A 20-year-old girl, Racine Pregunta had a final wish as bone cancer ravaged her body in its final days. The young woman told her family she wanted to “die BEAUTIFUL”.
She asked to wear a special dress, a floral headband, make-up details and burial instructions so her farewell was just as she wanted.
Now her family have declared “request fulfilled” as heartbreaking images reveal Racine in an open casket this week looking stunning at her funeral.
Racine died on April 17 in Davao City, in the southern Philippines, after a battle with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer.
According to her sister Rolyn Pregunta, Racine, who had done modelling photoshoots, requested: “If I die, I want to die BEAUTIFUL.”
The request was a reference to a 2016 Filipino comedy, Die Beautiful, about a transgender woman who dies while being crowned in a beauty pageant.
Rolyn has revealed on social media that her sibling made similar but simpler requests as she knew her last days had begun on April 12.
Talking to her sister, she wanted to be buried next to her father’s burial plot.