LOOK: How misfortune as a kid didn’t stop Julia Montes from dreaming and making it big in showbiz

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.

Raised by a deaf single mother and her grandmother, Julia Montes had the misfortune of growing up without her German father by her side after he left her when she was still a baby.  But this didn’t stop a very young Julia from dreaming of making it big, as she participated in auditions that eventually landed her a role in Goin’ Bulilit.

WATCH: Cute and hilarious appearances of a young Julia Montes on Goin Bulilit

From her being a kid cast member of the comedy gag show, Julia would graduate to the big leagues, first taking her career-defining breakthrough role of Clara del Valle in the 2010 remake of the classic teleserye Mara Clara. After which she would become a top leading lady of several grand teleseryes, including Walang Hanggan, Ikaw Lamang, Doble Kara, and Asintado. She last appeared in the weekly series 24/7. 

WATCH: How Julia Montes has proven her versatility, brilliance as an actress through the years

She is now one of the most sought-after and admired leading ladies in the industry.

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

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