Well-rounded and creative are just two of the many empowering words to describe Vice Ganda – the Unkabogable Superstar in every sense. Through the years, he has become one of the most admired in the industry, not only in terms of hosting and comedy, but also in the fashion department.
In the annual ABS-CBN Ball, spectators look forward to his outfits, knowing that he’d turn heads with his big, bold, and flamboyant style. There’s no room for dullness when he plays with the dress code!
This reminds us of his sublime carnival queen-themed outfit to the 2019 Ball seen in these throwback photos. Be prepared to be wowed all over again!
For that year’s Modern Filipiniana theme, Vice channelled the Manila Carnival Queen, which was a title given to the ladies possessing ‘beauty with a substance’ who joined the annual Queen of the Manila Carnival (dubbed by aficionados as the earliest beauty pageant in the country that ran from 1908-1939) and campaigned for good causes during the American colonial period.
It was the age of sartorial splendor as the ladies wore spectacular costumes that showcased the Filipina beauty and heritage. Drawing inspiration from that era, Vice wore an imposing gown that was heavily embellished with multi-colored stones on its bodice, with a long train, and oversized (‘eksaherada’ and ‘unkabogable’ level, we say) sheer puffed sleeves which was a modern take on the Filipiniana butterfly sleeves.
Completing his regal look was his wavy blonde hair accessorized with a golden crown no less.
With how extravagant the look was, it took a village for the It’s Showtime and Everybody, Sing! host to pull it off. The intricate ensemble was a collaboration between brilliant designers Paul Cabral and Neric Beltran, with Liz Uy in charge of his overall styling.
Vice truly reigned supreme on the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet. Admit it, this look is making you all the more thrilled to see what he serves next in the upcoming ABS-CBN Ball 2023.
This year, the ABS-CBN Ball embarks on a new chapter that celebrates stories of gratitude and togetherness shared by the whole Kapamilya community – artists, employees, and collaborators.
Watch out for the grandest showbiz affair of the year! The ABS-CBN Ball 2023 happens on September 30 for the benefit of the ABS-CBN Foundation.