The star-studded sporting event made a remarkable return two years after getting stalled by the pandemic and ABS-CBN shutdown.
After skipping the past two years, the Araneta Coliseum sparkled again with the local entertainment scene’s brightest stars as the long-awaited Star Magic All-Star Games officially returned.
The last event notably took place in 2019, months before the pandemic. The event held on May 22 had participants from Star Magic, Star Hunt, and guest artists.
Star Magic’A-List and up-and-coming stars joined the parade of stars to kick off the annual sports festival. Actress Aya Fernandez led the opening with a solemn prayer, while Supreme Idol of the Generation, Daniel Padilla, led the oath-taking of athletes.
Artists with un-questionable star power certainly did not have to make an impression by winning any of the events, but some did flex a commendable mix of muscle and grace to enthrall fans. Prized homegrown Star Magic talents like Kim Chiu and Daniel Padilla were the leading figures in volleyball and badminton.
Star Hunt artists made an early impression by winning the basketball match. Star Magic aced the women’s Volleyball title.
The boys of It’s Showtime — Vhong Navarro, Ion Perez, Teddy Corpuz, Ogie Alcasid, Eric “Eruption” Tai, Nyoy Volante, Ryan Bang, Zeus Collins, Wilbert Ross, and Vitto Marquez — prevented the Star Magic Boys—Ronnie Alonte Miko Raval, Donny Pangilinan, Joao Constancia, RK Bagatsing, Paulo Gumabao, and Elmo Magalona.— from taking the crown.
Talented ASAP performers AC Bonifacio, and Darren Espanto teamed up to take their shot at winning a Badminton title, as they went up against other pairs, including Jane Oineza and RK Bagatsing, Sam Cruz and Gino Roque, and others.
Fast-rising young stars, Belle Mariano, Alexa Ilacad, Andrea Brillantes, KD Estrada, and Seth Fedelin, are notably present to carry the banner for ABS-CBN’s new generation of superstars. With them are new discoveries and up-and-coming newbies, including the sensational PPOP group, BGYO (JL, Akira, Gelo, Nate, and Mikki).
Star Magic All Star Games is part of the network’s talent management’s arms’ 30th anniversary celebration. It is worth noting that Star Magic has branched out to different sister agencies, that are intended to hone specific talents.The event has been regarded as among the most prestigious in local showbiz, and with its return this year, ABS-CBN re-affirms its place as one of the country’s premiere and biggest star-builders.
Browse through the photo gallery below to see your favorite stars as they flex their muscle and grace at the recently-concluded Star Magic 30 All Star Games. Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comment section: