Showbiz industry is not just a world of glitz and glamour, aside from having beautiful faces and incredible acting skills, many celebrities were also gifted with both beauty and intelligence and their academic honors are a proof that there are really some people who are blessed to “have it all”.
Below are the top 10 celebrities who you might not know that actually graduated with honors during their school years.
Before rising to fame as the very convincing impersonator of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Rene-Boy Facunla popularly known as Ate Glow finished his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Literature at the University of the Philippines (UP) with a Cum Laude honor. Currently, Ate Glow is already based in London, married to a British man and now goes by the name Renee Hampshire.
Aside from having a pretty face and incredible singing voice, this 26-year-old singer who was first seen in Asia’s Got Talent is actually dual degree holder at the University of the Philippines College of Music. She has both diploma in Creative Performing Arts and Bachelor’s degree in Music where she graduated with Cum Laude honors.
This 31-year-old is not just a hot shot in the court but also oozing with intelligence as he graduated as Cum Laude honors on his Management Engineering Degree at the Ateneo De Manila University. On top of that, this rookie player turned TV host has also a degree in Bachelor of Science Master of Applied Mathematics Major in Mathematical Finance (and minor Chinese studies).
This 46-years-old former broadcaster and now show host did not only graduated as elementary valedictorian at OB Montessori Greenhills but also carried her intelligence through college when she graduated Cum Laude with Bachelor’s degree in Film-Audio Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines.
The beautiful wife of actor Garry Estrada is a degree holder of Bachelor of Science major in Psychology at De La Salle University where she graduated as Cum Laude. She is now happily married with three equally beautiful daughters namely Gabrielle, Gabby, and Gianna.
Prior to joining the showbiz industry, this award-winning actress graduated as Magna Cum Laude with Bachelors Degree in Communication Arts from Miriam College. Currently, she is a proud environmentalist and ecological lay worker.
After a few television and movie appearances, the younger sister of actress Rica Peralejo decided to pursue her study and took Bachelor of Science in Philosophy Tourism at the University of the Philippines and she finished it with flying colors as Cum Laude in 2008. Currently, Paula is the general manager of her own travel agency called “Our Restless Feet Travel and Tours”.
The epitome of beauty and brains, 30-year-old former beauty queen has captured the heart of Pinoy and foreign fans not just through her undeniable gorgeousness but also her intelligence as she graduated Magna Cum Laude at the University of the Philippines with an Architecture degree. She also topped the UP licensure exam for Architects during her time. Aside from that, Shamcey also excelled as valedictorian during her elementary days and salutatorian during high school.
Archutecure degree at UP magna cum laude
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The representative of the Philippines for 2007 Miss Universe pageant graduated Summa Cum Laude at UP where she took up Broadcast Communication. After 4 years, she also graduated as salutatorian at the UP College of Law and already passed the bar exam.
The beautiful and sexy actress famous for her character as Darna during the 90’s era graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors at Babson College in Boston, USA where she took up Finance and Entrepreneurship. She is now happily married to Chinese businessman Christopher Po.