5. Lea Salonga

It’s no secret that Lea Salonga has already made her statement even at such a young age. Salonga has played numerous other roles on stage, film and TV roles in the US and Philippines.


The singer already brought glory to the country in the different parts of the world as she played the role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon when she was 18. She have also lived the dream of every young girl as she became the voices behind Princess Jasmine (singing only) and Fa Mulan.

Even though Lea became really busy with her career, she managed to finish grade school and high school with high honors. The award-winning singer also attended the University of the Philippines College of Music’s extension program and took two courses at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center.

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