Not only the talented artists and the reputable executives of the network made the ABS-CBN Ball last September 29 utterly bright and remarkable, as seven Filipina beauty queens came to join the celebration of another memorable milestone for the Kapamilyas.
Despite getting dressed in designer gowns of different colors and silhouettes, spectators couldn’t help but notice how they seemed to have coordinated as all of them opted for outfits with thigh-high slit.
Pia Wurtzbach was indeed a show-stopper as she marched down the red carpet with her handsome beau and escort that night, Marlon Stockinger. In an Instagram post, the Miss Universe 2015’s expressed her elation as her ‘golden dreams’ finally came true, thanks to her glam team who made it possible for her to literally shine that night. Her her sun-kissed skin, blonde highlights, and nude makeup absolutely complemented her sleek gold Martin Bautista tube number.
The world seemed to stop spinning for a few moments when it was Miss Universe 2018 Pinay bet Catriona Gray graciously walked down the red carpet, flashing her captivating smile and innate sophistication through the shimmering silver Mak Tumang gown she wore.
Binibining Pilipinas 2016 titleholders and Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Los Bastardos leading ladies Kylie Versoza and Maxine Medina were also present at the grandiose charity event. The Miss International 2016 queen looked very much regal in her heavily-embellished white low-cut frock with frou-frou detail on the left shoulder. Tying her hair in a neat bun truly did a great job in displaying her enchanting allure. Miss Universe 2016 finalist wowed in the textured silver Rhett Eala number, which she topped off with wavy locks and flattering bangs.
Miss Grand International first runner-up Nicole Cordoves channeled the inner Cleopatra in her by sporting a winged eyeliner and high ponytails that seamlessly complemented her sequined gold and black ensemble meticulously crafted by renowned designer Patricia Santos, which she revealed in her IG post is her way of deviating from the usual pageant look.
“Finally—the DRESS! I told @patriciasantosatelier my intention to digress from the pageant look. I’m so glad she had this vision of mixing just the right amount of sparkle against a black, subtly metallic fabric that made me feel like a queen who’s also ready to get herself into the battlefield,” she wrote.
Adding glamour to the star-studded affair was Miss Universe 2013 third runner-up and Playhouse star Ariella Arida who arrived in her gorgeous one-shoulder, cleavage-baring, sparkling pink Hannah Kong creation.
Last, but definitely not the least, was Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2009 Bianca Manalo who apparently became the muse of her FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano co-stars as they trooped onto the red carpet together. She was truly dazzling in the frou-frou powder blue Patty Ang number she donned and finished her look by letting her sleek ponytail rest on her right shoulder.
ABS-CBN Ball 2018 is for the benefit of Bantay Bata Children's Village 163 upcoming relaunch. The blue ribbon worn by the attendees symbolizes their support for the institution and its campaign against child abuse.