ABS-CBN Celebrities Dress Up as Iconic Characters for the Star Magical Christmas Ball

“Star Magic Artists Celebrate the Yuletide Season and Recognize Loyal Artists in Magical Christmas Ball”

The Star Magic celebrated the yuletide season by giving back to various communities and recognizing the loyalty of its artists in the “Star Magical Christmas” ball, held last Nov. 19 at the Manila Marriott Hotel. The event was a night full of glimmer, good tidings, and gratitude as Star Magic gathered its artists to celebrate the holiday season.

The white carpet event saw Star Magic artists dazzling the event with their yuletide looks. Joshua Garcia appeared as Willy Wonka, Andrea Brillantes put an elegant spin on the Christmas parol, and Belle Mariano and Donny Pangilinan arrived as the holiday versions of Barbie and Ken, among many others.

In addition to the gathering of its bright stars, Star Magic initiated a toy drive for the benefit of the children of Bantay Bata 163. Before the ball, many artists also participated in the “Share the Magic” initiative by helping a charity or beneficiary of their choice.

During the event, charitable efforts by the artists were recognized as the group of “Fractured” stars Francine Diaz, Seth Fedelin, and Raven Rigor, took home the BingoPlus Award for exceptional magic sharing, along with its grand prize of P100,000 to their select beneficiary, Ephesus: Home for Girls. They were followed by the stars of “Pira-Pirasong Paraiso” winning P50,000 as second placers for the benefit of the Pawssion Project; and the third-placed team of Alexa Ilacad, Nonong Ballinan, and Eric Nicolas with P30,000 for their “Laban Lungs” benefit concert for former ABS-CBN head writer Sherwin Concepcion, who is currently battling lung cancer.

Star Magic also recognized the loyalty and dedication of their select artists through the years. Among this year’s loyalty awardees were 25-year Star Magic talents Desiree del Valle and Andrei Felix, along with theater actress Carla Guevarra-Laforteza (24 years), former child stars Igi Boy Flores and “Nag-Aapoy na Damdamin” leading lady Jane Oineza (22 years), director/comedian John “Sweet” Lapus (22 years), and versatile actor Ketchup Eusebio (21 years).

Viewers can relive the festive event on-demand via Star Magic’s official YouTube channel.

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