Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski

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In this Philippine name for married women, the birth middle name or maternal family name is de los Reyes, the birth surname or paternal family name is Cojuangco, and the marital name is Jaworski.
Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski
Personal information
Full name Mikaela María Antonia Cojuangco-Jaworski
Nationality  Philippines
Discipline Show jumping
Born (1974-02-26) February 26, 1974 (age 43)
Manila, Philippines

Mikaela María Antonia "Mikee" de los Reyes Cojuangco-Jaworski (born February 26, 1974) is a Filipino equestrianne, local television host and actress. She was a gold medalist at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea.[1]

Early life[edit]

Cojuangco-Jaworski was born to Jose Cojuangco, Jr., former Congressman of Tarlac and Tingting Cojuangco, former Governor of Tarlac and now president of the Philippine Public Safety College. Her father is from the Cojuangco family of Tarlac in Central Luzon who owns a 6,000-hectare sugar plantation known as Hacienda Luisita. She is also the niece of former Philippine President Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, first cousin of fellow actress Kris Aquino and former Philippine President Noynoy Aquino.

Mikee is the third of five daughters: Luisita C. Bautista, Josephine C. Guingona, Margarita Demetria C. Zini and Regina Patricia Jose Cojuangco.

Equestrian and acting career[edit]

Cojuangco-Jaworski started to show interest in riding at age eight but was only allowed to take lessons by her parents when she turned 10. At the age of 16, she joined her first international competition at Shizuoka, Japan where she placed third in the individual show jumping. Her most significant victory was at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea, at which she won the Philippines' third and last gold medal in the individual show jumping event.

She was later appointed as the flag bearer at the 2010 Asian Games despite not competing at the Games.[2]

Cojuangco-Jaworski is a high school alumna of the Colegio San Agustin in Makati City. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University in 1996. That same year, Cojuangco starred in her most successful movie ever, DoReMi, alongside Donna Cruz and Regine Velasquez.

Cojuangco-Jaworski is also an actress and a commercial model. She is married to Pasig City congressman Robert "Dodot" Jaworski, Jr., son of basketball player, senator Robert "Sonny" Jaworski. They have three sons named Robert Vincent Anthony III (Robbie), Rafael Joseph (Raf) and Renzo Mikael.

Cojuangco-Jaworski starred in the fantasy soap opera Magic Palayok aired on GMA Network.

On May 23, 2013, CEO of Goshen Land Capital, Inc, Alexander Bangsoy, announced that Cojuango-Jaworski will be the firm's celebrity endorser. Goshen Land Capital, Inc. is a Baguio-based real estate organization engaged in the development of residential subdivisions in prime locations in Baguio.

She became an IOC member at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires in September 2013.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Eat Bulaga! Herself Host
1994 Forever Joyce/Isabelle Leading Lady
1995 I Love You Sabado!!
1995 Manalo Matalo, Mahal Kita Pat Leading Lady
1996 DoReMi Mikki Tolentino Lead Role
1996 Mahal kita, alam mo ba?
1997 Nag-iisang ikaw
1997 Buhay mo'y buhay ko rin
1998 Dahil ba sa kanya
1999 Kasangga: Kahit Kailan
2003 All About You Herself Host
2006 Majika Tamara Special Participation
2009 You Changed My Life Christina Supporting Role
2011 Magic Palayok Isadora De Leon Special Participation
2011 I-Shine Talent Camp TV Herself Host

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