No one becomes successful in an instant. Some may think that celebrities who are rich and famous by birth already had their futures cut out for them. But this is not always the case.
So before you give up on your dreams, take a look at these 13 celebrities who had humble beginnings before they became our favorite icons:
Before he was dubbed as the “King of Philippine Movies”, Fernando Poe Jr. used to be a stuntman for Everlasting Pictures, a film production company in the country.
Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr., popularly known as Dolphy worked as coachman and a shoe cleaner before he was titled as the “King of Comedy”.
Willie Revillame relates to the people he serves now – the ones who experienced difficult jobs just to have a better life. He used to work as jeepney barker, and has also sold newspapers.
Philippine cinema’s “Superstar” Nora Aunor used to sell mineral water before she decided to join singing contests.
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Cesar Apolinario used to sell cigarettes and candies in the streets to be able to finish his schooling. Years later, Cesar is now one of the country’s respective journalists.
Did you know that the handsome Isko Moreno used to pick garbage just to get by in life? Because of his good looks, he was able to enter showbiz business but now, he chose to serve the people as a politician.
Richard Gomez‘s humble beginnings started as a fastfood chain crew. He was handled by the late Douglas Quijano. He has made more than 50 films since.
Diether Ocampo was discovered in a bar near ABS-CBN where he works as a bartender.
Marvin Agustin’s passion is to cook and have his own restaurant. But before he was able to build one of his own, he used to sell barbeque and halo-halo. He also worked as a mascot and waiter in a fastfood chain.
Who would have thought that a service crew from a pizza chain and a personal driver could someday be famous? That’s how life begins for Jericho Rosales before he joined ‘Mr. Pogi’ in Eat Bulaga.
Coco Martin took the risk of working abroad in Canada and worked as a janitor and waiter.
As for “Pambansang Kamao” Manny Pacquiao‘s humble beginnings, he got involved in various jobs before settling as a professional boxer. He was a construction worker, a fisherman’s assistant, sampaguita vendor, baker, and gardener.
Kim Domingo was discovered during her work as a promo girl for liquor products.
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