Hundreds of stars flocked to the Makati Shangrila Hotel last September 12 for the 9th Star Magic Ball. The media and the fans alike were totally in awe as the brightest stars in the biz graced the red carpet wearing the most fabulous attires. But some celebs noticeably did not make it to the grand ball.
Actor Matteo did not make it to the event for the reason the he needed to fly back to Cebu to mourn for the death of his grandfather. This was confirmed by a photo posted by Dra. Vickie Belo on her Instagram account in which Matteo and his girlfriend Sarah Geronimo were spotted at the funeral. Vickie posted, “@justsarahg flew to #cebu to comfort @mateoguidicelli on the passing away of his beloved Lolo Nono. I know how much comfort this must have brought to Matteo because he’s super close to his lolo.”
While his ka-love team Dawn Zulueta graced the ball, Richard did not make it to the grand gathering this year. On Richard's recent update on his Instagram, he was in Ormoc City handing donated goods to the community. "We thank the Taiwan Association in the Philippines for donating 2000 sacks of rice which we distributed to the marginalized brgys around Ormoc City," he posted on his IG account.
The last update about the actor last Saturday was he was already en route to Manila after gracing an event in Davao to catch the Star Magic Ball. His manager Biboy Arboleda posted last Saturday, "My anak Coco Martin is at Davao Airport now for flight to Manila segue Star Magic Ball. Dear Lord, safe flight please sa Ulan, he graced the 25th anniversary of his RDL family in Davao. Salamasteh RDL Family sa pag unawa and sa lahat lahat.”
Heart Evangelista did not also make it to the ball this year. Heart was one of the standouts last year on the red carpet with husband Chiz Escudero. Though she could not make it this year, Heart expressed her gratitude towards Star Magic for inviting her to the ball. “Although I can't make it tonight . thank you to my @starmagicphils
family for always inviting us. enjoy the night.
One of Star Magic’s all-time favorite belles, Kristine Hermosa unfortunately was not able to attend the ball last Saturday. The last time Kristine graced the ball was last 2013 with husband Oyo Boy Sotto.
Fans were also anticipating that Vice Ganda would grace the red carpet of the 9th Star Magic Ball but the comedian did not make it to the grand event last Saturday. Vice was bonding with the Showtime gang (sans Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia, who were both at the ball), until 3 in the morning.
With his great fashion sense and style, Vice could have been one of the scene stealers last Satuday.