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 episode of Kapamilya Snaps, 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 16 Kapamilya stars in this feature actually found fulfilment in pursuing and completing their college degrees.
She may have already enthralled us with her deific beauty, promising acting skills, and boldness in speaking out her mind in some issues, but Liza Soberano made us fall in love with her deeper when she went back to school in 2018 to pursue Psychology in Southville International School and Colleges.
We can probably say that the Make It With You star got inspired by seasoned actress Jodi Sta. Maria, who’s been enrolled in the same institution and program since 2017 and even made it to the Dean’s Lister last semester!
Other Kapamilya actresses who are still completing their college degrees are Miles Ocampo, Alexa Ilacad, Maris Racal, and Sharlene San Pedro.Being a passionate actress that she is, Miles is determined to add another feather on her cap not only as an alumna of Goin’ Bulilit and Luv U and as a promising actress, but as degree holder as well. The Home Sweetie Home cast member initially took up Theater Arts then shifted to Creative Writing, both at University of the Philippines Diliman.
Her bestfriend and fellow Goin’ Bulilit and Luv U alumna Sharlene is also juggling her showbiz duties and student responsibilities as she currently takes up Psychology via AMA Online Education.
She may have a hard time balancing her career and studies, as what she shares on Instagram, yet there’s no stopping Alexa from finishing her Business Administration degree at Treston International College, wherein she’s also a Dean’s Lister!
We all know her as one of the most remarkable products of reality show Pinoy Big Brother and among the most favourite actresses and songstresses of her generation. But, only a few knows that Maris is also on her way to attaining her ambition of becoming a doctor as she’s currently taking up Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at the Trinity University of Asia.
While these Kapamilya celebrities are still burning the midnight candle in pursuit of accomplishing their chosen degrees, the following worked hard in earning theirs in spite of their already flourishing showbiz careers.
As they entered the local entertainment scene at early ages or in their teenage years, Maxene Magalona, Enchong Dee, Kristel Fulgar, Robi Domingo, Erik Santos, Joj and Jai Agpangan, and Tippy Dos Santos had to juggle career with their studies, which they successfully did.
Maxene graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in AB Social Sciences in 2010, the same time with Enchong who’s able to finish his degree in Developmental Studies at De La Salle University, wherein he used to be a decorated varsity swimmer and national athlete as well.
“King of Teleserye Theme Songs” Erik also received his diploma that same year after completing his Dentistry degree from Centro Escolar University.
Three years after his victorious stint in Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus, the “True-Blue Atenean of Quezon City”-turned-“Ang Tambay Sa Bahay Ni Kuya” was able to graduate in 2012 from ADMU with a degree in Health Sciences. Although he’s expected to go to medical school as originally planned, Robi opted to pursue his hosting career.
Starting out as a child star, Kristel had amazingly managed to finish her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication at University of Sto. Tomas in 2015 while juggling it with her showbiz commitments.Despite her busy career, Tippy was able to finish her degree in Family Life and Child Development at UP Di
liman in 2016. And at present, she went on to amaze us with how she’s balancing her life as a singer, actress, host, and law student as she began taking up Law at the same university in 2018.
As their undeniably similar features and personality amuse us ever since their stints in PBB Teen Edition 4 in 2012, twins Joj and Jai Agpangan continue to impress us when they both graduated from UP-Open University with a degree in Education in 2018.
On the other hand, Gretchen Ho and Maricar Reyes-Poon were both already degree holder prior to entering the limelight.
The Umagang Kay Ganda host and former volleybelle, doesn’t only have one, but two major degrees under her belt. She’s able to complete her Management Engineering and Communication degrees from ADMU, while representing the academe in the UAAP as one of its varsity players.
Meanwhile, before becoming one of the country’s seasoned actresses, Maricar already earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at ADMU and continued her Doctor of Medicine course at UST, making her an actual doctor.
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!