Enchong Dee introduces his new girlfriend at As early as three hours before the event proper, the lobby of the Makati Shangrila-la hotel was filled with excited fans who couldn't wait to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars. The 8th Star Magic Ball was anticipated to be not just a night of celebration for it's current roster of stars but also a homecoming of sorts for former talents who will always be a Kapamilya at heart.
Jolina Magdangal arrived with husband Mark Escueta and looked happy to see her mentor Mr. Johnny "M" Manahan. Newly engaged couple Heart Evangelista and senator Chiz Escudero also add glitz to this year's red carpet. Jake Cuenca proudly brought his model girlfriend Chanel Olive Thomas while Yeng Constantino also happily brought her fiancé Yan Asuncion. Sam Concepcion arrived with Jasmine Curtis. Melissa Ricks was happy to be escorted by her boyfriend Charles. Same goes for Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco who are attending their first ball as a married couple.
PBB All In housemates turned instant celebs were also happy to attend their first major Showbiz event after leaving the Big Brother house. Grand winner Daniel Matsunaga brought along his sister Vanessa as his date for the night while Maris Racal and Jane Oineza chose to go dateless for the night. The only one who had an escort for the night was Vicki Rushton who came with boyfriend Jason Abalos. Twins Fourth and Fifth Pagotan arrived wearing suits by Pepsi Herrera.
Reel and real couples also added glitz to the event. Picture perfect couples included Nash Aguas and Alexa Ilacad, Marlo Mortel and Janella Salvador, Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia, Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, Zanjoe Marudo and Bea Alonzo, John Lloyd Cruz and Angelica Panganiban, Gerald Anderson and Maja Salvador. Piolo Pascual escorted his Hawak Kamay co-star Iza Calzado tonight because her boyfriend Ben is still abroad
But the real scene-stealer of the red carpet was Enchong Dee who finally introduced his Fil-British model girlfriend Samantha Lewis. This is the first time the couple has been photographed together in a showbiz event. Enchong, who was accused of having made up the story of having a new girlfriend has finally put the rumors to rest with Sam's appearance tonight.