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Ylona Garcia Transformed Into a Glamorous Princess for 18th Birthday

Her debutante dress was literally glowing, too!
Ylona Garcia Transformed Into a Glamorous Princess for 18th Birthday
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Her debutante dress was literally glowing, too!

Since Ylona Garcia dropped her fun, '50s-inspired pre-debut video last January, we've been on our toes waiting for the official theme of the debut itself. Well, Ylona held her much-anticipated celebration last night, and it appears that she took guests back to a time way before the poodle skirt-filled fifties.

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The venue, Palazzo Verde, was transformed by Gideon Hermosa to look like a French cabaret-meets-banquet hall with crimson red drapes and lights, towering rose bouquets, and glimmering chandeliers. The dinner tables were also decked out with glass candelabras and vintage, Victorian-era lamps. 

Just as glamorous was Ylona's look of the evening. She donned an ivory-colored evening gown designed by Patricia Santos, which featured a bustier top and a voluminous ball skirt. She finished off the look with a three-strand diamond necklace by JJ Jiao

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As for her beauty look, makeup artist Jelly Eugenio opted for a glowing makup look with minimal blush and a bold red lip as the focal point. Her hair was styled by Nantey West into a half-updo with relaxed waves and loose tendrils that framed her face. 

Ylona opened the night with a romantic medley. She serenaded guests with classic songs that eventually turned into more upbeat tunes. 

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True to tradition, Ylona's program consisted of an "18 Roses" segment, which included the host of the evening, Robi Domingo

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To get everyone in a good, festive mood, Ylona turned up the energy and belted out fun, retro pop songs such as "Stupid Cupid." During these performances, she flaunted a feathery frock from LightShineWhite, which fit in well with the night's cabaret theme.

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From being an elegant princess to a retro pop songstress, Ylona then transformed into a jazz singer with a matching outfit to boot. She donned a metal gray spaghetti-strapped mini dress which gave us major Amy Winehouse vibes! 

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Celebrity guests included Kira Balinger, Dr. Hayden Kho, and Magui Ford (who just held her own debut the night before!). 

Prior to the event, Ylona snapped some photos wearing a custom dress from LightShineWhite and chandelier earrings from JJ Jiao. She nailed the old-world vibe by wearing white opera gloves!  

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The regal red and gold theme was consistent throughout the event, from the invitations, to the cake, right down to the giveaway!

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Based on all the happy faces that were captured during the event, we're sure everyone enjoyed celebrating Ylona's birthday, which was definitely done with elegance.

Happy 18th birthday, Ylona! 

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