Frankie Pangilinan's photos from her pre-debut pictorial with Nice Print Photography are captivating. The daughter of Sharon Cuneta and husband Senator Francis Pangilinan will celebrate her 18th birthday this December 16.
Frankie was styled by Rabbit Hole Creatives.
Her glam team included Juan Sarte for her makeup and Jay Wee for her hair.
Proud mom Sharon posted some of Frankie's pre-debut photos on her Instagram account, and wrote her daughter a touching letter ahead of her 18th birthday. The Kapamilya star started off by revealing the story behind Frankie's full name, "An adult in eleven days...MY FRANKIE...My darling Simone Francesca Emmanuelle. God has heard, the meaning of Simon, from which her name Simone is derived. Francesca after her Daddy Francis (his name is not Francisco, which is what many people think). Emmanuelle, another name for Jesus."
The Three Words To Forever star further described Frankie as a daughter. Sharon told Frankie, "My girl, my Baba. My loving, affectionate baby. I am so blessed to have YOU in my life, my Kakie. You make me feel like I haven't failed at all, and for that I will forever be grateful. Thank you for loving me, respecting me, for being a good and grateful daughter."
"Remember—there is only one in the Ten Commandments that is followed by a promise: 'Honor thy father and thy mother, and thou shall be blessed.' And you are, my darling. No matter what may be hurting your heart, you are and will always be blessed because you are a good daughter. Just you wait!"
She continued, "The world is at your feet and the best is yet to come. I am crazy about you and miss you so much! You have grown up to be more beautiful (inside too!) than anyone could have ever imagined. I miss your hugs and kisses and always, ALWAYS your loving moral support for me in anything I do. Thank you for being proud that you are my daughter. It means the world to me. Just like you. I love you with all my heart. Forever, Your loving Mama."
Toward the end of her message, Sharon thanked Juan for "for making my Simone even more beautiful!" She added, "We love you!"
Frankie is the first child of Sharon and Senator Francis. She has two younger siblings, Miel and Miguel, and an older sister, KC Concepcion.