While there's no question that the red carpet of the recently concluded 9th Star Magic Ball was sartorially fulfilling, this was only the opening act before the main event. As soon as the stars got settled in the Rizal ballroom of the Makati Shangri-la, the real party started. Outfit changes were made for the cotillion a la Gossip Girl and a few standouts were recognized for outshining every other star in the studded room. Below, a peek of what occurred, which we pinky promise will get you excited for the television airing of ABS-CBN’s big event this Sunday, September 19.
While Daniel Padilla serenaded the crowd with his rendition of 'The Way You Look Tonight' with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, seven of the station's hottest love teams began the cotillion.
1. Look at the way Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil stare at each other! #LizQuen
2. This love team round up wouldn't be complete without Xian Lim and Kim Chiu. #KimXi
3. We see the spark between Julia Barretto and Inigo Pascual. #JulNigo
4. ASAP It girl Janella Salvador has found her It boy in Marlo Mortel. #Marnella
5. Melai and Jason's comedic personas mask their real-life sweetness, but they still looked so in love while dancing. #MelaSon
6. Could they be the future Teen King and Queen?
7. At some point, Daniel Padilla had to put down the mic to dance with his Queen Kathryn Bernardo. #KathNiel
But of course, the night wouldn't be complete without the coveted awards.
Denise Laurel was Burts Bee's Charmer of the Night.
Kim Chiu and Xian Lim received the Couple of the Night award.
Julia Montes was Female Star of the Night, while Sam Milby was the Male Star of the Night.
Kim Jones and Jericho Rosales clearly deserved the Moet and Chandon Fabulous Pair of the Night award.
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla sealed their position as King and Queen after bagging the Best Dressed Couple of the night award.
Photos from Star Magic Philippines, Heintje Mendoza