PBA's Season 45 opening took place last night at the SMART Araneta Coliseum, and the competing basketball teams weren't the only ones that fans were dying to catch a glimpse of. The muses that represented each team were also the faces to watch, and one of them was none other than Kathryn Bernardo. The 23-year-old actress served as the muse of the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok, and her radiant appearance wowed audiences both on and off the court.
In a sea of shiny dresses, what made Kathryn stand out was her cobalt blue silk number by Rob Ortega with a high collar and subtly puffed sleeves with buttoned cuffs. We love the ruched detailing of her skirt, too!
As for her beauty look, Kathryn opted for a simple ponytail with mid-parted bangs. She flaunted a warm, sunkissed look that allowed the bright blue hue of her dress to be the star of her ensemble!
Netizens couldn't help but positively react to how gorgeous Kathryn looked. Check out more photos and some of the Twitter reactions below:
“It was my first time to become a muse and it’s an amazing experience. I’m happy to be here to support Magnolia,” Kathryn tells Spin.ph.
Kathryn was also glad to be a part of the event because her dad is a huge PBA fan. “I may not be a sports person, kaunting-kaunti lang ang alam ko sa sports. Pero what I do know is that my dad is a big fan of the PBA, and he’s happy that I’m here today,” she shares with Spin.ph.
This is Kathryn's first time as a muse in the PBA. Other celebrities who made an appearance at the season opener were Sarah Geronimo (Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters), Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez (San Miguel Beermen), and Ariella Arida (TNT KaTropa).
Given the overwhelming response that these stunners, including Kathryn, elicited from audiences, we won't be surprised if they'll be guesting in more PBA seasons to come.