These Were the Jobs of These 8 Pinoy Celebrities Before They Entered Showbiz!

Did you know that some of our biggest celebrities in the country now actually had full-time jobs back then, like the rest of us? Some even actually worked hard labor just to make ends meet. Here are some Pinoy celebrities who had common jobs before becoming the big stars they are today!

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8. Carla Abellana

Carla Abellana rose to fame after being cast as the lead actress in the GMA remake of “Rosalinda.” Before showbiz, she was actually working in the HR department of a huge company.

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7. Richard Yap

Richard is known for his role in ABS-CBN’s “Be Careful With My Heart.” But what many don’t know is that Richard was already a businessman even before becoming an actor.

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6. Kim Last

“That’s My Bae” finalist from “Eat Bulaga” Kim Last was actually a kitchen porter and a cook abroad before coming to the Philippines to try his luck in showbiz.

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5. Jak Roberto

GMA Network’s hunk once painted graveyard tombstones in local cemeteries to earn money. He now stars in the network’s teleserye “Kara Mia,” and also starred in the shows “Contessa” and “Meant To Be.”

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4. Richard Gomez

Veteran actor and now politician Richard Gomez used to work as a service crew for a fast food chain.

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3. Diether Ocampo

Actor Diether Ocampo worked as a bartender near ABS-CBN. He was discovered while working there. His most recent work was portraying Apo in ABS-CBN’s “Bagani.”

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2. Jericho Rosales

ABS-CBN’s “Halik” star Jericho Rosales sold fish at a wet market in Marikina before he became an actor. His career started after winning Mr. Pogi (English translation: Mr. Handsome) in the noontime variety television show “Eat Bulaga.”

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1. Pia Wurtzbach

Actress and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach juggled different jobs before as her family’s breadwinner. She worked as a factory worker and waitress during her younger years. She once wrote on Instagram, “I’ve been my family’s breadwinner since I was 11. I’ve worked countless jobs from waiting tables to packing boxes in a paper factory — a testament that I hustled on and never gave up ‘til I reached my dreams.”

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I’ve been my family’s breadwinner since I was 11. I’ve worked countless jobs from waiting tables to packing boxes in a paper factory — a testament that I hustled on and never gave up ‘til I reached my dreams. Being Miss Universe 2015 is a big and beautiful achievement, but being my ultimate is a continuous journey of self discovery, self love, and self care so I can be a vessel to inspire others. I am able to help promote a healthy & balanced lifestyle, AIDS awareness, women empowerment — and these are far more important to me than any crown I could ever receive. When one embraces what’s beautiful: you’re able to be you to the full. #ThisIsMyUltimate #100UltimateWomen @creamsilkph

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Did any of these surprise you? Which actor’s previous job did you find unexpected? Tell us in the comments!






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