Baron Geisler's Comeback, Jennica Garcia's Debut, And Other Firsts At The ABS-CBN Ball 2023The ABS-CBN Ball is back after five years.by Judy Santiago Aladin . Published Oct 2, 2023
After five years, the ABS-CBN Ball is back. Held at the Makati Shangri-La last September 30, it is said to be one of the biggest and most prestigious events in the Philippine entertainment industry. And this year's ball welcomed many firsts, especially for celebrity parents.
Here's a roundup of the best moments of the celebrity parents we love at the ABS-CBN Ball 2023.
Memorable moments of celebrity parents at the ABS-CBN Ball 2023
1. Judy Ann recreates family photo
The Ball is the first major gathering of Kapamilya stars post-COVID-19 pandemic. Award-winning actress and mother of three, Judy Ann Santos Agoncillo, along with her husband, Ryan Agoncillo, officially opened the red carpet event.
On Instagram, Judy Ann shared a family photo taken during the last ball in 2018, and their recreated version with their three kids all grown up. How time flies!
Trivia: Ryan rewore his suit from his daughter Yohan's debut party last year!
2. First-Time Moms Jessy Mendiola, Iza Calzado, Angelica Panganiban
The ball became the first major event for new moms who welcomed their first babies. Jessy Mendiola looked stunning and expensive in her "vampire's wife" inspired look. She said, "It felt so good getting glammed up after a long time. This momma finally got her night out but won't deny that I kept checking on Rosie the WHOLE time."
The ball was Jessy and Luis' first major event as parents.
Iza Calzado and her husband, Ben Wintle, were able to take a break from their parental duties. The 41-year-old new mama, who gave birth to Deia Amihan just 8 months ago, shared how she picked her outfit.
"Deciding on a look for any ball, especially one as big as the ABS-CBN Ball, is always stressful. I often overthink and fall into the trap of making it extravagant versus just looking and feeling good in my outfit."ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
She said that this year, she was very clear with her intention, which was to keep it classic and elegant but not too serious. "Also, taking into consideration that I gave birth just 8 months ago, I was certain I wanted to wear the most forgiving color—black."
Iza was happy with her look and thanked her glam team who "took on the mission of making this mama feel beautiful and sexy for the ABS-CBN Ball."CONTINUE READING BELOWwatch now
3. Jennica Garcia's First Ball
It was Jennica Garcia's first time attending the ball. On Instagram, the single mama of two shared photos of her going to the hotel with her kids. Her fellow mama, Melai Cantiveros, noted that they left home at the same time. Jennica replied, "Pakahirap magkikilos ng tama at naaayon sa oras pag kasama mga anak. Maitatawid natin ito, beb. MOM POWER les' go!"
4. Baron Geisler's Comeback at the ABS-CBN Ball
Fourteen years after being banned from attending the ABS-CBN Ball, actor and dad raising three kids Baron Geisler expressed gratitude for being able to join this time.
"Hashtag Forever Grateful for your never-ending grace and mercy, Abba, Father!" he wrote on Instagram. Baron admitted in a recent press interview that he got banned by the network because "every time they invited me before, I got into arguments with people." He added, "I got super drunk to the point that I caused a scene."ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
With the invitation to attend the ball this year, he vowed to the network's management, "I will not let you down."
Claudine Barretto told Baron, "Glad to see your progress and achievements in life; we [are] so proud of you."
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