The highly publicized 9th Star Magic Ball held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel’s Rizal Ballroom last Sept. 12 was well-attended by real-life couples, budding romances, and popular loveteams The night’s color motifs were nude, champagne, ecru and white for women, and black and white for men.
Enrique Gil attended the event with onscreen partner Liza Soberano. Actor Piolo Pascual who wore a black Dior suit arrived at the party with teenage son Iñigo. A dateless Paulo Avelino chose to walk the red carpet all by himself in a black Gucci suit. Actors Zanjoe Marudo and John Lloyd Cruz were with their girlfriends Bea Alonzo and Angelica Panganiban, respectively. Jericho Rosales was with British-Filipino wife Kim Jones who wore a Jun Escario number. Richard Poon was with Maricar Reyes who donned a Vania Romoff creation.
Jake Cuenca was with 19-year-old girlfriend Sara Grace Kelly, Ejay Falcon with Ellen Adarna, and Joseph Marco with Kazel Kinouchi. Vina Morales, in a Francis Libiran nude gown, and Shaina Magdayao, in a champagne-colored John Herrera creation, both chose to walk solo on the red carpet. Teen star Janella Salvador looked radiant in her Pepsi Herrera ecru gown.
The Kapamilya event was held partly as a tribute to ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio, who will be retiring soon.