The same way characters in movies or teleseryes hold rich stories to tell, the stars behind them also have their own. Kapamilya actors and actresses are exposed to various experiences, people, and even challenges and some of them wish to impart the lessons or helpful tips they’ve learned along the way.
In this Kapamilya Snaps feature, meet the celebs who ventured into publishing their own books!
Unkabogable star Vice Ganda may be a superstar now with his widely loved comedic talent and regular hosting gig on It’s Showtime, but he came from humble beginnings. In his book published in 2019, “Tutoy: Ang Fantastic Kwento ng Vaklang Twoooo” he shared his childhood experiences that molded him into the person he is today. A few years back, Vice also published “President Vice: Ang Bagong Panggulo ng Pilipinas,” which compiled hilarious jokes and punchlines that he’s known for.
While Maalaala Mo Kaya host Charo Santos-Concio reads stories of the show’s letter-senders, she herself delivers her life story in her book “My Journey: The Story of An Unexpected Leader.” Readers get an inspiring look into how she worked her way from being a simple probinsyana to becoming the president of ABS-CBN in 2008 to 2016.
Huwag Kang Mangamba star Enchong Dee is also known as the “friendly budgetarian” on his YouTube channel. Despite the fame and wealth he may have collected over the years, he always made it a point to be financially conscious. In 2018, he put that knowledge and his love for travelling together by publishing his book, “Basta Trip Mo.” He detailed there his favorite affordable destinations in Asia as well as travel advice for tourists on a budget.
Veteran actress Judy Ann Santos eventually realized her deep passion for cooking, so she took a culinary course at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies back in 2006. Wanting to take her love for cooking further, she pursued opening her own chain of restaurants with her husband, Ryan Agoncillo. Aside from that, she also shared with fans, fellow moms, and aspiring chefs her beloved recipes in her cookbook, “Judy Ann’s Kitchen.”
Not many may know, but fierce actress Arci Muñoz also loves to cook. Arci gladly shared with the world her recipes in the cookbook “Cheat Days.” What’s unique about her cookbook also is that she gave it a “hugot” twist with her recipes being titled like “The Pagkain Lang Ang Shine-Share, Hindi (Ex) Jowa Recipe, Cajun Shrimp Tacos.”
Dimples Romana is not just idolized as an actress because many admire her as a mother too. Netizens follow her on her social media accounts to learn more about how she runs her household and mother her kids. By 2019, the Huwag Kang Mangamba star documented her best advice for parenting, finding peace, and other valuable things in the book “Dimp’s Tips.” Being a culinary arts graduate, she also inserted some of her best recipes.
Television host Bianca Gonzales is an icon for many because she stands firmly for advocacies she cares about. Through the years, she has had several life experiences that both young and old people might be able to gain lessons from. In 2014, she published “Paano Ba ‘To?!” which detailed her personal advice on love, self-confidence, and more.
King of Talk Boy Abunda has probably interviewed thousands of people. The narratives he has been able to listen to and collect over the years are truly something that many more people need to hear. In his published book “Make Your Nanay Proud,” he tells an anthology of stories celebrating a mother’s unconditional love. It was written as a special homage to mothers everywhere, including his own.
Multi-talented celebrity sisters Toni and Alex Gonzaga have been through some ups and downs, not just in showbiz but also in their personal lives. While people enjoy the fun stories they have as sisters growing up with dreams of becoming stars, the challenges that come along with them are something more special to behold. They revealed such wonderful anecdotes in their 2018 book “Sissums.”
Conversations of real-life besties Solenn Huesaff and Georgina Wilson must have nuggets of wisdom and interesting insights here and there. Their iconic lifestyle is also something many fans aspire for. The two celebs give an inside look of their life and their own takes on relatable topics like love, friendship, and food in their collab book, “Besties.”
All of these books shed a different light on our favorite celebs. Which book would you want to read first?