Now on its 11th staging, the Star Magic Ball has always captured our imagination.
Fans flock to the venue, watch pay-per-view channels, or go online to access livestreams or get up-to-the minute gallery updates just to catch a glimpse of the fascinating, elegant look of their favorite stars donning the best in fashion.
Part of this eager anticipation is expecting who will attend and who will accompany them to the biggest showbiz gala in the country. In celebrating Star Magic’s 25th year anniversary, the Ball will surely feature many firsts, surprise guests, and landmark milestones.
Here’s what to expect:
A non-celebrity Star Magic Ball ‘Guest of Honor’
Have you been dreaming of attending the Star Magic Ball and party all night with your favorite celebs? Well, a lucky Kapamilya from Davao City is set to live that dream as the first-ever non-celebrity ‘Guest of Honor’ in the much-anticipated event.
By winning a Star Magic digital promo last year, 22-year-old Crystyn Joy Laranjo is going to have that once in a lifetime opportunity to live the celebrity life by getting that superstar treatment at the 2017 Star Magic Ball. Crystyn will wear a stunning Nat Manilag gown and get that gorgeous celebrity look courtesy of top stylist Karen Santos. She will then head off to a photoshoot before proceeding to the Makati Shangri-La, where she will walk the Star Magic Ball red carpet, and spend the rest of the night rubbing elbows and partying with her idols. And for sure—a stream of selfies with all her favorite Star Magic artists that she will treasure forever.
A glittering lineup of newcomers
Expect a grand entrance of celebrated first-time attendees, specifically Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7 alumni, which includes Grand Winner Maymay Entrata, Kisses Delavin, Edward Barber, Vivoree Esclito and Marco Gallo, who are starting to make a name for themselves in the industry.
Fans will surely eagerly anticipate hot newbies La Luna Sangre mainstay Tony Labrusca and A Love to Last cast member JK Labajo. Ogie Alcasid’s daughter Leila Alcasid will also attend the star-studded event for the first time.
Star Magic returnee Antoinette Taus and new Kapamilya actor Enzo Pineda will likewise grace the gala.
It will be reunion of sorts of past and present talents of Star Magic as former top leading ladies of the Kapamilya network, Claudine Barretto, Heart Evangelista and Kristine Hermosa are set to attend this year’s Ball.
Claudine Barretto is expected to attend festivities after recently posting a photo on her Instagram with the caption “Preparing for the “BIG DAY” thank you my Team #SMB”, which made us assume that she’s already gearing up for the occasion. The last time she attended was in 2009.
Meanwhile, it was in 2014 when Heart last graced the red carpet together with her then-fiancé Senator Francis Escudero, whereas Kristine’s last was in 2013 with husband Oyo Boy Sotto.
Glittery, most talked about red carpet
This is where the event gets the most attention as it parades Star Magic’s biggest stars in breathtaking couture—a reason for widespread and relentless discussion, sometimes lurid and controversial. The red carpet is the only chance the public gets to see the stars before they actually attend the Ball. And this always leads to a wild scramble of the best camera shots or get the best view.
This year will surely be more than just your ordinary Ball, with Star Magic celebrating its sliver year. You can expect shocking tandems, delightful visuals, and surprise appearances that will definitely make it the most talked about in the succeeding days.
The party with a cause
And more than just feasting on the looks of our favorite celebrities and enjoying a fun-filled night, the Star Magic Ball continues its tradition of selecting a charitable entity as a beneficiary of donations from artists and proceeds from the event.
This year, the Star Magic Ball supports the Bantay Bata scholars in their pursuit of quality education and a bright future.
With a day to go before the 11th Star Magic Ball unfolds, we can’t wait for this stellar display to take our breath away.
To watch your favorite glamorous Star Magic artists,watch the Star Magic Ball 2017 – Red Carpet on KBO of ABS-CBN TVplus, this Sunday (October 1) 6pm. Register using your ABS-CBNmobile sim by texting KBO30 SEP30 <your TVplus box ID> to 2131. To know more, visit ABS-CBN TVplus on Facebook.com/ABSCBNTVplus.