After mesmerizing us with their glitzy and debonair looks in the Star Magical Ball last March and made our summer more scorching with their sexiness and hotness during the Hot Summer LaHot Sexy party early this May, the versatile artists of Star Magic went on to show off their athletic facets through their participation in the Star Magic All-Star Games 2023 held on Sunday, May 21, at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Loud cheers from fans and spectators filled the venue as the constellations of stars stepped in the court according to the sporting event where they suited up. Gorgeous hosts VJ Ai Dela Cruz and It’s Showtime Sexy Babe grand winner Sam Coloso kicked off the parade by calling in the players for badminton, starting off with the beginner’s level comprised by the pairs of Darren Espanto and AC Bonifacio, Alexa Macanan and Drey Brown, Aiyana Perlas and Kerwin King, JM Yosures and Karen Bordador, Kurt Mendoza and Rica Kriemhild.
The Intermediate Level was composed by the team-ups of Vivoree Esclito and Kaori Oinuma, Zach Guerrero and Seham Daghlas, Luke Alford and Gabb Birkin, Ashley Colet and Maxine Trinidad, and Isabel Laohoo and Kei Kurosawa; while the tandems of Neil Coleta and Chico Alicaya, Poppert Bernadasa and PJ Endrinal, Gello Marquez and Marlo Mortel, and Tom Doromal and Andrei King made up the competitive level.
Meanwhile, the volleyball event would be between Star Magic Lady Setters and Star Magic Lady Spikers. The first team would be comprised by BINI member Mikha Lim, Janah Zaplan, Brenda Mage, Thamara Alexandria, Abi Kassem, Isabel Laohoo, Arabella Del Rosario, Krystl Ball, Seham Daghlas, SelaGuia, Kyzha Villalino, Rica Kriemhild, Moira Lacambra, and Mela Habijan, alongside professional players Abby Maraño and Grethcel Soltones.
The Star Magic Lady Spikers, on the other hand, had Loisa Andalio, Analain Salvador, Vivoree, Anji Salvacion, Gillian Vicencio, Angela Ken, Ashley Colet, Carmella Ford, MutyaOrquia, Aya Fernandez, VJ Ai Dela Cruz, PJ Endrinal, Erin Navarro, and DJ Jhai Ho, with pro players Gel Cayuna and Rachel Anne Daquis joining them.
Deafening cheers from ardent fans filled the venue as VJ AI and Sam call in the players of the two teams competing for the Rookie Basketball. The Star Hunt Mixed Rookies made their entrance with their muse Andi Abaya. The group were made up of BGYO members Akira Morishita, JL Toreliza, and Mikki Claver, Kobie Brown, Rob Blackburn, Yamyam Gucong, Elysonde Dios, Dustine Mayores, Russu Laurente, CrismarMenchavez, Josh Worsley, Dan Delgado, Tristan Ramirez, and Batit Espiritu.
The Star Magic Mixed Rookies, composed of Seth Fedelin, Ashton Salvador, Joao Constancia, Luke Alford, Kice So, Tan Roncal, Isaiah Dela Cruz, Neil Coleta, River Joseph, Karl Gabriel, Jimmy Nocon, Tom Doromal, Marc Santiago, Lance Lucido, Joaquin Santos, and JB Agustin, then came in subsequently with Alexa Ilacad as their muse.
The Star Magic All-Star Games 2023 began with the singing of the Philippine National Anthem, which was led by Angela Ken. It was succeeded by the opening prayer led by Vivoree, and by the recitation of the Oath of Sportsmanship commanded by Zach Guerrero, Anji Salvacion, and Darren Espanto. ABS-CBN Business Unit Head Riley Santiago then delivered his opening remarks to officially begin the Star Magic All-Star Games 2023.
For this event, VJ AI and Sam announced that the three badminton games – beginner, intermediate, and competitive were held all at the same time. It would be succeeded by the rookie basketball game between the Star Hunt Mixed Rookies and the Star Magic Mixed Rookies, then by the volleyball face-off between Star Magic Lady Setters and Star Magic Lady Spikers. The last – and the most exciting part – would be the basketball showdown between Star Magic Dream Team and It’s Showtime Team, which serves as the main event. There are also going to be intermission numbers from some of our favorite Kapamilya artists in between the three sporting events.
Watch the Star Magic All-Star Games 2023 livstream here.