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20 Pinoy Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were Entrepreneurs

20 Pinoy Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were Entrepreneurs

  • 20 celebrities that established their own businesses
  • Celebrities pursuing careers outside the entertainment industry

We often see celebrities on television but ever wondered which of them has successfully established a business?

Here are 20 well known celebrities turned entrepreneurs:

1. Anne Curtis

Actress/Host launched her own makeup line last year named blk cosmetics. blk is one of the few local brands that have an official cruelty-free certification from PETA.

2. Alden Richards

“Pambansang Bae” Alden Richard opened his restaurant Concha’s Garden Cafe in Cliffhouse, Tagaytay City. The place offers various takes on delicious Filipino dishes.

3. Glaiza de Castro, Bianca King, Xander Angeles, Abby Asistio

If you ever passed by the Runner’s Kitchen along Tomas Morato in Quezon City, it is owned by celebrity friends Glaiza de Castro, Bianca King, Xander Angeles, and Abby Asistio. They serve a variety of “guilt-free” food.

4. Fabio Ide

Not everyone knows but Brazilian actor/model/racer Fabio Ide is one of the owners of the high-end bar The Palace Pool Club.

5. Jennylyn Mercado

Actress Jennylyn Mercado is the owner of Fit and Form which is a combination of a salon, a spa, and a boutique. It is located in Quezon City.

6. Vice Ganda

Like his “It’s Showtime” co-host, Vice Ganda also recently launched his own cosmetic brand, Vice Cosmetics. Their products are proven cruelty-free by the United States PETA. He also co-owns bar District 8 with fellow celebs namely, Daniel Padilla, James Yap, Marc Pingris, etc.

7. Benjamin Alvez

Books and Borders is a cafe co-owned by actor and model Benjamin Alvez. It currently has four branches around Metro Manila

8. Lovi Poe

Love Poe co-owns the restaurant and casual hang-out place, Cable Car, in Bonifacio Global City. It specializes in American and Filipino finger food.

9. Tim Yap

TV and radio host, newspaper editor, creative director, columnist, club owner and eventologist Tim Yap may seem to have a lot in his hands, but he also co-owns several clubs in the country like Valkyrie, The Palace Pool Club, and Revel.

10. Marvin Agustin

Actor/Chef Marvin Agustin co-founded the Sumosam Group of Restaurants that owns a large number of restaurants around the country, and even in San Francisco as well.

11. Marian Rivera

As a lover of everything floral, actress Marian Rivera opened her own business Flora Vida that serves beautiful flower arrangements.

12. Martin del Rosario

Martin opened a bar in Quezon City last year called The Armory. Martin describes his bar as a rustic space with affordable drinks to hang out with old friends and make new ones.

13. Ara Mina

Actress, singer, endorser, and entrepreneur Ara Mina owns the Hazelberry Cafe in Batasan Hills, Quezon City. The cafe is known for its freshly baked goodies.

14. Toni Gonzaga and Alex Gonzaga

This goofy siblings recently opened their milk tea shop called Happy Cup. It now has several branches all around Manila.

15. Maine Mendoza

Maine Mendoza and her family recently opened their franchise of the popular fast food chain, McDonald’s, located in Sta. Clara, Bulacan.

16. Sharon Cuneta

Singer/Actress Sharon Cuneta and her husband Kiko Pangilinan opened Mesa, a restaurant that offers traditional Filipino food. Mesa currently has 19 branches.

17. Shamcey Supsup

Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup and her husband ventured into the food industry as the opened their restaurant Pedro ‘n Coi.

18. Karylle Padilla-Yuzon

“It’s Showtime” host Karylle Padilla-Yuzon now co-owns Centerstage Family KTV in Makati City and Pasay City.

19. Georgina Wilson

Filipino-British model, actress, host and VJ Georgina Wilson c0-owns eyewear brand Sunnies Studios with three of her friends. They have also opened the cafe and resto Sunnies Cafe.

20. Jericho Rosales

As an actor into grooming, he opened up a barber shop called Talas Manileno.

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Jay-R proudly presents his Homeworkz talents

Jay-R proudly presents his Homeworkz talents


What happens when great talents take center stage? An unforgettable event you may say, because only great talents can put together great music.

Homeworkz artists (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)
Homeworkz artists (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)

A blogcon for Homeworkz Talents was held last March 31, 2015 at TreeHouse Tavern in A.Venue, Makati City. It was the first time this event happened for Homeworkz at the said venue, which is both co-owned by the one and only R & B King in the country, Jay- R.

The event began with Glaiza De Castro and Frenchesca Farr serenading the Bloggers. Although they both had to leave for a previous engagement, both of the GMA Network beauties charmed their way and showcased their musical talents for the audience to experience.

Photo: Mc Richard Paglicawan
Photo: Mc Richard Paglicawan

After the lovely rendition of songs by GMA Network’s lovely talented artists Glaiza and Frenchesca, the venue was  shook by the iconic Salbakuta. After their phenomenal hit, “S2pid Love”, Salbakuta is collaborating with Jay-R with a new single which they demo’ed during the blogcon. Yes, Salbakuta is all set to become phenomenal again!

The new Salbakuta (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)
The new Salbakuta (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)

Yes, there’s even more! Deejay Poblete, the R & B King’s niece who is now going solo also performed giving justice to her name as a PinoyPop Superstar & Best New Artist (Group) at Aliw Awards. After her group Kley disbanded, Deejay is now more ready than ever to launch her very own first album with Homeworkz!

Deejay Poblete of Kley (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)
Deejay Poblete of Kley (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)

Q-York: Quality – Yields Our Richest Key, composed of Flava Matikz and Knowa Lazarus, the duo group which has always been a front act for international talents is also now part of Homeworkz. Q-York, which was founded in Queens, New York, would now want to share their talents locally.

Flava Matikz and Knowa Lazarus aka Q-York (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)
Flava Matikz and Knowa Lazarus aka Q-York (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)

Mica Javier, 2014 Aliw Awards Best New Female Artist, is also a part of Homeworkz! The lady who did the front act for JLo’s dance concert held at MOA Arena this year. She isn’t just a charming singer or a talented dancer. She also is an entrepreneur. Her MNL scents are available at selected malls! Talk about beauty, talent and smarts!

Mica Javier (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)
Mica Javier (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)

All hail the King! Jay-R truly deserves to be the one and only R & B King, not only does he have talents, but a genuine heart too. He was a gracious host of the event and a humble one too! Now that’s a King we all want to emulate. And with his pure charm and great talent, Homeworkz is definitely on its way to success!


Speaking of success, Jay-R’s ‘Elevated’ album has already been launched and an upcoming mall tour is on the works. Grab a copy of this 14-track album and be swept away with the King’s talent. Produced and distributed by Homeworkz Entertainment, Jay-R’s new album will make guys sing and girls swoon!

Homeworkz is social! For updates on HOMEWORKZ ARTISTS, check on the ff: FACEBOOK: homework music; TWITTER: @homeWorkZMusic & INSTAGRAM: @homeworkzmusic.

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LOOK: These Pinoy Celebrity Look-Alikes Will Blow Your Mind

LOOK: These Pinoy Celebrity Look-Alikes Will Blow Your Mind


We all know there are plenty of celebrity kids that bear striking resemblance to their parents and actual sets of twins, but some of the best star “twins” aren’t related at all. You may think your favorite celebrity is one of a kind, but there are some other celebrities who will have you seeing double.

We’ve spotted some spooky similarities amongst the celebrities!

Get a peek at who’s taken a turn as a celebrity doppelganger…


Sandy Tabet Vs. Jennylyn Mercado | These duos have some surprisingly similar features. It’s hard to deny that they resemble each other!

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