Miel Pangilinan celebrated her 16th birthday on September 2, 2020.
"Sixteen already?!?!?!" her mom Sharon Cuneta exclaimed in her birthday message.
The Megastar then realized that in two years time, Miel will be 18: "You'll be 'legal' na ren?! Oh nooo... Honey (Literally. 'Miel' is French and Spanish for 'honey!'), my Bunny, Yellie, Yeyie..."
Sharon thanked Miel "for all the joy" she brings to the family, and appreciated how close she has been to her siblings Frankie and Miguel.
"I see how very, very close you and your Ate Kakie are now and that makes my heart so full. I know you will take good care of each other and your little bro until long after I'm gone."
For a bit of a laugh, Sharon added this quick story from Miel's earliest years: "Remember always that you are the only human being on this planet that can proudly claim to have lived off of only my breastmilk for the first 6-1/2 months of your life! Hahaha!"
The Megastar then ended her message with this birthday wish.
She wrote, "Happy 16th Birthday, my youngest girl. May God bless your heart and always keep you safe. May He give you all the happiness you so deserve and a life so wonderful that you would wish for nothing more except to be able to share your blessings with those who would need them most. I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH. Thank you for loving me. Mama"
Even though the family is stuck at home because of COVID-19, Sharon and husband Senator Kiko Pangilinan were able to put together an NCT-themed birthday celebration.
NCT is Miel's favorite K-Pop boy group.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in August 2018, Sharon described her youngest daughter as her "mini-me."
"I think Miel is going to be like me," the ABS-CBN star said. "She's the one who's going to be acting and singing, and she is a great dancer like KC."
KC is Sharon's daughter with former husband Gabby Concepcion.
Miel's love for K-Pop has also rubbed off on Sharon. The Megastar gamely joins Miel in her fangirling.
Remember when they met the members of NCT?
The mother-daughter duo also dances to K-Pop songs together.