LOOK: Coco Martin’s inspiring rise from doing odd jobs to becoming country’s Primetime King

For a lot of celebrities, rising to fame wasn’t easy. They had to endure immense hardship, even the shackles of poverty, before making it big. They had to start working at a very young age, juggling their time in between projects.

Through their hardwork, talent, and persistence, with the help of the good people around them as well, they are able to achieve the success and lush life they have now. All their sacrifices have paid off, giving their families a better and brighter future.

Primetime King Coco Martin had been your typical, street-smart everyday Juan who would struggle to make both ends meet with whatever job he can find. He would work as a flyer distributor, waiter, barista, janitor, OFW and other odd jobs all his life, until he got a break in independent cinema with provocative roles that drew wide acclaim. He would then get bit roles on TV before landing lead characters in teleseryes and movies. Currently, he is the main star and director of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, which became the country’s most watched TV program.

LOOK: Coco Martin’s Teleserye Journey

When Coco reached the pinnacle of his career, he did not forget to share their blessings with other people and keep his feet on the ground. He utilized his popularity and talent to inspire everyone to never give up on our dreams and never cease believing in ourselves.

Here’s Coco and the inspirational transformation we should all emulate.