1. Nikko Natividad The 23-year-old Hashtags member used to be a waiter in a casual-dining restaurant in Malolos, Bulacan. At 17, he was a Pinoy Big Brother housemate and had to work various jobs. At 19, he went abroad to make life more comfortable for his family.
He finally made his showbiz break when he joined It's Showtime's"Gandang Lalaki" contest, where he won the grand prize.
With a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, the FPJ's Ang Probinsyano star and one of ABS-CBN's prized actors was once a restaurant staff at Max's restaurant in Fairview. One day, a customer handed him a business card bearing the name Rene dela Cruz, who happened to be the assistant director of Johnny Manahan, the big boss of Star Magic at that time.
Together with Heart Evangelista, Coco was supposed to be launched as part of Star Circle Batch 9, but his lola advised him to finish his studies first. After college, he worked as a janitor in Canada.
In 2005, he returned to showbiz and appeared in the film Masahista.
In 2007, he starred in eight movies and went on to become the "Prince of Philippine Independent Films."
In 2009, he bagged the male lead role in the afternoon soap Nagsimula Sa Puso, which cemented his status as a mainstream actor.
"Papa P" is proud about being a waiter during his high school days. He even worked as a security guard.
Backed by his can-do attitude, he joined That's Entertainment in 1994. After returning from the U.S. in the late 90s, he finally got his big break in the soap opera Esperanza, topbilled by Judy Ann Santos, who became his screen partner.
Piolo is now a successful recording artist, actor, producer, and endorser.