Even actors need a degree to survive in Singapore.
Many successful entertainers like Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo Dicaprio and even local celebrities like Tabitha Nauser and Felicia Chin didn’t finish their education. Even singer Joel Tan (Gentle Bones) is considering dropping out of university to pursue his music.
Although many celebrities choose to focus on their careers at a young age, there are some who persevere to graduate with a degree.
Here are five local celebrities who got their degrees, juggling their careers in the entertainment industry with their studies.
1. Rui En
Famous for her role as Huang Zhijie, a police woman in the highly watched Channel 8 drama C.L.I.F., not many know that the actress and mandopop singer Rui En graduated in 2004 with a bachelor in business from NTU (Nanyang Technological University) specialising in Banking and Finance.
As she juggled her career and her studies simultaneously, her friends in school helped her out tremendously.