The annual Star Magic Ball, arguably one of the most prestigious and glamorous events in the Philippine showbiz, is just around the corner, and celebrities from the ABS-CBN Network’s in-house talent agency are preparing for a night of glamour and fun, which will be held on October 22 at the Makati Shangri-la Ballroom.
Aside from the red carpet regulars at the star-studded event every year, a number of new television personalities are slated to make their debut this year.
Here are some of the new faces we’ll see at the 2016 Star Magic Ball on Saturday, October 22.
1. Elmo Magalona
Elmo Magalona, who top-billed in the Born For You with Janella Salvador, signed with the ABS-CBN Network back in November 2015. It still unknown if he will be with a date, as his long-time girlfriend for two years, Janine Gutierrez, confirmed that she and Elmo recently broke up.Elom Magalona is the son of the late Francis Magalona.
2. Jona Viray
Birit Queen Jona Viray, another former GMA 7 talent, will make her Star Magic Ball debut this year in a dress made by by Nat Manilag. The singer regularly appears on the longest-running musical variety show in the Philippines shown on ABS-CBN.
3. Ritz Azul
Ritz Azul is also scheduled to attend the Star Magic Ball for the first time since she transferred over from the rival TV network — TV5. On her Instagram Instagram account, designer Nat Manilag posted a photo of Ritz and Yen Santos, who will be wearing his creations for the Star Magic Ball.
Ritz, who appeared on the FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano drama, will star in the forthcoming television show The Promise of Forever with actors Paulo Avelino and Ejay Falcon.
4. Vin Abrenica
Another new comer, a former TV5 artist, Vin Abrenica will also be gracing the Star Magic Ball for the first time this year. Vin recently appeared alongside his brother Aljur Abrenica in the film Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli.
Vin Abrenica rose to fame as a contestant on the reality-based talent search show Artista Academy on TV5 and later won the competition with Sophie Albert.
5 & 6. Miho Nishida and Tommy Esguerra
After winning the Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) last year, Miho Nishida has been slowly making her way in the Philippine show business. This year, she’s about to make her Star Magic Ball debut in a long gown created by Manny Halasan.
Of course, many are also looking forward to seeing Miho’s boyfriend Tommy Esguerra at the 2016 Star Magic Ball red carpet. The hunky Tommy Esguerra was with Miho in the Pinoy Big Brother house last year, and their friendship has since evolved into a romantic relationship. — The Vader