- The Funny One grand champion Donna Cariaga finally explained in a Facebook post who James is
- The comedienne has been sharing hugot jokes about her ex-boyfriend James in all her bits for the competition
- The relatable stories and her comedic timing made Donna an early favorite in the noontime show competition
Donna Cariaga has broken the illusion and explained to her growing fans the real story behind James.
The 24-year-old won the grand prize on It's Showtime's The Funny One through her heartbroken skits about her ex-boyfriend James who have been cheating on her and using her for money.
It turns out that James is just a fictional character and Donna is actually happily in a long-term relationship with her first boyfriend.
The pair have been together for almost six years and have a 4-year-old daughter together.
Donna said James was inspired by real stories she heard from friends. She said she didn't expect that her comedy piece will be such a hit.
But when she saw the audience enjoying her performances, she continued using James as the centerpiece of her entries.
It proved a good decision because, in the end, she won the whole competition.
Her family is based in Baguio but they all went to Manila to support Donna on her new career.