As Awra Briguela shows off a comical and bubbly personality, it’s almost unthinkable that he used to face struggles in life a normal kid should not undergo. Aggravating this was his mom’s misdeeds and heartbreaking departure from his family.
But nothing lasts forever, so is their family’s plight. Unbeknownst to them, a simple recording of his “drama” gag, which he ends by displaying his iconic “awra” face, uploaded by his elder sister Nicole on social media would go viral and catapult him to immense popularity.
At 14, he is now one of his generation’s phenomenal stars as he appears in various television programs and movies, with the top-rating teleserye FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano and the box office smash “Super Parental Guardians” as his highlight projects. With the fame he currently enjoys, this also gave him fortunes that allow him to improve the life of his father and three siblings.
Amidst his busy schedule, it’s delighting how the young comedian, whose real name is McNeal, really allots a portion of his time for his family and friends. Rummaging through his Instagram account bombarded with his selfies and portraits bursting in bright hues, we can a spot innumerable snaps of him sharing how much he enjoys each moment with his Papa Oneal, Ate Nicole, Ate Micay, and their youngest Brione.
Proving this was how he and his dad had a great time roaming around Italy when the cast of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano graced The Filipino Channel’s Kapamilya Fiesta World in December 2017, which was his first-ever trip abroad. And in the recent Pride March held in Marikina Sports Center, he waved the LGBTQ+ flag proudly and in style with his younger brother.
Besides, Awra is not only close with his immediate family, but to his paternal grandparents as well. During their surprise in Magandang Buhay last year, Lolo Onofre and Lola Loida regarded him as a mischievous yet loving and thoughtful grandson to them.
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Meanwhile, although their Mama Marivic left them, it seemed that he doesn’t harbor ill feelings towards her as he greeted her last Mother’s Day.
Awra only shows that despite growing up in a broken home, one can still have a beautiful life as long as you have love and compassion for your family and do your own share of improving your devastating situation.