While we all have misconceptions about the term “kuripot,” nowadays, it has become associated with practicality. Really, there is nothing wrong with being prudent. Even the multi-awarded host Boy Abunda said he’s “proudly kuripot” in his previous detergent commercial. And it was not only him, because there are more celebrities who have called themselves as “kuripot” as well.
You will be pleased to know that many personages actually would rather keep their cash for economical and valuable purposes.
1. SOLENN HEUSSAFF
Solenn may be one of the “It” girls, but she revealed in an interview that she has only one designer bag in her closet. She added that the items that she often uses are gifts, thanks to her angels.
2. LUIS MANZANO
His closest friend, Anne Curtis, was the one who disclosed that he’s “kuripot.”
3. ANNE CURTIS
Of course, the “Princess of all Media” herself claimed herself as one. Around 80% to 90% of her salary goes to her savings, and she learned to value money from her Ilokana mom!
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4. SARAH GERONIMO
“Pop Star Princess” previously shared, “Sobrang kuripot [at] sobrang matipid [ako]. Bumibili ako ng isang bagay na talagang necessity, ‘yung kakailanganin ko. Para sa luho, hindi talaga.”
5. ENCHONG DEE
Maja Salvador revealed that her co-star in “Ina, Kapatid, Anak” is “kuripot.” She shared: ‘Di ba kuripot na siya? Pero [naging mas] kuripot siya noon dahil nagpapatayo siya ng building. ‘Pag nagugutom siya, kung hindi ako ang inaasahan niya, si Kim o si Xian. One time, si Xian [ay] nagbigay ng food [so] kumuha siya ng food [pero] hindi niya namalayan na expired na pala. Ganun siya ka kuripot, nakakain siya ng mga expired na pagkain.”
6. RICHARD GOMEZ
Circa 1987, Amy Perez, disclosed that Richard, also her co-star in “Palibhasa, Lalaki,” is frugal. In a later interview, the veteran actor seconded and said, “Siyempre noon sa Palibhasa, nangangapa pa ako [kasi] that time, ang mga sikat sina Aga Muhlach [at] William Martinez. Pero ngayon na meron na tayo, kaya, I share my blessings.”
7. JC SANTOS
JC’s life story is considered as rags to riches, thanks to his successful stint in show business that he got to get through his plight. The actor said, “Kuripot ako at wala akong bisyo o luho. Para ‘pag naghirap ako uli, ayokong dumating sa part na magugutom uli ako.”
8. OGIE ALCASID
The veteran actor/singer/comedian claimed he is “kuripot.” He explained, “I am kuripot only with myself. I like showering my loved ones with gifts that they will enjoy. My wife spoils me with nice things. Spending beyond our means would not be wise because our families need financial security. In the end, we realize that our money isn’t really ours, but was lent to us as a blessing for us to be a blessing to others.”
9. KAYE ABAD
Mom of one Kaye Abad is a self-confessed “kuripot,” which is why her husband, Paul Jake Castillo, feels secure that she handles their money.
10. POPS FERNANDEZ
“Concert Queen” Pops Fernandez shared in a previous interview that she’s wise when it comes to saving up. Her secret? She shared, “I must say that I always avoid splurging unnecessarily. I don’t think the term for me is kuripot. I’d rather say I’m practical. It’s hard-earned money; I want to spend it wisely.”
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