The ABS-CBN Ball 2018 was a night of glitz and glamour as ABS-CBN stars walked the red carpet in their mostly dazzling and remarkable attires on September 29, 2018 at the Makati Shangri-La, Manila, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
But like its predecessor, Star Magic Ball, there were couples who were unforgettable for their ensembles as well as their sweetness at the ABS-CBN Ball 2018.
The Red Carpet Rundown was hosted by eventologist Tim Yap, fashion designer Rajo Laurel and international model and events host, Joey Mead King.
Here’s a look at the Best Dressed and Favorite Couples at the ABS-CBN Ball 2018:
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (KathNiel)
The stars of record-breaker “The Hows of Us“, reel to real sweethearts Kathryn Bernardo (age 22) and Daniel Padilla (age 23) were crowd drawers at the star-studded ball.
Kathryn Bernardo wore a white backless gown designed by Jun Escario while Daniel Padilla wore a velvet suit by Paulo Lazaro and his stylist for the evening was Ton Lao.
Daniel Padilla did a sweet move when he smoothed out Kathryn’s gown, moved away and let photographers click their heart away as Kathryn Bernardo posed elegantly.
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Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil (LizQuen)
Actress Liza Soberano (age 20) wore a gown by Alexander McQueen while Enrique Gil’s (age 26) bohemian, rock star ensemble was by Balmain.
According to fashion stylist Ton Lao, Liza Soberano’s gown was found in London on its way to becoming an archived piece, meaning not for sale anymore. They had to make a special request and sourced it from Switzerland where it was supposed to be archived.
Liza said that the gown is the only one in the world and was from a previous season by Alexander McQueen.
Considered to have one of the most beautiful faces in the world, Liza opted for a more mature look. Her trend-setting bangs are still there and her make-up is now described as edgy.
James Reid and Nadine Lustre (JaDine)
It was the first time for actor and singer James Reid (age 25) and actress and singer Nadine Lustre (age 24) to attend a ball by ABS-CBN.
James Reid wore a polka dot suit with chest harness by Michael Cinco while Nadine Lustre wore an off-shoulder gown with black Swarovski crystals by Garimon Roferos.
Nadine’s gown had a daring slit which showed a lace suspender belt The racy look of Nadine included a lip ring and studs for earrings.
Eventologist Tim Yap, described Nadine Lustre as a rebel among all the stars of her generation. “Innate sexiness can be seen in her face,” he said.
The look achieved by the JaDine love team was described as fierce and sensual.
Kim Chiu and Xian Lim (KimXi)
Actress and singer Kim Chiu (age 28) wore a black butterfly hand-painted ball gown by Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco. According to Cinco, the gown took 500 hours (21 days) to make with its beadwork done by skilled artisans.
Actor and multi-talented artist Xian Lim’s (age 29) outfit was designed by Francis Libiran and his total ensemble was by fashion stylist Ton Lao.
“Twinning” is how the ABS-CBN red carpet hosts describe the attires of Kim and Xian.
The couple said they did not talk about what they will wear but their outfits were very much coordinated.
Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber (MayWard)
Even before actress and singer Maymay Entrata (age 21) and actor and singer Edward Barber (age 18) arrived, the Red Carpet hosts were excitedly talking about them.
Event host Joey Mead King said Maymay is her favorite and described Maymay as inspirational and amazing.
Designer Rajo Laurel said Maymay could really walk, “she could glide”. Other hosts agreed and described her as a “born super model”.
Maymay Entrata wore an exquisite gown by Dubai-based fashion designer Furne One Amato. Her gown was inspired by her fans who she said are her “angels”.
Maymay won the first Belo Beautiful Star Award.
Meanwhile, Edward wore a suit designed by Francis Libiran, and he looks a lot like Harry Potter, according to the hosts.
Kisses Delavin and Donny Pangilinan (DonKiss)
Kisses Delavin (age 19) was blooming in a brocade lavender gown by Francis Libiran. With her is her love team partner, Donny Pangilinan (age 20), who looked dashing in an Avel Bacudio bottle green suit.
Kisses won the ABS-CBN Ball Fan Fave for 2018, an online poll on Twitter. She won in a similar poll last year (2017) and also won Best Dressed at the Star Magic Ball in the same year.
Donny had a bouquet of flowers for Kisses Delavin because he was a bit late, he said. Kisses was surprised by his thoughtfulness and said she was thankful for the flowers.
Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia (JoshLia)
Julia Barretto (age 21) wore a Paris Hilton slip dress by Mark Bumgarner. Her date and love team partner Joshua Garcia (age 20) was dashing in his Joey Espiritu ensemble.
The stars of “Ngayon at Kailanman”, Julia and Joshua, were one of the sweetest couples during the ABS-CBN Ball 2018.
Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli
It’s the first time for singer and actress Sarah Geronimo (age 30), aka Popstar Royalty, to attend the ball at ABS-CBN. Her boyfriend, Matteo Guidicelli (age 28) was overjoyed that he could finally bring Sarah, who is a Viva Artist, to the ABS-CBN Ball.
Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino (CarGel)
Stars of blockbuster, ‘Exes Baggage‘ Angelica Panganiban (age 31) and Carlo Aquino (age 33) made a lot of heads turn simply because they were together at the ball.
The rumor mill is ripe with speculation that ex-lovers Angelica and Carlo might just reconcile because of their sweetness together.
The sweetness is apparent to everyone and they won the Oppo Couple of the Night, and deservedly so.
Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson
Actress Bea Alonzo (age 30) and her boyfriend, actor Gerald Anderson (age 29) were stunning in their brightly colored outfits.
Bea wore a red gown by Vania Romoff while Gerald Anderson wore a cobalt blue dinner jacket and black tuxedo pants by Joey Espiritu.
Maris Racal and Iñigo Pascual (MarNigo)
The sweethearts Maris Racal (age 21) and Iñigo Pascual (age 21) were trendy and very much relaxed in their outfits.
Maris Racal wore a Mak Tumang gown while Inigo wore a printed suit with a holster vest and Balenciaga Dad shoes.
Elisse Joson and McCoy De Leon
Despite a rumored break-up, Elisse Joson (age 22) and McCoy De Leon (age 23) were together at the ABS-CBN Ball.
Elisse wore a gown designed by Patricia Santos while McCoy wore a suit made by Bang Pineda Menswear.
Pia Wurtzbach and Marlon Stockinger
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach (age 29) and race car driver Marlon Stockinger (age 27) put speculations about their “breakup” to rest when they appeared together at the ABS-CBN Ball 2018.
Pia Wurtzbach wore a Martin Bautista and looked like a Hollywood bombshell, a look which she really wanted to achieve. Netizens commented she resembled Beyonce in her outfit and make-up.
Anne Curtis, Erwan Heussaff
Actress and TV host Anne Curtis (age 33) and her husband, businessman and vlogger Erwan Heussaff (age 31) looked classy at the ABS-CBN Ball 2018.
Anne wore a black custom-made Monique Lhuillier gown while Erwan wore a Tom Ford.
Anne Curtis makes an appearance on the ball after eight years of absence, according to fashion designer Rajo Laurel.
Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez
Actor Richard Gutierrez (age 34) and his wife, actress Sarah Lahbati (age 24), were one of the most beautiful couples at the ABS-CBN Ball 2018.
Sarah wore an intense pinkish-red dress from Halpern Studio while Richard (age 34) wore a classic suit from Maison Margiela.
Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho
Filipina dermatogist Dr. Vicki Belo (age 62) and her husband Dr. Hayden Kho (age 38), looked radiant and happy at the ABS-CBN Ball.
Dr. Vicki Belo wore a yellow Monique Lhuillier gown while Hayden Kho wore a Dior tuxedo.
Vicki and Hayden presented the first Belo Beautiful Star Award to Maymay Entrata, the winner of a poll conducted online.