- The ABS-CBN Ball 2019 will happen in the evening of September 14
- Brightest stars in the Kapamilya network will gather again
- We decided to look back at the intriguing moments during the previous conduct of the said event
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ABS-CBN Ball, or formerly called Star Magic Ball, is one of the most awaited events for prominent showbiz personalities in the Philippines.
KAMI learned that the said occasion is held annually, and the biggest and brightest stars in showbiz gather together in a night of glamor and sophistication.
However, aside from becoming a moment to flaunt stunning outfits, the well-known ABS-CBN Ball also does not escape controversies and intrigues.
Here are 6 of the much-talked-about controversies during previous conduct of the said event:
1. Gerald Anderson was spotted leaving the event with Bea Alonzo
In 2010, Gerald became the talk of the town after he allegedly left his date Kim Chiu for Bea Alonzo during the Star Magic Ball. A photo of him leaving the venue with the former “One More Chance” star was uploaded on social media.
A source of PUSH revealed before that she saw the two celebrities leaving the ballroom and they waited for the elevator together. However, the actor denied the allegation, as he quipped that he was just being kind to the veteran actress.
“Kasabay ko siyang lumabas. Nagkataon na na-picturan ako na naka-alalay sa kanya. Pero sa tingin ko lang wala namang masama doon. Wag na po nating bigyan ng meaning,” he stated.
2. Jessy Mendiola revealed the color of Luis Manzano’s underwear
Jessy Mendiola shook the online world after she announced to the public the color of the underwear that Luis Manzano was wearing at Star Magic Ball 2016.
“We don’t live by the rules. We are rebels,” Luis quipped when asked why they did not follow the color scheme.
“His underwear is red,” Jessy added.
3. Ellen Adarna’s “drunk” moment at Star Magic Ball 2015
A video of Ellen during the 2015 Star Magic Ball immediately circulated and made noise on social media. It was said that the actress was too drunk that time and she was seen holding Paolo Avelino’s hand. It became controversial because Ellen chose Ejay Falcon as her partner during the occasion, but she was seen getting “clingy” with someone else.
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4. Billy Crawford got detained after the event
Billy Crawford reportedly got aggressive while inside a police precinct after the Star Magic Ball 2014. He sought for the help of the authorities, but he ended up creating a scandalous moment. The actor apologized for what happened, and he admitted that it was his fault.
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5. Coco Martin and Matteo Guidicelli involved in a fistfight
Coco and Matteo made headlines during the 2011 Star Magic Ball after they got involved in a fistfight. The controversial incident was reportedly because of jealousy, since Maja Salvador was the girlfriend of Matteo that time and she was the co-star of Coco in “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin.”
The “Ang Probinsyano” star allegedly kissed the gorgeous celebrity during the event’s afterparty, which fueled the intriguing moment between him and Matteo.
The two celebrity heartthrobs already settled the issue, as they released separate statements when they were interviewed on “The Buzz.”
6. John Lloyd Cruz decided not to walk on the red carpet
John Lloyd Cruz became the subject of public interest in 2017 when he skipped the red carpet of the ABS-CBN Ball on that year. He went directly to the venue and he did not have a partner during the event.
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