The only night every year wherein the brightest stars of the Kapamilya network are gathered under one roof just got brighter with the return of certain Kapamilya stars at the Star Magic Ball held on September 6 in Makati Shangri-La Hotel.
Surprising the crowd during their arrival at the red carpet were former Kapamilya stars Heart Evangelista who graced the red carpet with her fiance Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Jolina Magdangal, who came to the event with husband Mark Escueta. Apart from them, Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares as well as her husband were also in attendance. Also present was Sen. Sonny Angara and wife Tootsy Angara.
The event which was graced with over 300 stars was hosted by Concert King Martin Nievera and had performances by The Voice Season 1 finalist Klarisse de Guzman, the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, local rock band Itchyworms and select thespians off the soundtrack of famed Broadway show Miss Saigon.
Halfway through the show, ABS-CBN gave a donation to Kapamilya star and Miss World Megan Young’s chosen charity. The reigning beauty queen chose the Miss World fundraising campaign called Beauty with a Purpose.
One of the most anticipated parts of the glamorous event, apart from the stars’ entrance at the red carpet, was the handing out of the special awards.
This year the Moet & Chandon Fabulous Pair of the Night was given to Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual and stunning date Iza Calzado.
While the Best Dressed Male and Female stars were given to Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon star Paulo Avelino who wore a Dolce & Gabbana suit and Mirabella actress Julia Barretto who shone in a Rajo Laurel gown.
The Couple of the Night award was given to real life couple John Lloyd Cruz and Angelica Panganiban who have been each other’s date at the same event for two years in a row now.
Lastly, the O+ Stars of the Night award was given to timeless stars Gretchen Barretto and Richard Gomez who came as each other’s date this year. Richard also surprised the crowd by doing a duet with Martin.