Did you know that Maine Mendoza first tried to join a reality show of ABS-CBN before becoming one of Eat Bulaga's most bankable hosts?
Eat Bulaga! is the longest-running noontime show aired in rival network GMA-7.
Just like Maine, her love team partner Alden Richards and ABS-CBN actress Nadine Lustre also tried their luck by joining reality shows.
Even though they did not win in a reality show, they eventually became bankable actors and actresses.
Indeed, timing is crucial in getting a stable career in show business.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) lists down 16 celebrities who failed to enter the final round of a reality search, but are now making a mark in showbiz.