On March 25, another viral video broke the internet and trended online. It’s a clip of Mcneal "Makmak
" Briguela, the digital world's newest superstar, as he showcased his acting skills out of whim while hanging out with his cousins. The video uploaded online by his sister Brina has now reached more than 3.5 million views and a whopping 70,000 shares as of writing. Netizens have nicknamed him "aura
," gayspeak for "project" or "show off," because relatives on the background kept on coaxing him to project his funny smile.
The Aura HAHAHAAHHAHA Posted by Brina Briguela on Thursday, March 24, 2016
In an interview with MJ Felipe for TV Patrol, Aura described the moment that went viral as "katuwaan lang." "'Yung ngiti ko daw na nakakatawa pag umakting daw ako, gawin ko. Napag-isip-isip ko, 'pa'no kaya kung gan'to ngiti ko', tapos natawa po sila," the 12-year-old high school student added.
Days after, Aura appeared on ASAP (April 3) and even had an acting showdown with Maja Salvador. He made the crowd explode with laughter with his improv acting and signature funny smile.
His road to fame didn't stop there. He appeared on the teleserye "Ang Probinsyano" as Makmak, a bully on the streets who has a crush on SPO1 Cardo Dalisay (Coco Martin). His stint instantly trended online.
What's next for Onyok's newfound friend? Who knows? We might see him on Goin' Bulilit, his dream project, in the next few weeks. Only time will tell for the young internet superstar.