Celebrities, models, and designers attend the first StarStudio Celebrity Style Awards.
Last October 3, the Grand ballroom of the Dusit Thani hotel in Makati City was filled with some of the Philippines'rsquo; brightest as celebrities, models, and fashion designers walked the red carpet to attend StarStudio magazine'rsquo;s first ever Celebrity Style Awards. The event was also held as part of StarStudio Magazine'rsquo;s tenth year anniversary. Early birds included John James Uy, Isabel Oli, Marc Nelson, Joey Mead, Kelly Misa, Phoemela Baranda, and Nanette Medved. Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson arrived together wearing coordinated ensembles by Celebrity Designer of the Year nominee Francis Libiran while Gretchen Barretto was escorted by partner Tonyboy Cojuangco. Picture perfect couple Georgina Wilson and Borgy Manotoc also graced the affair and even presented some awards.
The program highlights included mini-fashion shows by the Celebrity Designer of the year nominees as well performances by Karylle, Richard Poon, Imago, and Pedicab. Hot models like Wilma Doesnt, Brent Javier, Ornussa Cadness, and Raya Mananquil showcased the creations. Male Celebrity Style Icon awardee Ely Buendia was not present to accept his award, but female Celebrity Style Icon winner Lucy Torres-Gomez was there to accept hers. "I'rsquo;d like to thank ABS-CBN and StarStudio Magazine. I'rsquo;d like to share this award with all the lovely ladies here tonight and there are many. I'rsquo;d like to thank Randy Ortiz. I'rsquo;d also like to thank my husband who always inspires me to look my best," she said.
Most Stylish Leading Lady winner Kim Chiu was visibly surprised when she went up to accept her award. "Wow naman sa award na ito. Thank you sa StarStudio and ABS-CBN Publishing for recognizing yung mga styles ko and yun mga outfits ko," she said. The pretty chinita bested other nominees Anne Curtis, Heart Evangelista, Judy Ann Santos, and Rhian Ramos for the award. Piolo Pascual and John Lloyd Cruz shared the title for Most Stylish Leading Man. Gretchen Barretto and Piolo Pascual won the Best Red Carpet Style award. Tim Yap won the Most Stylish Male Host award while Angel Aquino and Daphne Ose'ntilde;a-Paez shared the distinction of being the Most Stylish Female Host awardees.
Toni Gonzaga won Most Stylish Comedienne while Petrang Kabayo star Vice Ganda won Most Stylish Comedian. "Thank you so much. I'rsquo;m really expecting this (laughs). Sobrang flattered ako na I'rsquo;m now receiving an award under a male category. Thank you so, so much to StarStudio. I also want to say thank you so much to my dad because he'rsquo;s influenced me a lot in terms of fashion. Thank you so much StarStudio and more horsepower! Party, party!" he says. Sarah Geronimo, who was unable to attend the event because of another showbiz commitment, won two awards which was Most Stylish Female Performer and the Belo Body award. Billy Crawford won Most Stylish Male Performer and his manager Arnold Vegafria accepted the award for him. Agot Isidro won Most Stylish Kontrabida while Randy Ortiz won the Celebrity Designer of the Year award.