Breakout Child Star Awra Briguela has certainly achieved so much at a young age. His dreams suddenly turned into reality because of his incomparable talent and commendable hard work. From being discovered online, Awra succeeded into becoming a comedian-actor who has been privileged enough to work with the biggest names in the showbiz industry, needless to say, with the artists he has always looked up to.
He was blessed with lots of projects, including his appearance in some of the Kapamilya shows such as Wansapanataym and Maalaala Mo Kaya. One of the biggest projects that he was able to be part of was in the top-rating primetime series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano in 2016 as he played one of Cardo’s (Coco Martin) foster kids Mac-Mac. He even won awards including the Best Child Performer in the 30th PMPC Star Awards for TV and in the 3rd Aral Parangal Awards.
But one of the biggest blessings that Awra will always treasure is the special bond that he’s able to have with his idol, multitalented artist Vice Ganda, who turned out to be his ‘nanay-nanayan’ in showbiz. The Unkabogable Star has always admired his personality and talent and supported him in his every endeavor. He was also very fortunate to have starred in Vice’s box-office hit “The Super Parental Guardians” and guested in his 2017 concert "Pusuan Mo Si Vice Ganda Sa Araneta”.
Vice and Awra have undoubtedly gotten to know each other more and have eventually established a special relationship with Vice always being there to support Awra. There were already many instances where Awra felt more than grateful to have been supported by the Unkabogable Star. During Awra’s guesting in Tonight With Boy Abunda in 2019, he shared in the “Name That Famous Friend” Challenge that he was actually given a fifty thousand worth of shopping spree by the It’s Showtime host when he just joined the showbiz industry.
He told the King of Talk, “Noong nalaman niya na wala pa akong masyadong damit na ginagamit sa mga mall show, ipinag-shopping niya ako.”
Vice also doesn’t forget to guide Awra and give him important pieces of advice. In Awra’s guesting in Gandang Gabi Vice in 2017, the Unkabogable Star expressed how proud he was of his “anak-anakan” for emerging victorious in Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids Season 1.
He told Awra that he won because of his hard work and talent and that he shone even brighter because he believed in his talent. He also told him that he should always stay grounded despite all the huge blessings that come his way.
“Deserve mo naman dahil sa maagang panahon ang dami mo nang pinagdaanan. Pero bata ka pa, huwag kang malulunod sa lagi kang nananalo,” Vice told Awra, explaining that he should not be blinded by all the success that he’s been getting.
Vice added, “‘Wag kang malulunod sa lagi mong nakukuha ‘yung gusto mo, sa laging pabor sa’yo ang mga nangyayari.” He also reminded him that there would come a time when things won’t be in his favor. That’s why the only thing that he needs to do every day is to work hard and do great.
Check out Vice Ganda and Awra Briguela’s lovely photos in this gallery that show their indestructible bond!