While the Star Magic Ball normally puts the spotlight on the ABS-CBN talent arm’s own artists, there were those attendees through the years who were not part of the roster of talents but shone so bright that their presence had been unforgettable.
Here are the non-Star Magic talents who made heads turn, eyes opened wide, mouths agape and abuzz as cameras rolled and flashed during those dazzling 10 years of the Star Magic Ball.
She first attended the ball as her Pasion de Amor co-star Ejay Falcon’s date in 2015, and made a statement by being one of those women who veered away from the usual long gowns and ball skirts and wore an equally chic pantsuit instead. In 2016, she tagged along one of her good girl friends to accompany her.
The A Love To Last star was lucky enough to party all night with her ultimate crush Piolo Pascual by her side on her first Star Magic Ball experience in 2012. They teamed-up in the 2014 soap opera Hawak Kamay.
The Mega daughter truly sparkled in her appearances in the formal party with her then-beau Papa P, who was also her love interest in the Pinoy incarnation of the Korean drama Lovers in Paris.
Although she’s never been a part of the Star Magic, the It’s Showtime host has been attending the annual event regularly since 2007 and never failed to stun the onlookers with her scene-stealer outfits.
Belle was one of the most anticipated stars to walk down the red carpet in the ninth edition of the Star Magic Ball being one of the newest Kapamilyas at that time. She indeed looked relaxed and sophisticated in her backless crème gown, but her friend Raymond Gutierrez revealed that the she had to finish getting dressed in the car enroute to the venue.
Despite calling it quits with Star Magic nine years ago after transferring to a rival network, everyone was surprised at the sight of the actress in 2011. In an interview, Heart disclosed that she was definitely overwhelmed when the executives invited her to come over. And three years ago, she exuded her newly-engaged glow as she attended with her fiancé-then Senator Chiz Escudero and proudly showed off her shimmering engagement ring.
The TV host, supermodel and “It Girl” looked simply gorgeous in the black tailored trench she opted to wear on her 2014 Star Magic Ball stint.
Lovi Poe never was identified with Star Magic, much less with ABS-CBN but she attended the 5th Star Magic Ball in 2011. Why? She was invited by Star Magic talent Jake Cuenca, who was her co-star in the 2011 film My Neighbor’s Wife. The actor reiterated that he just invited the actress after learning that she never attended the annual gathering and had been interested to experience it.
Despite not being a Star Magic talent, Billy has been a regular attendee at the Ball since he first set foot on the Kapamilya network. It was in 2014 when he and Coleen Garcia debuted in the red carpet as a couple.
The wacky host blessed the Star Magic Ball twice, in 2009 and 2016. Luis indeed felt lucky to walk down the aisle, err, red carpet with last year’s Sexiest Woman and his current girlfriend Jessy Mendiola in the 10th staging.
Her timeless beauty got everyone astonished as she continues to grace the event with her constant escort, husband Davao del Norte representative Anton Lagdameo Jr., for four years now.
His dapper look during the 2014 Star Magic Ball definitely stood out after he clinched the Male Star of the Night. Besides, he even showcased his singing flair as he sang along with the Concert King Martin Nievera, who was also one of the hosts that night.
The model-actress displayed her beauty during the third installment of the prestigious event and was accompanied by her younger brother Raymond Gutierrez.
The veteran actress consistently looked stunning in her 2009, 2013, and 2014 appearances in Star Magic Ball, making her notch the Female Star of the Night special recognition during the eighth edition of the event.
The ex-Kapamilya talent and well-loved leading man had been a regular sight in the gala as Angelica Panganiban’s constant partner from 2009 to 2011.
Will there be shocking appearances by non-Star Magic artists at the Ball this year? Let’s find out on the 11th Star Magic Ball on September 30 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.