Most celebrities are known primarily as entertainers. But did you know some of them are actually very smart?
Many assume that beauty and a good voice are the only traits a celebrity needs. Some think that acting, singing or any kind of performance art are easy tasks which require little thought.
People don't realize that it takes a fair amount of intelligence to have a career in showbiz. These celebs are proof that you can have beauty, talent AND brains.
This is a list of 5 Filipino celebrities who are actually very smart.
1. Nikki Gil
Singer, actress, and former Myx VJ - Nikki Gil has been in showbiz since she was four. At that age, she was already singing and doing voiceover work for commercials. In fact, her most memorable commercial was a popular 2005 Coca-Cola ad where she sings "Sana." That same year, Gil graduated high-school valedictorian from Shekinah Christian Training Center.
2. Carla Abellana
Actress and commercial model Carla Abellana has been a mainstay of the GMA network for a long time now. The Kapuso star graduated Cum Laude at De La Salle University where she took up Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Abellana was the lead in the Filipino remake of the Mexican telenovela "Rosalinda."
Karylle is a regular host at "Showtime" along with Anne Curtis, Billy Crawford, Vice Ganda, and Vhong Navarro. The multi-talented star is the daughter of Zsa-Zsa Padilla. She is also a consistent honor student - graduating Valedictorian in grade school from OB Montessori Greenhills and received commendations after graduating from Poveda.
4. Agot Isidro
Agot Isidro is a successful figure in showbiz but she's also a very smart woman. Ms. Isidro graduated from the University of the Philippines, Diliman with a bachelor's degree in interior design. Isidro also graduated Magna Cum Laude at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied Buying and Merchandising. She took her master's degree in communication from the Ateneo de Manila University.
5. Lea Salonga
With an IQ score of 140, Lea Salonga is a very intelligent singer and actress. The Tony award-winning Miss Saigon star graduated valedictorian in OB Montessori in both grade school and high school.
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