We all know that being a celebrity is not a joke, nor a walk in the park. Anyone who would ever want to venture on that path would have to be determined and passionate enough in order to pursue the world of stardom.
There are lots of things you have to sacrifice and one of those is your schooling or education. That is to say, if you are starting out in your pre-teens to teens age, then expect that you would have to forego being enrolled in a normal school.
Most celebrities are home-schooled or are enrolled in special programs by colleges that accommodate people with such schedules.
However, there are also those types of celebrities who have chosen to finish their studies overall before entering showbiz. They have decided to graduate with a degree—in the University of the Philippines, no less!
It’s a known fact that getting in that institution and being able to finish a degree there is pure hard work, so let’s salute these showbiz personalities who have been deemed “Iskos” and “Iskas ng Bayan,” as reported by ABS-CBN Push:
1. Shamcey Supsup Lee
Talk about beauty and brains! Did you know that this Miss Universe 2011 contender finished a degree in Architecture with flying colors?
Shamcey graduated from the university with a Magna Cum Laude and was able to top the Architect Licensure Examination in 2010.
2. Eugene Domingo
This comedienne finished a degree in Theater Arts so her acting chops are actually no joke.
3. Christian Bautista
Who knew that this OPM singer and crooner of the country’s primetime teleseryses was also a student of Landscape Architecture?
4. Atom Araullo
Can you guess what the degree of this news anchor was? Atom graduated with a degree in Applied Physics, which is impressive in itself.
5. Tuesday Vargas
Just like Eugene, this comedienne and TV host has the brains to boot. She finished Film and Audiovisual Communication at the prestigious university.
6. Ramon Bautista
Know where he got his witty and pun-ny lines? This comedian, like Tuesday, has a degree in Film and Audiovisual Communication. That’s not all—he’s actually a Film professor in the same university.
7. Kim Atienza
Kuya Kim, just like the two before him, graduated with a degree in Film and Audiovisual Communication as well. Before that though, he studied for one year at the University of Sto. Tomas.
8. The Eraserheads Members
It’s no wonder these guys are brilliant. Musicians Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Marcus Adoro, and Buddy Zabalac all met in UP and formed their band there as schoolmates.
9. Sitti Navarro
This bossa nova queen was a degree holder of Business Economics before she was able to sing her way in the music industry.
10. Agot Isidro
This elegant actress graduated with a degree in Interior Design. She headed to New York and studied Fashion Buying and Merchandising, where she was able to graduate Magna Cum Laude.
That’s not all—she also pursued her masters in Communication in the Ateneo de Manila Univesity.
11. Karen Davila
It’s no wonder Karen is a widely-recognized and credible reporter. She finished with a degree in Mass Communications at the prestigious school.
12. Tin Tin Bersola-Babao
Before she became a news anchor in ABS-CBN with Julius Babao, Tin Tin finished Film and Audiovisual Communication, Magna Cum Laude.
13. Angel Aquino
Angel graduated with a degree in Journalism from the University of the Phillippines-Baguio.
14. Malou de Guzman
She plays the role of supportive moms onscreen but this actress was actually a graduate of Mass Communication. She also became a professor before she was able to pursue acting.
15. Candy Pangilinan
This comedienne, like Eugene, finished Theater Arts in UP. We wonder if they were batchmates that time?
16. Giselle Sanchez
Giselle was known for making people laugh but she’s also a degree holder of Broadcast Communication, Magna Cum Laude.
17. Tippy Dos Santos
This singer and MYX VJ graduated with a degree in Family Life and Child Development.
18. Paula Peralejo
The younger sister of Rica Perelejo, this beauty graduated with a degree in Philosophy and was able to minor in Tourism. She finished Magna Cum Laude, too!
Amazing! Do you know any other celebrities who have graduated from prestigious schools? Do you study the same course as them?
Tell us your opinions and thoughts about this below!