The brightest stars of the country have once again gathered together for this year’s Star Magic Ball. On its ninth year, the event was nothing short but grand and was filled with surprising and unforgettable moments. Here are the top highlights for this year’s grand event:
1. Star Magic pays tribute to ABS-CBN executive Charo Santos-Concio
Star Magic had a heartfelt tribute to Kapamilya executive Charo Santos-Concio during the ball. The ABS-CBN President was handed with a special limited edition magazine published by Star Magic titled “Charo and I” which is a compilation of snapshots and stories of the executive with her friends in showbiz and outside of showbiz. Star Magic’s head Mr. Johnny Manahan was the editor-in-chief of the magazine.
2. Daniel Matsunaga and Erich Gonzales attend the ball as a couple for the first time
Daniel Matsunaga and Erich Gonzales attended their very first ball together as a couple. “Sobrang saya and super excited [ako] for the event, for the evening, ganda rin ng partner [ko]. Yes [this is the] first and many more to come.” Erich added, “We just know that it’s going to be fun.”
3. Father-son Piolo and Inigo Pascual are partners for the ball
Piolo Pascual expressed his excitement of having his son as his partner during the ball. It is Inigo’s first time to attend the grand gathering and he is more than happy to have his father as his partner. Piolo is just as thrilled as his son saying, “I’m excited to be with my son first time kaming magkasama. Actually I don’t know what to expect, just be with everyone else and really enjoy ourselves. It’s his 18th birthday in a couple of hours so you know he’s gonna be an adult as they say.”
4. Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano grace the ball after plane controversy
Moving on from the recent controversy, Enrique Gil happily grace the ball with onscreen partner Liza Soberano. “It feels amazing and para sa akin it’s the only time na all the Star Magic family can get together and have fun actually so I’m actually excited for the night,” Enrique said
“I’m excited and I’m just happy na siyempre Star Magic pa rin kami so it’s a privilege to be able to go to see to this ball and see the star dressed up beautifully,” Liza stated.
5. Pokwang brings along American boyfriend Lee O’Brien
Pokwang was all smiles as he arrived at the ball with her American boyfriend Lee O’Brien. “After nine years ng Star Magic Ball ngayon lang meron [date],” Pokwang enthusiastically shared. It’s Lee’s first time to attend the event and he expressed how happy he is to be part of the ball with his girlfriend. “This is my first time so I’m pretty excited. I’m just excited for the night and wherever he takes me on I trust her [that] it’s going be fun,” he stated.
6. Gerald Anderson shares the limelight with niece Lyra
Gerald Anderon brought his niece Lyra to the ball. Lyra is from General Santos City and according to Gerald, his niece is a very big fan of the Star Magic artists. “Sobrang excited ako, ito ‘yung ball na excited ako kasi kasama ko siya and mahilig siya sa ano eh sa mga artista kaya dinala ko ang camera ko para makapagpa-picture siya. Pamangkin ko [anak] ng ate ko. She’s one of the most beautiful dates na meron ako,” Gerald said.
7. Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador hangs out together at the Star Magic Ball party
Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador happily spent time together in the ball. Both Kapamilya stars were spotted hanging out at the after-party. While Kim arrived with Xian Lim at the red carpet and Maja went solo, both actresses chose to share a moment at the party.
8. Jodi Sta. Maria brings along son Thirdy
Jodi Sta. Maria made everyone smile as she arrived at the ball escorted by her son Thirdy. Her son excitedly escorted his mom who wore a very adorable outfit to the ball. The Pangako Sa’yo actress looked fantastic as well and enjoyed the night with her son.