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Celebrity stylist Fanny Serrano, 74


ARGUABLY one of the first celebrity makeup artists to become a household name, Fanny Serrano (né Felix Mariano Fausto, Jr.) has passed away. He was 74.

His ward, Maktin Miranda, shared on Facebook: “It is with a heavy heart [that I have] to share to everyone that my Father, Felix Mariano Fausto Jr., aka Fanny Serrano, has peacefully joined our creator last night, around 9 p.m. MNL, at the comfort of our home.”

Ang prayer lang namin huwag siyang masyadong maghirap (our only prayer was that he would not suffer too much) and our Lord gave that to him, the blessing of moving on in his sleep,” his daughter Patpat Miranda told ABS-CBN News in an interview today.

In March 2021, one of his most famous clients — actress, singer, and political spouse Sharon Cuneta — announced that Mr. Serrano had suffered from a “massive stroke.”

“I am happy to tell you that TF (Tita Fanny) is now home, recuperating and on his way to a happy 100 more years!,” said Ms. Cuneta a few months later.

An IMDB page in his name lists film credits in styling and makeup, in classics such as Sharon Cuneta-starrers like P.S I Love You, Babangon Ako’t Dudurugin Kita, Madrasta, and Minsan, Minahal Kita. Being around celebrity faces such as Cherie Gil, Kris Aquino, and Maricel Soriano also lent him a bit of a showbiz career himself — he appeared on anthology drama series Maalala Mo Kaya, among others.

Born in Singalong, Manila, he started out as a helper in a small salon in Paco, Manila. His big break came, when he did the makeup for actress Celia Rodriguez, and from there expanding his celebrity clientele.

He went on to open a chain of salons, and created his own make-up line and clothing line.

Actress and comedian Kakai Bautista said on Facebook, “I still can’t express how grateful I am for your kindness and generosity.”

“A few years ago, ikaw na isang Fanny Serrano ang nagtanggol at binigyan ako ng inspiration na laging magtiwala sa aking ganda (You defended me and inspired me to always believe in my beauty).” — JLG