Many of us would definitely agree that most of the Filipino youth experienced a lot of struggles in life especially those who were born in an average family. There will always be sacrifices and hardships along the way before they can actually enjoy the fruit of their labor. It was just recently when the Kadenang Ginto star Francine Diaz revealed some of the hardships she and her family had experienced before she rose to fame in the show business industry.

Francine Diaz is currently portraying the role of Cassie Mondragon in the hit afternoon TV drama series “Kadenang Ginto” which was actually her biggest break in the industry. She is also a part of the “Gold Squad” with her fellow “Kadenang Ginto” stars Seth Fedelin, Andre Brillantes, and Kyle Echarri. She had an interview in the last episode of Rated K last August 18 where she recalled all the struggles she had before she rose to prominence as a young actress.


She shared that there were times when they would just sleep even if they were hungry because they have no food and no money at all. They were also full of debts at that time. There were also times when she would rather skip classes at school to give her money to her younger siblings for them to have money for their school allowance. She even experienced using detergent soaps as a shampoo for her hair and soap for her body. She was only 10 years old when her father got s!ck that is why she decided to stand for her family and to be a breadwinner.

Until she was discovered by a talent scout and that was the beginning of her show business career. She was indeed a great inspiration to other young people out there especially when it comes to loving and supporting one’s family. She may be young but she was determined to help her family and look where she is now.