McNeal Briguela or better known as Awra served as an inspiration to his fellow youth. Despite being tired of working as an actor, he manages to keep up with his studies.
Aside from his family, Awra credits his success to two people he considers family: Coco Martin and Vice Ganda, who both helped him in the field of acting.
It wasn’t until 2016 that viewers saw Awra on television after he became an online sensation on YouTube thanks to his hilarious facial expression called “awra.”
From “FPJ’s: Ang Probinsyano” until he was given a major role in “Super Parental Guardians,” he was recognized as a young artist with a natural sense of humor.
Since entering the showbiz industry, Awra has never stopped learning. He is admirable because, despite being an actor, he was able to continue his study.
Awra graduated from high school on July 4 of last year. He congratulated himself on Instagram with a meaningful message.
Awra wrote in the caption of his post,
“Congrats self!!! finally nakapag tapos kana ng high school! ano na next? senior high school tapos college?, grabe!”
He also talked about his experience as a working student. According to him, everything was not easy but he able to cope with everything because he wanted to graduate.
Recently, Awra told Hashtag member Kid Yambao that Coco and Vice have been a great help to him, which is why Awra considers them as his second parents.
“Si Kuya Coco rin ‘yung pinakanagturo sa akin sa acting. Like dahil nga bata ako na walang muwang nu’n, nu’ng nagte-taping ako, medyo nahihiya ako sa mga tao nu’n. Siyempre ang daming camera so, natingin ako kung saan-saan.”
Awra also admitted that he will never forget the kindness Coco and Vice showed him since he was starting out as an actor.
“Naalagaan talaga ni Kuya Coco at ni Ate Vice.”
Awra also mentioned about his studies.
“Never akong nag-stop mag-aral sa buong journey ko sa showbiz. Five years akong nag-aartista, never akong nag-stop mag-aral.”
According to the young star, the two big stars are very proud and happy with each of his achievements at such a young age.
Meme Vice and Coco became an inspiration for him. Today, Awra serves as an inspiration for young people to continue studying in the face of adversity.