Comedienne Pokwang, or Marietta Subong in real life, has always left us guffawing to no end with her gregarious and hilarious antics on screen. Likewise, she has made us awe-struck with her exceptional acting in her dramatic stints, and dazzled us with her concerts.
But through all of her near 16 successful years in show business since winning the “Clown in a Million” reality talent show segment of Yes Yes Show in 2004 after years as a group dancer in Japan and a talent in the local comedy bar circuit, Pokwang remains grounded and humble.
She is currently the life partner of American actor Lee O’Brian, with whom she has a two-year-old daughter Malia. Pokwang has another child, Ria Mae, with a Japanese ex-boyfriend, after the tragic loss of her first child with an estranged husband also from Japan due to a congenital brain ailment.
Pokwang has since emerged as an impressive and award-winning comedienne through the years, receiving the Bert Marcelo Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 from the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation. She also copped the PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actress for her shows Aalog-alog in 2007 and Toda Max in 2012.
As a dramatic actress, Pokwang would also get nods for her exceptional portrayals in the film “A Mother’s Story” and the teleserye Mirabella.
Currently, she appears on the Liza Soberano-Enrique Gil-starrer Make It With You as Jessica, aunt of Enrique’s character Gabo.
Pokwang has likewise proven that at 47, she has defied age and exuded incredible allure with sexy photos as seen in this gallery.