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9 Filipino Celebrities with Humble Beginnings prior to becoming Famous

  • List of nine celebrities who used to live like normal people, but today they have become the center of people’s attention.
  • They are the examples of ‘rags-to-riches’ individuals who worked hard, climbed all the way from the bottom to the top.

Not all celebrities were been born with a silver spoon their mouths, but their roads to stardom were pre-destined; as they worked hard to attain what they have right now.

There are celebrities who had to make their way from the very bottom just to be where they are today.

Here are some of those big names who have successfully climbed to the very top:

Jericho Rosales

Despite the good looks, Heartthrob Jericho Rosales used to be a personal driver and also worked as a crew member of a pizza place. Today, he is not just one of the finest young actors but a businessman as well.

Ai-Ai Delas Alas

The Philippine Queen of Comedy Ai Ai Delas Alas once worked as a sales lady in a department store.

Manny Pacquiao

It is not a secret to everyone that the Pacman himself did not have an easy life. Before his success in the field of boxing, he once worked as a baker, construction worker, and a donut vendor.

Marvin Agustin

Marvin Agustin used to work as a mascot and waiter prior to becoming a successful actor, chef, and an entrepreneur.

Willie Revillame

Did you know that Wowowin host Willie Revillame was a former jeepney barker before getting into a band and eventually discovered as sidekicks in the movies?

Vice Ganda

One of today’s most popular personalities, Vice Ganda, sold water bottles to earn before he became a full-time comedian.

Richard Gomez

With a face like Richard Gomez, you wouldn’t even think that he used to be a waiter, serving burgers and fries in a fast food chain.

Jake Zyrus

Formerly known as Charice Pempengco, Jake Zyrus started off by joining local singing competitions to help his mom earn a living.

Ejay Falcon



Before winning the Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus, Ejay Falcon was the typical promdi who sought for his mother in Manila, only to learn that she already has a new family.

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