actress Toni Gonzaga's birth name, Celestine, was given to her father by a boxer.
She has a younger sister named Catherine. She began to sing at the age of four
participating in various singing competitions. Sexy Toni Gonzaga took up mass
communications at the Dominican College, where she studied for two years. Later,
she transferred to the AB English program of the Asian Institute for Distance
Education (AIDE). Aside from her career in show business and the music scene,
pretty Gonzaga was once a Sunday school teacher and a Barangay Kagawad in Taytay.
At 17, she struggled as a lounge singer in several Philippine hotels and bars
at night while attending school during the day. Philippine celebrity Toni Gonzaga's
agent later informed her of an audition for a local TV commercial for Sprite.
She got her first big break in a soft-drink commercial as a fan of Piolo Pascual.