Some 300 of the brightest and most promising stars of ABS-CBN gathered at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-La Hotel on Saturday, September 6, for the 8th annual Star Magic Ball.
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A number of artists came in pairs at the red carpet, such as love teams Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, Nash Aguas and Alexa Ilacad, Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, and Piolo Pascual and Iza Calzado.
Also in attendance were real-life love birds Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia, John Lloyd Cruz and Angelica Panganiban, Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo, Maja Salvador and Gerald Anderosn, Jake Cuenca and Chanel Olive Thomas, Jason Abalos and Vickie Rushton, Gretchen Ho and Robi Domingo, Sam Concepcion and Jasmine Curtis-Smith.
Enchong Dee may well have pulled off the biggest surprise at the ball when he arrived with his girlfriend, Samantha Lewis.
Former Kapamilya talent Jolina Magdangal reunited with her old friends from ABS-CBN when she attended the ball. The actress, who came with husband Mark Escueta, was seen in a black embellished gown.
Actress Jessy Mendiola accidentally tripped on her gown during ball. Wearing a black Popo Go ball gown and sporting a new hairdo, Mendiola went solo to the celebrity event. Mendiola tripped on the stairs of the hotel but fellow Kapamilya star Jodi Sta. Maria and other staff members quickly helped her to get back on her feet.
Actress Gretchen Barretto and upcoming "The Trial" co-star Richard Gomez stole the limelight at this year's annual Star Magic Ball held at Shangri-La Hotel in Makati on Saturday.
Barretto and Gomez, both industry veterans, were named "Stars of the Night" at the event, while Julia Barretto and Paulo Avelino took home both "Best Dressed" awards.
Celebrity couple John Lloyd Cruz and Angelica Panganiban were named "Couple of the Night" in the event attended by over 200 local celebrities.
A trio of senators -- Grace Poe, Chiz Escudero, and Sonny Angara --also graced the ball, which aims to celebrate ABS-CBN's talent management company.
All photos from Star Magic Philippines