Loudest cheers, filled seats, roaring support, Twitter top-trending topic, and proud winners concluded the first All-Star Games in two years!
Thousands of exhilarated Star Magic fans, groups of friends, bunches of families, and Star Magic artists all trooped and filled the Araneta Coliseum to the brim for one of the most awaited events of the premier talent management’s 30th-anniversary celebration, the “Star Magic 30 All-Star Games.”
Held last May 23, VJ Ai and Richard Juan hosted the sports event and were joined by Aya Fernandez and Selina de Dios on the courtside, together with host-comedians Jhai Ho and Negi.
Before the actual games, one of the most awaited segments of the show was the Parade of Stars; wherein each team entered with their respective muses. Star Hunt Team had Lou Yanong and Andi Abaya, It’s Showtime Team had Jackie Gonzaga, Star Magic New Breed Team entered with Alexa Ilacad, while the Star Magic Dream Team was led by Belle Mariano. Aya marked the beginning of the festivity with the opening prayer following the parade, while Sheena Belarmino, led the national anthem.
Camaraderie and support came in full swing as Loisa Andalio, Kira Balinger, Karina Bautista, Jeremiah Lisbo, Kaori Oinuma and Joshua Garcia also cheered on those who unleashed their sporty side that day.
Games and Winners
The first sports category is badminton wherein Daniel Padilla and Neil Coleta emerged as the champion in the men’s double, while Poppert Bernadas and Chilco Alicaya and Recio and JM Yosures finished as first and second runner-up, respectively. In the Mixed Doubles category, Gello Marquez and Naomi Suello finished as the winners, while Benedix Ramos and Dalia Varde and Jaye Macaraan and Kathleen Zarandin, made it as the first and second runners-up, respectively.
The game between the Star Magic Lady Spikers and the Star Hunt Volleyball Teams had been nothing but intense, with the former taking home the trophy. Vivoree, Dalia, Naomi, Gillian Vicencio, Analain Salvador, Ai Dela Cruz, Carmela Ford, Ashley Colet, Pj Endrinal, Danica Ontengco, Chie Filomeno, Angela Ken, and Andrea Brillantes formed part of the champ’s team. Tan Roncal, Argel Saycon, Joseph Eugenio, Lance Carr, Kobie Brown, Bgyo Mikki, Bgyo Akira, Bgyo JL, John Adajar, and Tristan Ramirez were just some who joined the Star Hunt Team. While KD Estrada, Louise Abuel, Isaiah Dela Cruz, Henz Villaraiz, CJ Salonga, River Joseph, Lance Lucido, Tom Doromal, Neil Coleta, Ashton Salvador, Luke Alford, Igi Flores, Seth Fedelin, Grae Fernandez, and Kyle Echarri completed the Star Magic New Breed team. In the end, Star Magic Hunt New Breed Team A won against Star Magic New Breed team and the Mythical 5 in the junior basketball category had River Joseph, Ashton Salvador, Aleck Iñigo, Argel Saycon, and Lance Carr.
While Sela, Negi, Reign Parani, Bianca De Vera, Thamara Alexandria, Heart Salvador, Mela Habijan, Luciana Andres, Abi Kassmem, Arabella Del Rosario, Janah Zaplan, Kathrine Gallo, and Bini’s Mikha Lim completed the Star Hunt Volleyball Team. The proud Mythical 6 composed of Analain, Naomi, Carmella, Reign, Janah, and Angela took home a special medal.
In Basketball, Star Hunt New Breed Team A dominated against the Star Hunt New Breed Team B on the hardcourt. Tan Roncal, Argel Saycon, Joseph Eugenio, Lance Carr, Kobie Brown, Bgyo Mikki, Bgyo Akira, Bgyo JL, John Adajar, Gino Roque and Tristan Ramirez were just some who joined the Star Hunt Team. While KD Estrada, Louise Abuel, Isaiah Dela Cruz, Henz Villaraiz, CJ Salonga, River Joseph, Lance Lucido, Tom Doromal, Neil Coleta, Ashton Salvador, Luke Alford, Igi Boy Flores, Grae Fernandez, Seth Fedelin and Kyle Echarri completed the Star Magic New Breed Team.
In the end, Star Magic Hunt New Breed Team A won against Star Magic New Breed team and the Mythical 5 in the junior basketball category had River Joseph, Ashton Salvador, Aleck Iñigo, Argel Saycon, and Lance Carr.
The much-awaited basketball event happened between the Star Magic Dream Team and Team Showtime. Donny Pangilinan led the former team, together with Paulo Angeles, RK Bagatsing, Jerome Ponce, Kyle Velino, Joao Constancia, Karl Gabriel, Miko Raval, Gerard Acao, Paolo Gumabao, and Ronnie Alonte as the team’s captain ball. While Vhong Navarro led Team Showtime together with Ogie Alcasid, Kid Yambao, Johannes Rissler, Zeus Collins, Nyoy Volante, Ion Perez, Teddy Corpuz, Eric Tai, Wilbert Ross, and Ryan Bang. Vice Ganda was also present during the event to support Team Showtime.
Bini’s halftime performance pumped up the heart-stopping four-quarter game as the fans cheered on their respective teams. In the end, Team Showtime finished as the victor with 84-70.
ABS-CBN Chief Operation Officer for Broadcast, Cory Vidanes, & TV Productions and Star Magic Head, Lauren Dyogi led the awarding ceremony and handed the trophy to Ronnie, Ion, Eric, Johannes, and Donny, who were part of Mythical 5.
True enough, this event is only the first of the many exciting events and activities that Star Magic has in store for all its supporters this year, as the talent agency marks its 30th anniversary.
Missed the game live? You can watch it again soon on KTX.ph. Stay tuned to Star Magic’s official social networking sites for the airing announcement.