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She scrimps and saves

Kris Bernal has her businesses and bought a house in the US. How exactly did she do it? Read on.

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Celebrities are among the highest paid people in the world, but Kris Bernal is the thrifty one.

Kris Bernal (mb.com.ph)

Kris Bernal

And now she’s getting the last laugh – or at least she’s laughing her way to the bank. She recently bought a house and lot in West Covina, California, and runs several businesses in the Philippines with more coming up. So many actors whose stature in the industry seems bigger than her can only dream of having what Kris does.

In an interview, Kris said she’s not had a driver ever. And for a time she worked almost round the clock. Has her own glam team? You must be kidding.

Many of the clothes she wears publicly are sponsored and, besides, she gets many freebies – a perk for being a star.

Well, honestly, she used to buy branded things, particularly designer bags and shoes. But, she has since stopped. And those she own had already been sold, the actress pointed out.

Most of the money she earns goes to her time deposit account. Word to the wise: the interest really grew.

She will soon buy another lot where a dream house will be built.

Life is sweet for those who scrimp and save, she’ll tell you that.

Business-minded

Kris is working on an all-natural, cruelty-free lipstick line she plans to call SHE.

The idea of venturing into the cosmetic business started when she got inspired by 22-year-old American TV personality Kylie Jenner who opened her own lipstick line and become a billionaire.

She has studied how lipsticks are made and even took up an E-commerce workshop.

“More than anything else, more than the tube or the packaging or the branding, my priority is really the formula,” she reiterated.

In terms of standard, she wants the product “highly pigmented, full coverage, hydrating, creamy, long-lasting, and light-weight.”

She said: “With my name on the line, quality is more important than just selling and making money.”

Her line will have five shades of lipstick.

New resto

After the success of her burger joint aptly named Meat Kris, the actress has opened House Of Gogi, a Korean barbecue restaurant in Quezon City.

The restaurant offers unlimited samgyeopsal, beef, and Korean side dishes that comes with unlimited cheese. It also has unlimited Bibimbap.

Kris shared they were able to save up on costing because his non-showbiz boyfriend is a chef. Also her business partner, his family’s business is supplier of all kinds of raw meat and dairy products.

In terms of her branching out House of Gogi, Kris said she’s thinking about it. More than the money needed for such an investment, her work schedule for now just might not allow it.

After playing dual roles Nimfa and Rosette on “Impostora,” Kris returns on the small screen by playing a pivotal character on the upcoming series “Mag-asawa, Magkaribal.”

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