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8 Pinay Celebs Who Have International Degrees And Certificates

PHOTO: (1) Instagram/therealangellocsin, (2) Instagram/catriona_gray, (3) Instagram/glaizaredux

Their busy schedules didn't stop these inspiring Pinays from fulfilling their *educational* dreams! Here's a list of celebs who took short courses and graduated from different institutions abroad. 

1. Angel Locsin 

The "real-life Darna" took a short course in Fashion Design at the London College of Fashion in 2007! Angel later fulfilled her dream of becoming a designer when she launched a bag collection with local brand Avon. 

2. Catriona Gray 

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has a Master Certificate in Music Theory from the Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, Catriona studied "music theory, ear training, harmony, and other courses." 


3. Glaiza De Castro 

In 2019, Glaiza finished her music production course from Point Blank Music School in London. On Instagram, Glaiza shared that her 16-year-old self would be "so happy to see that I've made her dream come true." 

4. Toni Gonzaga 

Toni took up a short marketing course at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2019. She was even ~classmates~ with Dr. Vicki Belo

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5. Rhian Ramos

In 2018, Rhian took a break from showbiz to take several short courses in New York for six months. She shared that studying abroad has always been a childhood dream of hers in an interview with GMA. "Dream ko siya since 13 pa lang ako and I'm 27 now and I'm able to do it. Na-realize ko na lang na sa akin pala manggagaling kung kailan ang right time."

6. Kiana Valenciano 

Kiana, who graduated from Raffles Design Institute, took short-term fashion design courses at Central Saint Martins, UK in 2015. 


7. Georgina Wilson 

Georgina studied Economics at Ateneo de Manila University for two years and later transferred to the University of Sydney in Australia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting with a double major in Finance. In a 2012 interview with Spot, Georgina shared that she loved college so much, she didn't want to leave! 

8. KC Concepcion 

KC graduated from the American University of Paris in 2008. Looking back at her experiences in school, KC wrote in a recent IG post: "Forever thankful that my parents sent me away to Europe for university. Five years of growing from a teen to a twenty-something...My time as a university student and this time as a student of life (while on lockdown right now) feel the same in so many ways!" 


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