Being a star is a dream job for all aspiring celebrity. For some, to be in the spotlight is a dream come true.
Like Jodi Sta. Maria, who is known for being a teen star who successfully transitioned to becoming one of the finest local actors, definitely many young actresses were aspiring to be like her.
However, in an interview on “Tonight With Boy Abunda” on Monday, Jodi Sta. Maria revealed that acting isn’t really her dream job.
The actress revealed that away from the spotlight, her dream job is to become an oncologist.
Based on reports, Sta. Maria finished high school in 2010. She then immediately enrolled in a university under the degree program BS Medical Biology.
However, juggling work and studies wasn’t really an easy task, especially when the hit series “Be Careful With My Heart” premiered and immediately took over the daytime drama slot.
“Naging sobrang hirap iyong pagsabayin iyong pag-aaral at pag-aartista. It really took a toll on my health,” recalls Sta. Maria.
It was known that from that point onwards, the actress’ showbiz career never stopped flourishing. She took in consecutive projects, the latest of which is the hit remake of “Pangako Sa ‘Yo,” where she played iconic Amor Powers.
But according to the actress, despite her blossoming career, she never stops thinking about her dream job – that is to become a doctor. She actually hopes that in “God’s time,” she can achieve it.
“Pinanghahawakan ko iyong pangarap na iyon at naniniwala ako na isang araw mangyayari pa rin siya. Hindi man ngayon, pero siguro sa tamang panahon,” she said.
Further, Jodi recently announced that she is returning to school, after discovering a home study program that allows her to have a flexible schedule. And based on her estimate, she might be able to get her degree in just two and a half years.
“I know that God has been opening doors for me to be able to finish what I’ve started,” she noted. “I believe, si God iyong nag-o-orchestrate ng lahat.”
Meanwhile, being an actress and now a student, Sta. Maria is also a doting mom to her 12-year-old son, Thirdy, whom she described as the “most important person in my life” next to God.