence that they exude on-and-off-cam.
But in this Kapamilya gallery, your admiration to some of the most popular and well-loved ABS-CBN talents will definitely amplify as they’ve set as great examples of further pursuing our other aspirations and becoming the best versions of ourselves through education in spite of the obstacles and hardships we’re going to encounter along the way.
While many of us have assumed that they’re already contented with the fame and fortune being a celebrity has brought them, the 14 Kapamilya stars in this feature actually found fulfilment in pursuing and completing their college degrees.
Alexa Ilacad and Kristel Fulgar started their acting careers as child stars. But they never forgot about their education. Earlier this March 2022, Alexa shared that she finally got her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Treston International College. Meanwhile, Kristel opted to take a break from the spotlight and become a full-time college student at the University of Santo Tomas studying Communication Arts. She eventually graduated with Batch 2015.
Michelle Vito and Erik Santos successfully balance work and school. In March 2021, Michelle announced on social media that she finally bagged her diploma in Human Resources Management from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. On the other hand, Erik earned his college degree in Psychology from Centro Escolar University in 2010.
Former Pinoy Big Brother housemates Robi Domingo and twins Joj and Jai Agapangan all completed their college degrees after joining show business. Robi, who is now mainstay host of PBB, has a degree in Health Sciences from the Ateneo De Manila University. Although he originally planned to continue to medical school, he opted to pursue hosting. As for the Agapangan twins, they successfully finished school at the University of the Philippines Open University. The two eventually earned their degree in Education in 2019.
Enchong Dee and Christian Bables both fulfilled their college journeys before pursuing a career in show business. Enchong has a bachelor’s degree in Developmental Studies from De La Salle University. Aside from this, he was also a decorated varsity swimmer. He was even recruited to join the national team to represent the country in different international competitions. Meanwhile, Christian was actually discovered by one of his professors at De La Salle University Dasmariñas, where he took up Communication Arts.
Siblings Janine and Diego Gutierrez may belong to one of the biggest showbiz clans in the Philippines, they still value their education. Janine has a degree in European Studies from Ateneo De Manila University while Diego has a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from University of Asia and Pacific.
Despite their age and already successful careers, Jodi Sta. Maria and Boy Abunda both recognized the importance of an education and went back to school.
Jodi is one of the most talented and experienced actresses in the industry. Behind the scenes, she is also a single mother to her teenage son Thirdy. But one of her biggest achievements today is finally graduating college. She earned her degree in Psychology from Southville International School and College in June 2021 at 39 years old.
Tito Boy has rightfully earned the title of the King of Talk. But behind the fame and fortune, his life story is truly admirable. Before entering show business, he worked as a salesman of encyclopedias and fire extinguishers as well as a server and assistant cook. After finding success as a talk show host, Tito Boy went back to school to earn his degree in Communication Arts at the Philippine Women’s University. But he did not stop there. In 2011, he earned a master’s degree in Communication. By 2016, he had a doctorate in Social Development.
May these Kapamilya stars inspire you to keep on going and pursuing your dreams whatever circumstances you have to go through in attaining the success you’ve been aspiring for!