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Brainy beauties: 8 local female stars who achieved academic excellence

If you think celebrities are just a bunch of dumb people who act in front of a camera, then you’d be shocked to learn that many of the big names we know are actually way, way smarter than you think. Check out the list of female stars who possess both beauty and brains. Fair warning: you might fall in love with these brainy beauties.

1. CARLA ABELLANA

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There are a number of people who are aware of Carla’s scholastic feats. For the uninitiated, she finished her degree in Psychology at De La Salle University, graduating Cum Laude in the process.

2. AGOT ISIDRO

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Apart from being a brilliant actress, Agot is also remarkable in academia. In 1987, she earned her Interior Design degree at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Three years later, she graduated Magna Cum Laude at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where she took up AAS Fashion Buying and Merchandising.

3. SHAMCEY SUPSUP-LEE

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This beauty queen is indeed more than just a pretty face. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Architecture at UP Diliman, then followed up that feat by topping the 2011 Architecture Licensure Exams.

4. ANNA THERESA LICAROS

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The Binibining Pilipinas 2007 titleholder was a consistent honor student since grade school. Prior to joining the prestigious pageant, Anna had just graduated Summa Cum Laude from UP Diliman with a Broadcast Communications degree. In 2009, she finished as the salutatorian at the UP College of Law.

5. MARTINE CAJUCOM

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For those who aren’t aware, Martine is friends with the “It Girls,” particularly Maggie Wilson and Isabelle Daza. She has a double degree in Journalism and Photography at California State University-Long Beach and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

6. NANETTE MEDVED

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Nanette was a household name in the late ’80s and early ’90s, having portrayed the local superheroine “Darna.” Apart from being an award-winning actress and philanthropist, Nanette graduated Summa Cum Laude at Babson College with a double degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

7. MYRTLE SARROSA

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Myrtle is known as the “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4” Big Winner. However, not a lot of people know that she got her degree in Broadcast Communication from UP Diliman where she graduated Cum Laude.

8. VENUS RAJ

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The Binibining Pilipinas 2010 titleholder took up her communication arts degree, majoring in journalism, at Bicol University in Legazpi City. She eventually graduated Cum Laude.

What are your thoughts on this list? Do you know other brainy beauties? Share them with us in the comments section below!

SOURCE: Esquire | PUSH

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