Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski

Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski

Mikaela María Antonia Cojuangco-Jaworski, (born Mikaela María Antonia de los Reyes Cojuangco), better known simply as Mikee Cojuangco or Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, is a Chinese Filipino equestrianne, local television host and actress from the Philippines. She is a gold medalist in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea.[1]

She was born on February 26, 1974 to Jose Cojuangco, Jr., former Congressman of Tarlac and Margarita "Tingting" de los Reyes-Cojuangco former Governor of the same province and now president of the Philippine Public Safety College. Her father is from the Cojuangco family of Tarlac province in Central Luzon. The Cojuangcos owns a 6,000-hectare sugar plantation in said province known as Hacienda Luisita. She is also the niece of former Philippine President Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, first cousin of fellow actress Kris Aquino and current 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

Mikee 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. But her best winning moment happened just before the curtains fell on the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea. Mikee managed to bag Philippines' third and last gold medal in the individual show jumping event. She was appointed as the flag bearer at the 2010 Asian Games, despite not competing at the Games.[2]

She graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the Ateneo de Manila University in 1996.

Aside from being a champion rider, Mikee is also a TV and movie actress and a commercial model. She is married to Pasig City congressman Robert "Dudut" Jaworski, Jr., son of basketball player, senator Robert "Sonny" Jaworski. Together, they have three sons named Robert Vincent Anthony III (Robbie), Rafael Joseph (Raf) and Renzo Mikael.

Mikee is now starring in the fantasy soap opera Magic Palayok aired on GMA Network.


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