“Si James ba ‘yan?” This was the question a lot of people asked when they saw Donna’s picture with his husband. But no, he’s not James. For those who do not know, Donna Cariaga or Donna Liza Salvador Cariaga is a wife to Jan Cedrick Flores and a mother to their beautiful daughter Vivienne Dennise Flores.
It’s Showtime’s Funny One Season 2’s grand champion is famous for her stand-up comedy acts having timely “hugot” lines. Her act was about being a brokenhearted girl over a man named James, who left her for another girl named Gemma. Going through the process of moving on, she met Joshua who tried to help her move on yet turned out to be unsuccessful in the end.
Known as the “Komikerang Tulala”, Donna became the last woman standing in the grand finals beating up Anthony Andres, James Caraan, Powder Boyz, D’Kings and Tres Palitos.
Despite having such lonesome character on her acts, Donna lives a colorful life in reality. She currently lives a happy life together with her husband and their daughter. Having to successfully act about being a broken person while being truly happy in real life, was one of the things which amazed her fans. It was awesome how her audience can easily relate to her character and laugh at the same time in her portrayal of the painful truth.
Having a background in theater arts, her acting skills was indeed commendable.
Right after she won, Donna clarified in a social media post that her act was purely fictional. In an interview, her husband Jan Cedrick also said, “hindi po totoo ‘yong James, sana hindi nga” while laughing on his witty answer.
To show how happy in love Donna is, here are some snaps you can take a look at.