KathNiel McLisse LoiNie Star Magic Ball

Three years since its last staging in 2019, the prestigious ABS-CBN Ball will have its much-awaited return this year on the 30th of September!

And as we anticipate who among our favorite celebrities will attend either on solo or with a gorgeous arm candy, let us look back first on the remarkable appearances of reel-and-real-life couples KathNiel, LoiNie, and McLisse in the past editions of both the Star Magic Ball and ABS-CBN Ball in this Kapamilya Snaps feature!


Loisa Andalio & Ronnie Alonte

From being colleagues on It’s Showtime as members of its in-house groups GirlTrends and Hashtags, respectively, Loisa and Ronnie went on to become sweethearts – much to the surprise of everyone.

Thus, after years of attending the Star Magic Ball separately or with other companions, the Pira-Pirasong Paraiso stars had their red-carpet debut as LoiNie in 2017.

Loisa was fierce in a patterned white gown, while Ronnie was so dashing in sleek black tuxedo.

At the first ever ABS-CBN Ball in 2018, she stunned in a glittery tube gown while he went for the classic black tuxedo.

They then made hearts swoon at the 2019 ABS-CBN Ball, wherein Loisa embodied the Modern Filipiana theme by putting on a sultry red number with a deep V neckline and a thigh-high slit that displayed her décolletage and beautiful legs. Meanwhile, Ronnie looked handsome in an all-black ensemble.


McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson

Working together in the successful daytime drama Be Careful With My Heart, McCoy and Elisse seemingly decided to be each other’s arm candy in the 2013 Star Magic Ball.

Although they were not yet a love team at the time, the two were such delightful sights in their black and white ensembles.

They eventually got to work in other projects in the succeeding years, in which their chemistry got noticed, and the McLisse tandem was born.

In their maiden appearance as McLisse in 2016, the Pira-Pirasong Paraiso actress was a goddess in a white ball gown, while the FPJ’s Batang Quiapo actor dashing in a classic black and white tuxedo.

The following year, they delighted us with their looks that could definitely pass as prom king and queen. She was mesmerizing in her beaded gown, while he looked so dapper in his black tux with a velvet blazer.

McLisse last walked the red carpet together at the 2018 ABS-CBN Ball. Elisse wore an elegant blue gown with a deep v neckline. McCoy sported his go-to black tux.


Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

After making separate debuts in the Star Magic Ball, Kathryn and Daniel paraded on the red carpet together for the first time in 2012. 

She wore a beaded white sweetheart gown, while he pulled off a bespectacled look in a three-piece black tuxedo.

They have been attending the glitzy affair together since then, with Kath sashaying down the red carpet in an embellished pink number, while DJ was cladded in a checkered suit.

For 2014’s Old Hollywood Glam motif, she dazzled in a sparkling gown with a feathery skirt, which he matched by donning a red suit and brandishing a black cane prop.

In 2015, KathNiel was indeed glowing when they attended the annual gala in matching white ensembles. The Kapamilya actor was in an all-white suit, while the actress was clothed in a gorgeous long-sleeved number. It seemed to be their way of celebrating their success as an already established loveteam after the success of the Pangako Sa 'Yo remake they top-billed that year.

The following year, they once again arrived in twinning outfits, which exhibited their mature facets. Kath was so gorgeous in her black tube gown with a slit, while he was utterly debonair in a black open collar suit.

Their outfits for the last Star Magic Ball in 2017 indeed gave off fairytale vibes. She walked the red carpet in a heavily embellished champagne gown, while he wore a plum velvet blazer and tinted shades.

At the first ever ABS-CBN Ball, the Asia' Superstar made heads turn in a daring white backless gown. Beside her was the dashing Supreme Idol, who looked like a real-life prince charming in a black velvet blazer and a gold dress shirt.

And in the 2019 ABS-CBN Ball, which was extra special because of the Modern Filipiniana theme, Kathryn stunned in a form-fitting fuchsia gown with a sweetheart mesh neckline. Daniel complemented her by looking dapper in a blue suit over a barong and tinted shades.

Will LoiNie, McLisse, and KathNiel grace this year’s ABS-CBN Ball? Let’s all just wait and see!

Apart from being a star-studded night of glitz and glamour, the upcoming ABS-CBN Ball 2023 will also put the spotlight on the stories of thanksgiving, togetherness, and hope shared by Kapamilya artists, employees, partners, and collaborators, who all share the vision of delivering stories that promote human good to our dear audiences. Moreover, it will also aim to raise funds for the benefit of the ABS-CBN Foundation.