Successful young celebrities work hard for the fame and money. Much of their days are occupied with tapings, dance rehearsals, and acting workshops to help them build their careers.
Despite all they already do in front of the camera, the young celebrities featured in this post are putting extra work in to begin building business empires.
Using their financial resources, drive, influence, and charisma, these young and enthused Filipino celebrities have dived into entrepreneurship. Check the list below and be further inspired by your idols!
Liza Soberano: Hope Hand and Foot Wellness Center
The ‘Bagani’ heroine shares her healthier lifestyle rituals with the public through her own wellness center.
“I started using essential oils as part of my daily routine. When I would meditate I would use it, when I am going to sleep I would mix it with the diffuser just to help me fall asleep faster,” she shared.
When her aunt heard about the young actress’s positive experiences, she encouraged Soberano to start in the wellness business. The Hope Hand and Foot Wellness Center in Creekside Square on Tomas Morato opened last December.
Nadine Lustre – Nails.Glow
Aside from being half of the love team JaDine, Nadine Lustre is now also the newest brand ambassadress and branch proprietor of Nails.Glow spa. Lustre opened her first branch at the 3rd Level of Waltermart North EDSA.
She also has a successful fragrance line “Luster” and is in partnership with BYS cosmetics to launch a makeup line on April 2018.
Kathryn Bernardo – KathNails
Kathryn Bernardo’s first nail salon is apparently named after her long-time love team with Daniel Padilla called KathNiels.
Bernardo’s dream to put up her own business was realized when a space at The Block at SM North Edsa became available. She quickly moved in and put up the first KathNails salon. Today, KathNails by KCMB has opened two more branches in SM Mall of Asia and Ayala Malls Cloverleaf.
James Reid – Careless Music Manila
Kapamilya star James Reid has taken his love for music to a new level by founding his own music label Careless Music Manila.
“I don’t feel like a CEO really it’s just I now have the freedom to make whatever music I want to”, he said in his interview with Push.
He recently released his album called Palm Dreams featuring a fusion of R&B and electronic music, some of which are a collaborative effort with his partner Nadine Lustre.
Toni and Alex Gonzaga – Happy Cup
The Gonzaga sisters are not only the golden girls of show business and commercials, they are businesswomen as well.
Toni and Alex are currently busy with their milk tea shop Happy Cup. The tea place is already serving at several branches. The latest to be launched is their first pop-up store, located in Mother Ignacia.
Martin del Rosario – Bunker at The Armory
Young actor Martin del Rosario co-owns the rustic bar Bunker at The Armory at Congressional Avenue.
When not from juggling school, tapings, and other business promotions, del Rosario can be found taking an active hand in the day to day operations of the bar. He even spends time behind bar mixing cocktails, as he underwent training especially for concocting drinks.
Alden Richards – Concha’s Garden Cafe
It’s not just Maine who captured Alden’s attention, the food business has also charmed his guts.
“Na-discover namin ‘yung Concha’s two months after its opening. We already tasted the promise of the food,” he said in an interview at Sarap Diva.
Alden came back to the restaurant almost every day for the past two years as he was smitten by the family recipes of Gemma Sembrano who is now his business partner. Today Concha’s has two branches in Cavite and one branch in Tomas Morato Quezon City.
JC de Vera – The Burgery
This TV actor saw the growing popularity of juicy beef patties on buns and decided to take advantage of it by opening his own burger place.
“Karamihan sa atin ay mahilig sa burgers. Kaya ito ang first option namin na itayo ‘yung burger place,” de Vera shared on his interview on Umagang Kay Ganda.
The signature burgers are named after ‘bad boys’ like King Pin, Asiong Salong and The Executioner. The Burgery has branches on BF Homes Paranaque and Circuit Makati.
Arianne Bautista – Tornado Peri-Peri Chicken
Aside from pursuing her career in television, Bubble Gang babe Arianne Bautista is also going the extra mile and starting on the path of a businesswoman.
Her first restaurant Tornado Peri-Peri Chicken located in the heart of Teacher’s Village Maginhawa Street drew raves from foodies and now the savory sauced-up chicken is also being served at Industrie Food Loft City Golf Plaza, Tanza, Cavite, and Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Nash Aguas – Muramen
Remember the cute ‘bibo’ kid from Goin’ Bulilit? He’s grown up now – and currently an entrepreneur.
Being a self-confessed Japanese food fan, Nash Aguas opened a Japanese restaurant called Muramen at the University Belt, Sampaloc Manila with his former co-star Carl Barrameda.
Sources: ABS-CBN, Chismix, GMA, Preen