IN PHOTOS: ABS-CBN’s Star Magical Prom 2023 highlights

MANILA, Philippines – The biggest and the newest stars and celebrities from ABS-CBN came together for the network's first-ever Star Magical Prom 2023 for a night of glitz and glamor on Thursday, March 30, 2023.

The Star Magical Prom is ABS-CBN's grand event that marks the beginning of a new tradition in the network. This year's prom was inspired by the hit Regency-era series Bridgerton, with ladies wearing ballgowns and men looking dashing in suits. Event stylist Dave Sandoval transformed the venue, Bellevue Manila, into a whimsical ballroom of sophistication and opulence, complete with imported roses, candles, and so much more.

ABS-CBN marks first-ever Star Magical Prom
ABS-CBN marks first-ever Star Magical Prom | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Star Magic

Kapamilya stars walked down the "ivory carpet" with their prom dates. Popular and big celebs were present, as well as up-and-coming, new Kapamilyas. Netizens waited in anticipation and voted for their favorite celebrities to be crowned as this year’s Prom King and Queen.

Here are some photos and highlights of Star Magical Prom 2023:

Launching of HORI7ON

HORI7ON was formed through ABS-CBN's idol reality-survival show “Dream Maker” and are expected to train in South Korea. It's composed of members Winston Pineda, Kim Ng, Reyster Yton, Vinci Malizon, Kyler Chua, Marcus Cabais, and Jeromy Batac.

HORI7ON is ABS-CBN’s newest boy group
HORI7ON is ABS-CBN’s newest boy group | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Kapamilya Online World

P-Pop groups unite

P-Pop groups BGYO and BINI
P-Pop groups BGYO and BINI | Photo Courtest: Twitter/ MJ Felipe

The event also served as a reunion for Star Magic's P-Pop acts. Nate, Gelo, JL, Akira, and Mikki of BGYO were there, as well as the ladies of BINI: Gwen, Stacey, Mikha, Maloi, Colet, Aiah, Jhoanna, and Sheena.

Prom King and Queen

Donbelle Prom King and Queen Star Magical Prom
#DonBelle graces the ivory carpet | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Star Magic

Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano showed in their matching black and white ensemble to the delight of their fans. #DonBelle fever was on at the Star Magical Prom. They were voted as this year’s Prom King and Prom Queen.

Donbelle Prom King and Prom Queen Star Magical Prom 2023
Congratulations, DonBelle! Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Star Magic

Most Kilig/ Most Viewed Promposal


#FranSeth looked vibrant at the Star Magical Prom
#FranSeth looked vibrant at the Star Magical Prom | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Star Magic

Seth Fedelin and Francine Diaz were all smiles as they walked down the ivory carpet. They were awarded with the Most Viewed Promposal.

Best Promposal Award

Andrea Brillantes and Ricci Rivero Best Promposal Star Magical Prom
Andrea Brillantes and Ricci Rivero | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Star Magic

Andrea Brillantes with boyfriend Ricci Rivero looked stunning in their matching beaded ensemble. They won the Best Promposal Award. It can be recalled that Andrea asked Ricci to be her date during the Blackpink concert.

Prince and Princess

Brent Manalo and Vivoree Esclito star magical prom
Brent Manalo and Vivoree Esclito | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Star Magic

Brent Manalo and Vivoree Esclito were awarded the Senior Prince and Princess.

Reiven Umali and Anji Salvacion
Reiven Umali and Anji Salvacion | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Star Magic

PBB Alumna Anji Salvacion with Reiven Umali were named the Junior Prince and Princess.

Macki Empuerto and Jayda Star Magical Prom
Macki Empuerto and Jayda | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Star Magic

Singers Macki Empuerto and Jayda took home the crowns for the Sophomore Prince and Princess.

Raikko Mateo & Krystal Mejes
Raikko Mateo & Krystal Mejes | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Star Magic

Newbies Raikko Mateo and Krystal Mejes took home the Freshman Prince and Princess of the night.

Former child stars all-grown up

Xyriel Manabit stuns in a peach-colored mermaid gown
Xyriel Manabit stuns in a peach-colored mermaid gown | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Star Magic


Jana Agoncillo and Raikko Mateo Star Magical Prom 2023
Jana Agoncillo and Raikko Mateo | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Kapamilya Online World

Former child stars, Xyriel Manabat, Jana Agoncillo and "Honesto" actor Raikko Mateo also attended, looking dapper in their suits and dresses.

More celebs

Janine Berdin Star Magical Prom 2023
Janine Berdin | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Star Magic

Janine Berdin walks down the ivory carpet in an edgy floral suit. She revealed that she missed her high school prom, so this was her first-ever prom in her life.

Esnyr Ranollo Star Magical Prom 2023
Esnyr Ranollo | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Star Magic

TikToker Esnyr Ranollo wore a unique eye-catching ensemble as he walked down the ivory carper. Esnyr last starred with DonBelle in the movie "Love is Color Blind."

It was a magical night for ABS-CBN as they introduced new stars and thanked those who stayed with them as they transitioned. Star Magic exec Lauren Dyogi said, "For more than 30 years, Star Magic has been a place where talents have been nurtured, lives have been changed, and stars shone brighter."

— Sally, The Summit Express


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