"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey
That's how Michelle Vito captioned her Instagram post where she announced her graduation from college. The 23-year-old actress recently finished her Bachelor of Science Major in Human Resource Management degree at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Manila, all while juggling her showbiz projects!
"I'm finally graduating! Although it took some time and some delays, my college life has come to an end. I've always wanted to go to a regular school instead of doing online classes, even though I know it would have been really hard, especially because I also have work. I wanted to live the life of a regular student."
Michelle, who appeared in movies and teleseryes like La Luna Sangre and Bagong Umaga, also shared her struggles while trying to finish her studies. According to her, she had to manage her time a lot and often found herself doing school work in between her breaks during tapings.
"May mga times talaga na may mga dala akong notes, dala ko yung laptop ko ganyan—especially 'yung time na nagte-thesis ako kasi whole term mo siya ginagawa talaga and non-stop...May mga times na maiiyak ka na lang kasi ang hirap ng subject. Ibang experience din 'yon and ibang lesson 'yon. And iba yon na alam kong dadalhin ko siya hanggang paglaki ko," she added in her video feature posted by Star Magic on Youtube.
On why she chose to continue her degree despite having a career in showbiz, Michelle said that earning a degree has always been her dream. "Mas pinili ko pa din talaga na mag-aral ako kahit na may career because may mga kapatid ako na halos lahat sila ga-graduate. And since I was a kid talaga, super priority ko ang education. And I think kapag ganu'n talaga yung level of importance sa'yo, talagang ilalaban mo, i-pupush mo kahit sobrand hirap."
She also claimed that she learned a lot in life from balancing schoolwork and her job.
"Iba yung natutunan ko sa showbiz world. Iba 'yon. Iba ding experience for me yung lesson sa akin na kapag nag-reregular schooling ako, iba yung pagod e."
She continues, "Alam kong dadalhin ko siya hanggang paglaki ko."
We're so proud of you, Michelle!
You can watch her full video below.
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