Friday, July 20, 2012

Seven Filipino celebrities who are nurses

So you've seen them in various TV shows, billboards, or have heard them in radios but you did not know that they were nurses. Some of them became nurses before they became celebrities and some finished their nursing degrees while they are already in show business.

Get to know some of Filipino celebrities who are nurses or who have nursing backgrounds!

Maria Socorro Ledesma, RN 

Kuh is known as the Philippines' Pop Diva and is also an actress, model, painter, and fashion designer. 

Kuh's career in music began when she joined the Lastiko band way back in Bacolod City while she was still a nursing student. She graduated at Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, successfully passed the Philippine National Nursing Board Exam, and became a registered nurse.

ROCCO NACINO (@nacinorocco)
Enrico Raphael Nacino, RN 

Rocco is a Filipino actor who rose to fame for joining the fifth season of the Philippine reality TV show, Starstruck. He graduated from Mapua Institute of Technology and passed the PNLE in 2009.  

CAROL BANAWA (@iamcarolbanawa)
Carol Claire Banawa-Crisostomo, LPN

Carol is a US-based Filipino singer but was known in the Philippines for hit songs in the TV series Mara Clara and "Bakit di Totohanin" which was also featured in one of the episodes of The Vampire Diaries. She is a licensed practical nurse and is working on getting a registered nurse degree in the US.

RICO ROBLES (@ricochismoso)
Rico Robles, RN 

Rico is a DJ for Monster Radio RX 93.1 and later became one of the celebrity housemates at ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother, a reality TV show. He became a registered nurse in 2009 and a graduate of Manila Central University.

PRINCESS PUNZALAN (@PrincessPnzalan)
Bernadette Vela Punzalan-Field, RN

Princess is a well-acclaimed actress best known for her iconic role in Mula Sa Puso as Selina Perreira-Matias. She is now based in California and finished her nursing degree at the Santa Monica College.

JV Villar, AN

JV is the TFC Correspondent for North America Bureau of ABS-CBN International. He took up Associate in Nursing in Coleman College of Health Sciences in Houston, Texas. 

SANDRA SEIFERT (@sandraseifert)
Sandra Inez Seifert, RN

Schazee is a beauty queen and a model having been crowned as Miss Earth Philippines in 2009 and won as Miss Earth Air on the Miss Earth International Pageant of  the same year. 

She was "straight A" New York-educated nurse, graduated from the City University of New York and is one of PETA's spokespersons.
Here are others who made the list:

YASMIEN KURDI, nursing student / actress
GLOC 9, graduate nurse / rapper, singer
CATHY REMPERAS, former PBB Housemate
JOYA GENZOLA, former PBB Unlimited Housemate
HERMES BAUTISTA, former PBB Housemate
AICELLE SANTOS, former nursing student
ERIK SANTOS, former nursing student 
ANNA TAN, CGEStar host, Youtube celebrity

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