Celebrities and influencers, much like you and I, dream of being our own boss. But aside from having enough capital money to start your business, it takes hard work, dedication, and a huge chunk of your time. The asks of putting up your own venture may be daunting, but if you need a little nudge to actually do it, let these industrious Filipina celebrities and influencers inspire you!
LOOK: Filipina Celebrities Who Are Also Proud Business Owners
1. Heart Evangelista and Camille Ongpauco, Luxelle
While we've been gushing over Heart Evangelista's luxurious lifestyle, but what many don't know is that Heart is a hustler. Aside from being an actress, a designer, a brand ambassador, and a painter, she's also a mogul in the making. Aside from her online fashion shop Maison Love Marie, Heart recently delved into the beauty world with her sister Camille Ongpauco. Together, they launched Luxelle, a beauty, and wellness company that makes beauty gadgets and products attainable for everyone.
2. Julia Barretto, JUJU Club
Julia Baretto is not just a pretty face. She's also determined to pave her own way as a businesswoman! The young star is starting by sharing with us the pieces she loves the most: colorful and chunky accessories that you can wear day in and day out.
3. Rei Germar, Hazel Quing, Ry Velasco, and Jammy Cruz, The Lula Club
If you're not sure about starting a business all on your own, you can always call on your like-minded pals like what Rei, Hazel, Ry, and Jammy did. Dig deep and go for a business all close to your hearts so you won't feel like you're working at all! For their group's case, their collective passion of collecting and preserving precious memories anchored them together, hence they sell disposable films and planners. Cute!
4. Jaz Reyes, 11:11
You may remember Jaz Reyes for her voice on the radio or her fun and eccentric media content. But ICYDK, she juggles being an entrepreneur into her day-to-day life, too. She is the woman behind your fave boba drinks at 11:11!
5. Vern and Verniece Enciso, VV & Co.
Vern and Verniece Enciso are best known for being the pioneer bloggers but aside from traveling and dressing up every day for work, they're also business partners. It's no surprise that they've dabbled into making perfumes as the sisters are also beauty junkies!
6. Marian Rivera, Flora Vida
Marian Rivera may be one of the most in-demand endorsers in the country and a lauded actress, but she's found time, too, to create a business meant to share a beautiful piece in your home. Whether it be via a pretty floral arrangement or a dainty home decor, Flora Vida by Marian is sure to spruce up your abode effortlessly.
7. Pamela Andres, Élan Wear
Take a good look at Élan Wear's luxurious pieces and you'll find it hard to believe that this stylish brand was established by then 24-year-old Pamela Andres. It goes to show that age is but a number if you've got talent and grit to create your own fashion business!
8. Chi Gibbs & Aira Medina, Neon Island
Speaking of young fashion moguls, it would be remiss to not list duo Chi Gibbs and Aira Medina. The two go way back when they first established their clothing brand Neon Island in 2013 into the household name it has become now.
9. Cath Sobrevega and Ina Tirthdas, Namì
Cath Sobrevega is one of the country’s most successful stylists, but she's definitely more than that! As of writing, she owns multiple business ventures. At the top of the list is her jewelry brand Namì—a timeless and affordable jewelry line with pieces that can be worn daily. She also expresses her creativity via various online businesses like her floral shop and interior decorating services. Oh, and did we mention she also bakes delicious cakes? Yum!
10. Issa Pressman and Yassi Pressman, ISSA the Brand, KOOP Studio, and Presidential Paws
Sisters Issa and Yassi Pressman are a creative force to be reckoned with. Aside from being dancers, singers, style mavens, and directors, the Pressman sisters are also involved in multiple business. Issa manages her own accessories brand ISSA (She makes her own prints!) and salon KOOP studio (that recently branched out in London, BTW), while Yassi started pet accessory brand Presidential Paws.
11. Elisse Joson, Felizia Jewelry
Actress Elisse Joson is a newly-minted mom and has recently forayed into enrepreneurship with Felizia Jewelry, that's inspired by her young daughter. If you're looking for investment accessories, Elisse's jewelry line will certainly provide that for you.
12. Sofia Andres, Zoe Essentials
New mom Sofia Andres also ventured into a business while juggling her mom duties and career. In case Zoe Essentials rings a bell to you, it's because it's also named after her little one, too!
13. Lauren Reid, Puff Daddy
Lauren Reid launched a Manila-based micro-bakery serving handmade puff pastries and cakes, and we are obsessed! These mouth-watering and affordable pastries are definitely worth the try.
14. Liza Soberano, Hope Hand and Foot Wellness
Looking for the perfect place to de-stress and pamper yourself? Well, Liza Soberano has got you covered with Hope Wellness Center. Beauty and wellness go hand in hand into making you the best version of yourself. A quick day trip to the spa never fails to uplift your spirit and body!
15. Kathryn Bernardo, Kathnails
Kathryn Bernardo has been gracing our screens for decades, and now she has made her way to your local malls! As much as her movies give you the comfort that you need, KathNails provides you with the pampering that you most utterly deserve.
16. Anne Curtis, BLK Cosmetics, Tili Dahli, Recess
Is there anything that Anne can't do? Aside from putting up her own beauty brand, BLK Cosmetics, she's also founded not one, but two clothing brands with two of her loved ones. A known fitness buff, Anne created Recess with actress Isabelle Daza to bring you only the cutest activewear! Anne also put up children's wear brand Tili Dahli with her sister-in-law Solenn Heussaff.
17. Isabelle Daza, FRNK
Isabelle Daza's involvement in Recess is not enough to keep the mom of two busy! She also has drink brand FRNK under her list of responsibilities, aside from keeping a successful acting and hosting career.
18. Bea Soriano Dee, Jess Wilson, Georgina Wilson, Martine Ho, Sunnies
It girls Bea, Georgina, and Martine have grown the Sunnies brand into the crowd favorite that it has become now. They first started as a sunglasses brand and branched out to making luscious and IG-worthy cosmetics line. Today, they're venturing into skincare, too!
19. Laureen Uy, Hungry Homies
Laureen may be known as a streetstyle star, what with her bold and cool sense of style, but at heart, Lau loves food, too, aside from fashion! She recently founded Hungry Homies with her longterm beau Miggy Cruz and has been feeding the town with the most delicious burgers!
20. Camille Co, Curio Cavern, Canton Club
Camille Co is a woman of style, as seen from what she wears and how she decorates her home! Thus, it's no surprise that she has delved into selling stylish furniture biz with her hubby Joni Koro. Aside from helping us create a gorgeous home, she'll feed you with yummy food, too, from her resto Canton Club.
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