Frankie Pangilinan celebrates 18th birthday with old Hollywood-themed party

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Frankie Pangilinan (in red) celebrated her debut on Saturday, December 15, at Shangri-La at the Fort. Frankie's family was complete: (L-R) her dad Senator Francis Pangilinan, her younger brother Miguel, her mom Sharon Cuneta, and her sisters Miel and KC Concepcion.

Frankie Pangilinan, daughter of Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Senator Francis Pangilinan, celebrated her 18th birthday with family and close friends on Saturday night, December 15.

Frankie's Old Hollywood-themed grand debut was held at Shangri-La at the Fort in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Her actual birthday is today, December 16.

In an Instagram post, Sharon shared her birthday wish for her second daughter.

She wrote, "Happy 18th Birthday again to one of my very best friends in the whole wide world, a lady with a pure heart, who loves God and has helped a couple of her friends to become closer to Him; my easiest baby when she was an infant then a toddler.

"She was so well-behaved you could’ve forgotten that there was a baby in our home! I love you so much my Baba. Again, thank you for your heart, your kindness and your love.

"I cannot express just how proud I am of you! May God give you all that your heart desires."



Frankie looked stunning in her custom-made rose-inspired red ball gown designed by Mark Bumgarner.

Her makeup was done by Juan Sarte.

Sharon also shared some details about the party.

The Kapamilya host said her daughter was fully in-charge of the planning with events planner Teena Barretto.

She wrote in a separate Instagram post, "EVERYTHING was chosen by Frankie with the help of her event planner @teenabarretto."

Event stylist Gideon Hermosa worked his magic and gave the venue a golden vibe against a dark backdrop. 


In another post, Sharon shared the highlights of her daughter's party.

"Her party was very personal and so non-showbiz.

"The only stars present were Ara Mina, Sunshine Cruz and her beautiful girls, and Leila Alcasid.

"There were no professional singers who performed. We had my long-time Musical Director Mel Villena and his AMP band who played such beautiful standard songs (Told you - Frankie’s an old soul! Like me, she was born a 'manang.')


"Kiko and I sang 'The Way You Look Tonight' to her and the rest of the singing, Frankie did (after removing her big 'rose' gown attachment and turned it into a sleek gown which showed off her beautiful long legs!).

"Beautiful affair. I had to leave them all behind as I am still not feeling all well.

"They’re still partying downstairs with Daddy making bantay (hahaha) and I’m already in my pajamas.

"I came down late cos I was the last one to be made up and I didn’t want to rush and add to my stress and cause myself a relapse.

"I missed the cocktails but what was heartwarming to me was that I was escorted inside the Shangri-la BGC ballroom by Joshua and Bimby.

"My beej Kris isn’t feeling well either so we missed her, but I was so happy the boys came. @krisaquino"


Frankied shared her first dance with her dad, Senator Kiko.

Her second dance was with her younger brother, Miguel.

At her own party, Frankie serenaded the crowd with the jazz song "Dream A Little Dream Of Me."

Frankie, sharing the stage with her sister Miel, performed "A Million Dreams," from the official soundtrack of the hit movie The Greatest Showman.


Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.


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