Star Magic Ball 2016: The stars attending for the first time

MANILA, Philippines – The annual Star Magic Ball is just around the corner, and stars from the talent center are gearing up for a night of glamour and fun.

Aside from the red carpet regulars at the ball every year, a few new faces are set to make their debut this year too. 

All eyes are on these newcomers, as fans can't wait to cheer them on as they take to the red carpet for the first time at the star-studded event. 

Here are some of the fresh faces we'll see at the Star Magic Ball on Saturday, October 22. 

1. Ritz Azul

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Ritz is set to attend her first Star Magic Ball since she transferred over from TV5. On Instagram, designer Nat Manilag posted a photo of Ritz and Yen Santos, who will be wearing his outfits for the ball.

Meeting with these 2 lovely ladies for the most glamorous event of the year.  @ysantos @ritzazul A photo posted by Nat Manilag (@natmanilag) on Oct 3, 2016 at 7:39am PDT


Ritz, who appeared on FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, will star in the upcoming show The Promise of Forever with Paulo Avelino and Ejay Falcon.

2. Jona Viray

Photo by Paolo Abad

Former GMA 7 talent Jona Viray will make her Star Magic Ball debut this year in a dress by Nat Manilag. The singer regularly appears on ASAP. 

3. Darren Espanto

Photo by Rob Reyes/ Rappler

Darren Espanto has come a long way since winning runner-up in the first season of The Voice Kids Philippines. For his first Star Magic Ball, Darren is set to wear a suit by Francis Libiran and, according to a report by ABS-CBN, is also set to perform at the ball. 

4. Vin Abrenica

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Another former TV5 artist, Vin Abrenica will also be attending the Star Magic Ball for the first time this year. He recently appeared alongside brother Aljur Abrenica in the movie Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli.

5. Miho Nishida

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

After winning Pinoy Big Brother last year, Miho Nishida has been slowly making her way in the showbiz industry. This year, she's set to make her Star Magic Ball debut in a gown by Manny Halasan.

6. Tommy Esguerra

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Fans are also looking forward to seeing Miho's boyfriend Tommy Esguerra at the Star Magic Ball red carpet. Tommy was with Miho in the PBB house last year, and their friendship has since blossomed into a romance. 

7. Elmo Magalona

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Elmo, who starred in Born For You opposite Janella Salvador, signed with the ABS-CBN network in November 2015. It's unknown if he'll be with a companion, as his girlfriend of two years, Janine Gutierrez, confirmed recently that she and Elmo had broken up.  

These are just a few of the new faces who are set to be at the Star Magic Ball. Who do you want to see on October 22? Let us know! –