Young comedian Awra Briguela’s real name is Mcneal Briguela.
He is a Filipino child actor and comedian and was perhaps best known for his viral video.
After the viral video, Awra later starred as “MakMak” in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano and was known for his impressive comedic timing and stint in the show. The show’s lead actor Coco Martin personally chose Awra for the role.
Aside from this, he was also declared as champion in the first season of the Filipino version of the singing-slash-impersonation contest ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar: Kids.’ All of these achievements combined together makes him the “breakout child star” of his generation.
But despite his successful career, Awra is still determined to pursue his studies.
The child star is thankful to Coco Martin and reveals that he is currently sponsoring his education in AMA school. Just like the three kids who were part of Ang Probinsiyano, he is also the one sending him to school.
The young comedian shares how happy he is and determined to earn a college degree in the future.
“Napakasaya ko rin na si kuya Coco ang nagpapa-aral sa akin sa AMA. Homestudy po, si kuya Coco po ang nag-sponsor sa akin. Lahat kaming bata sa Probinsyano binigyan niya. ‘Yung tatlong taga-Cebu sa Angelicum niya pinasok, ako sa AMA kasi ano na ako eh grade 8 na ako kailangan mga computer [lessons] na,” he said.
Awra is also thankful to his Kuya Coco for giving him the opportunity to be part of his show.
“Super happy kasi kahit ano na ang dami na naming bata, siymepre ba naman ikaw ba hindi ka ba magiging masaya, napakadami mo ng nakasamang bata pero sinasama ka pa rin niya. ‘Yung parang lahat kayo pantay-pantay na aalagaan ko, di ko kayo pababayaan. Iyon ‘yung nararamdaman ko na kung gaano kami ka-mahal ni kuya Coco kaya happy ako kasi di niya talaga ako pinabayaan.”