With an immaculate face that could launch a thousand heart-eyes, Kristine Hermosa is the queen of effortless beauty and fashion. She redefines the oft-quoted adage “less is more” by going for ensembles that have less drama but maximum impact.
Proof? Her memorable looks at the Star Magic Ball through the years.
Before the huge, star-studded red-carpet affair that it had become known for, the Star Magic Ball debuted in 2007 as a pretty humble industry banquet. Kristine graced the occasion in a simple Venus-cut maroon gown with a shoulder embellishment. The half-ponytail hairstyle kept her locks away from her face, keeping the overall look effortless. There truly is beauty in simplicity!
This was the year she conquered the Kapamilya Gold slot by playing the lowly yet optimistic Maningning in the afternoon drama “Prinsesa ng Banyera” where she was paired with TJ Trinidad.
In the 2nd Star Magic Ball, the homegrown Kapamilya talent exuded radiance and class. The kiss of red on her lips perfectly accompanied her white retro off-shoulder dress. Kristine swapped last year’s plain half-ponytail ‘do for a voluminous, big-curls hairstyle – a major vintage statement. The goddess-like actress arrived dateless despite rumors linking her with now-husband Oyo Sotto. She was also seen happily talking with her exes Jericho Rosales and Diether Ocampo.
The hearsays that started to sizzle in 2008 would heat up the red carpet come next year as Kristine arrives at the ball with Oyo in tow. Although mum about their real status at the time, the harmonizing elements in their outfits hinted at the brewing romance between them. The dainty print on Kristine’s black dress matched her escort’s necktie. Kristine’s sleeveless number might have appeared understated at a glance until you see the slightly revealing side details.
Kristine had found her constant Star Magic Ball date in Oyo, who was also her partner on the red carpet in 2010. They were hailed as The Couple Of The Night.
We can say the Ball witnessed the love story of Kristine and Oyo unfold. From keeping things low-key in Star Magic Ball 2008 to 2010, the two arrived as a married couple at Star Magic Ball 2011. And not only that, as Kristine flaunted her baby bump on the red carpet. She would miss the next two events to focus on her family life, then make a stunning comeback come 2013.
The gorgeous Kapamilya, whom we last saw in a series via a special role in “Bagani,” rebuked the traditional black-and-white theme by going for a blue tulle ball gown paired with a braided hairstyle at the Star Magic Ball 2013.
Her penchant for the shade of blue was evident in her next Star Magic Ball appearance in 2017, where she donned a dark blue laced frock, again, complementing Oyo’s suit.
Just looking at the photos in this gallery, we can all agree that Kristine is the personification of ageless, divine beauty. We hope she can spill where the “fountain of youth” can be found. Most of all, we hope to see her in the upcoming ABS-CBN Ball.
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.