Happy Women’s Day! Today we strive for gender equality, celebrating how women are capable of doing anything. 


Nowadays we have tons of strong, empowering and independent female celebrities like Kathryn Bernardo, who has worked hard and cemented her name in the entertainment industry. Let’s take a look at what Kathryn has done over the years which qualifies her as such. 


BOX OFFICE QUEEN

 

Photo from Instagram (@bernardokath)


Kathryn has wowed viewers these past years from being able to portray memorable roles such as Mara in the hit drama series Mara Clara and as Mia in Barcelona: A Love Untold. Most importantly, she was hailed as the Box Office Queen of her generation—both her movies The Hows Of Us and Hello, Love, Goodbye have earned more than Php 800 million each. 

 

Photo from ABS-CBN News

 

Photo from ABS-CBN News

 


LADY BOSS

 

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Aside from being one of the country’s most sought-out actresses, Kathryn has also ventured into the world of entrepreneurship. In 2017, Kathryn launched her very first nail salon and spa business called Kathnails, and later on opened 7 more branches in the country. Last year, she and her beau, Crazy Beautiful You star Daniel Padilla, teamed up once more, but this time to open their barbershop Barbero Blues. 

 

OUTSPOKEN INDIVIDUAL

 

Photo from Instagram (@bernardokath)


Amid all the hoopla in relation to the franchise renewal issue that ABS-CBN is currently facing, Kathryn has vehemently expressed her support for the network’s bid against shutting it down. 

 

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The actress even took to Instagram and wrote, “When it comes to defining what a true 'Kapamilya' means, our bosses never fail to lead by example. I know this is a tough time for all of us but please know that we and millions of our Kapamilyas are right behind you.”

 

ANIMAL LOVER

 

Photo from Instagram (@bernardokath)


Apart from being such an outspoken individual and having garnered so much success, Kathryn also has a soft spot for animals. The Three Words To Forever star is now an animal welfare advocate and has tied up with local animal welfare group Compassion and Responsibility for Animals.


One may recall that Kathryn and Daniel also made a generous gesture of donating ten animal cages to the Manila City Pound.