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Woman who wasn’t sure she’d make it to 60 has a quinceañera to celebrate her birthday

Katherine Sidnell

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Woman who wasn’t sure she’d make it to 60 has a quinceañera to celebrate her birthday

Featured Image Credit: Suzette Reynoso-Bivens

While most 15-year-olds are planning their quinceañera, one woman waited until she was 60 to have the coming-of-age party.

Having spent over four decades planning the event, Livier Reynoso used the occasion to mark her 60th after fearing she wouldn’t live to see the birthday.

Even more touchingly, the Mexican woman’s story has gone viral after her niece shared a video of her celebration on social media.

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Unlike other kids, Reynoso never had a typical coming-of-party while growing up in Jalisco.

Having been diagnosed with diabetes, the Californian resident experienced severe symptoms and feared she wouldn’t live to see her 60th birthday.

As the big day approached though, she decided to throw a huge princess-themed quinceañera to celebrate with her loved ones.

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Inspired by Disney films, Reynoso decided to wear a dress based on Tiana’s in Princess and The Frogcomplete with a green sash and tiara.

Her closest friends also joined by dressing up as Cinderella, Snow White, Mulan, Belle and Mirabel Madrigal from Encanto, as they attended a special service at Saint Anthony’s Church.

She celebrated in style with a princess-themed party. Credit: TikTok/Suzette Reynoso-Bivens
She celebrated in style with a princess-themed party. Credit: TikTok/Suzette Reynoso-Bivens

The belle of the ball then headed to a nearby family ranch, where she danced the night away surrounded by friends and family.

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Reynoso later told Good Morning America: "It was just like the parties I used to see when I was that age … Everything was incredible. Everything was just how I dreamed it would be."

Touchingly, her story has also gone semi-viral after her niece Suzette Reynoso-Bivens shared videos from the day on TikTok.

She even got a dance with Prince Charming. Credit: TikTok/Suzette Reynoso-Bivens
She even got a dance with Prince Charming. Credit: TikTok/Suzette Reynoso-Bivens

With the heartwarming clip quickly gaining over 695,000 views, many people congratulated the 60-year-old and gushed about how happy she looked in the comments.

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One user wrote: “Omg her inner little girl is living for this! This is so sweet”

Meanwhile, however, felt inspired by the 60-year-old having not had a quinceañera of their own.

Another added: “For someone that didn’t have a quince i know this will be me one. i’m so happy for her.”

“My momma is having a 50ñera next year and I’m so excited for her since she didn’t get her 15,” gushed a third.

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Speaking about the celebrations, Reynoso-Bivens later told GMA: "It was just really a fun time ... seeing all my tías, [or aunts], getting dressed up as princesses. It's not something you see every day…”

She added: "It was a great sight to see and very inspiring as well."

Can we come along to the next princess party?

Topics: News, Disney, US News, TikTok, Viral

Katherine Sidnell
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