They probably earn more in one project than what most Filipinos do in a year. Aside bagging several endorsements under your belt, it also pays a lot to witness life size billboards of yourself.

However, the road to stardom is not easy. At some point, they must have experienced the tedious process of auditions and face countless rejections. While each of their stories are unique and inspiring, it all boils down on how quite a chosen few are touching more than the others.

These ten celebrities will inspire everyone to work hard for a better life as it will definitely pay off someday.

1. Coco Martin

The actor is a graduate of Hotel and Restaurant Management before he became a waiter. But in the hopes of giving his family a better life, he applied as a caregiver in Canada. After realizing his true calling in acting, he went back to the country and started getting recognition in the indie scene. Now, he is one of ABS-CBN’s most prized artists and is currently starring in the top-rating TV series, ‘Ang Probinsyano.’

2. Ai-ai delas Alas

Ai-ai is now dubbed as the ‘Philippine Queen of Comedy’ and a mainstay in GMA’s Sunday variety show, ‘Sunday Pinasaya.’ But before that, she worked as a sales lady in a department store. Armed with a sense of humor and wit, she started joining stand-up comedy in Manila which eventually led to acting. Her biggest break came through Wenn Deramas’ ‘Ang Tanging Ina.’

3. Willie Revillame

If someone would tell you that the same Willie Revillame who owns a yacht, his own private plane, buildings, and numerous real estate properties used to be a sidekick who was just bossed around – you would probably have a hard time believing it…

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