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10 Celebrities With Surprising Degrees and Career Shifts

Did you know Atom Araullo is trained in applied physics?
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College is a time of growth and learning, but it doesn’t define you. Life doesn’t always go as planned, especially when it comes to the degrees we studied for and the careers we eventually pursued. There’s no shame in changing careers and pursuing uncharted waters.

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Here are 10 famous personalities whose degrees are far from the successful careers they have now.

1| Atom Araullo

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Degree: BS in Applied Physics
Institution: University of the Philippines Diliman
Career: journalist

2| Robi Domingo

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Degree: BS in Health Sciences
Institution: Ateneo de Manila University
Career: actor, model, VJ

3| Rico Blanco

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Degree: BA in Management Economics
Institution: Ateneo de Manila University
Career: singer, songwriter, producer

4| Pia Wurtzbach

Studied: Culinary Arts
Institution: Center for Asian Culinary Studies
Career: model, actress, beauty queen (Miss Universe 2015) 

5| Chris Tiu

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Degree: BS in Management Engineering
Institution: Ateneo de Manila University
Career: retired professional basketball player 

6| Isabelle Daza

Degree: Early Childhood Education
Institution: De La Salle University
Career: actress, model, influencer

7| Vice Ganda

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Degree: BA in Political Science
Institution: Far Eastern University
Career: talk show host, comedian, television presenter

8| Christian Bautista

Degree: BA in Landscape Architecture
Institution: University of the Philippines Diliman
Career: singer, actor, host

9| Alex Gonzaga

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Degree: BS in Child Development and Education
Institution: University of Asia and the Pacific
Career: television host, vlogger, actress 

10| Coco Martin

Degree: BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management
Institution: National College of Business and Arts
Career: actor, director, producer

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