The MMFF 2016 award-winning film Die Beautiful tackles the fun and touching story of Trisha Echevarria (Paolo Ballesteros), a Filipino transwoman who suddenly dies while being crowned in a beauty pageant.
But aside from the Trisha’s colorful life, her bestfriend Barbs (Christian Bables) truly stole our hearts! And because we totes love her, Barbs will be back for a Die Beautiful prequel show entitled, Born Beautiful. Yas!
Produced by The IdeaFirst Company in partnership with Cignal Entertainment, Born Beautiful will be set after Trisha’s death. It will show how Barbs got her new job as a makeup artist in the funeral parlor responsible for her BFF’s fabulous wake.
The much-awaited series is confirmed to be directed by Jun Cruz Lana.
We’re excited to see you again, Barbs!! 💖
Watch the teaser here: