"I want to be a good example to Yohan."
These were the words of Judy Ann Santos on why she decided to enroll in culinary school back in 2006.
The Kapamilya actress studied culinary at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies in San Juan where she graduated with honors.
In an interview with Sharon Cuneta for the latter's YouTube vlog, Juday shared, “Ang habol ko talaga sa pag-aaral ng culinary is I want to be a good example to Yohan. Si Yohan pa lang ang anak namin noon. I want her to be inspired to finish her studies kasi baka sabihin niya, 'Bakit ako magka-college, ikaw nga hindi?’ Ano isasagot ko? Oo nga naman. May point."
The actress relayed that it was her husband Ryan Agoncillo who encouraged her to take a culinary course.
“Nasa crossroads ako noon eh. Pero alam kong in my heart, I want to learn something. I want to go back [to school], I want to study something. Pero si Ry alam na niya na mahilig ako magluto,” she stated.
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However, Juday admitted that she was interested in taking a different course that time.
“Ang una ko talaga gusto pag-aralan ay makeup, prosthetics. Gusto ko siya pag-aralan. Ewan ko parang may interes lang ako doon sa thought na ang sarap panoorin nung mga makeup artists who could do prosthetics. Para sa akin ibang skills iyon,” the actress shared.
Juday and Ryan now own a restaurant called Angrydobo which has two branches.
The actress has cooking show on her YouTube channel as well as a cookbook titled Judy Ann's Kitchen.