From being an online sensation, Awra Briguela has really accomplished a lot in such a short time. He continues to prove that he is definitely the child star to watch out for as he becomes the lead star of his own television series. In the newest “Wansapanataym” series entitled “Amazing Ving,” he will transform into a superhero to help people who are in need. The series also stars AC Bonifacio, Bianca Manalo, Ellen Adarna, Ria Atayde, Carmi Martin, and Roderick Paulate. Today, let us list down his past projects as we look back at the amazing showbiz journey of the one and only breakout child star, Awra Briguela.
FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano (2015-present)
Awra joined the top-rating primetime series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” last April 2016 as Makmak, the war freak in his community who bullied Onyok (Onyok Pineda). He made a mark on primetime television because of his funny scenes with Cardo (Coco Martin). Later in the series, from being a menace, Makmak slowly became a good child when he was adopted by Elmo (Marvin Yap) and Yolly (Malou Crisologo). He also became close to Lola Flora (Susan Roces) and the rest of Cardo’s family. Awra won Best Child Performer in the 30th PMPC Star Awards for TV and in the 3rd Aral Parangal Awards for his performance in the primetime series.
Maalaala Mo Kaya (2016)
Also in 2016, Awra played himself when his life story was presented in the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “Maalaala Mo Kaya.” He proved his versatility and showed that he could also do well doing heavy drama scenes. He was with Aleck Bovick, who played his mother, and Janus del Prado, who played his father. The episode got a high rating of 31.2% based on Kantar Media National TV Ratings.
The Super Parental Guardians (2016)
Awra’s film debut was in the box-office hit movie “The Super Parental Guardians.” He portrayed the role of Melvin Gaspar “Megan” Nabati, the brother of Ernie (Onyok Pineda), the nephew of Paco (Coco Martin), and the godson of Arci (Vice Ganda). The movie earned more than 590 million pesos in the box-office and became the highest grossing Filipino film of all time in Philippine cinema history. It also holds the record of the highest opening day gross of all Filipino films of all time.
Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids (2017)
In 2017, Awra was one of the eight contestants of the first ever “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.” He impersonated various music icons such as Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao, Daniel Padilla, Shakira, and Elizabeth Ramsey. Because of his impressive performance of “Super Bass” as Nicki Minaj, he received a total score of 95.41% in the finals and became the Grand Champion.
Join the exciting adventures of Awra as Ving in “Wansapanataym presents Amazing Ving,” starting this Sunday, July 23, after “Goin’ Bulilit” only on ABS-CBN Yes Weekend!