Star Magic Ball 2017: The cutest ball proposals

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Star Magic Ball 2017: The cutest ball proposals

Rob Reyes

(UPDATED) Check out how these stars got their dates for this year's big event

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED)– The Star Magic Ball is not only known for the glamorous gowns and flashy suits, but also for the adorable date proposals that happen all over TV and social media before the big event.

Over the years, these ball tradition have become a big thing that fans await excitedly, and this year’s no exception. 

1. Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia

After the success of their movie Vince, Kath, and James, the tandem of Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto became even more popular with their recent movie, Love You To The Stars And Back. Joshua confirmed that he has been courting Julia for almost a year now.  

Though they went to the last ball together, Joshua went all out this year and asked Julia to be his date by hiring a choir to sing for her. The bonus part? He also gave her a bouquet of roses.


I’m a lucky girl.

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2. Iñigo Pascual and Maris Racal


You’re turning twenty tomorrow, Papapeh. Kaya I have 20 wishes for you. I wish nothing but the best for you I wish all the songs you’ll make will all be successful. I wish di mawala yang signature laugh mo tuwing umaga sa dressing room. I wish di mawala ang pagiging religious mo and how you pray intently before performing. I wish ma meet mo na lahat ng KPOP idols mo. (Na meet mo na si Jennie Kim) I wish you continue inspiring other people, your fans I wish turning 15 ka lang para di mashado marami ittype ko… gets ko na kung bakit nonsense yung iba sa 100 tweets. ISANG DAAN DIN YUN! I wish di mawala yung pagiging humble mo kahit ibang level ka na. Inigo Pascual ka na I wish ma enjoy mo ang birthday salubong mo with your family and friends I wish di ka na grammar nazi… englisher ka masyado.. I wish palagi ka lang masaya, I know naman di lahat happy days, pero gusto ko masaya ka pa rin somehow.  I wish di mawala yung pagiging maingay mo sa twitter. Haha. Your Loveties love it. Sana pag ibig nalang ang isipin ng bawat isa sa mundo  Seventh!! Lucky seven.. I wish healthy ka lang palagi  para long life!!! Sana malaman ng buong mundo kung gaano ka ka-lalim na tao. Sana pang twenty naaa!! Sana ingatan mo lagi ang genuine mong puso I wish lahat ng dreams mo maging totoo. Di man mangyari soon pero paunti-unti.  Sana sa twentieth year mo sa mundo, marami kang ma inspire na tao through your words and heart-melting voice 20.. Ikaw na bahala sa twentieth, papapeh 🙂 At sana maging totoo yun. Happy Birthday to the guy with diamond heart

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Life imitated art when Iñigo accepted a challenge to ask Maris to the ball by posting 100 tweets, in reference to the movie 100 Tula Para Kay Stella. Iñigo once again asked Maris to become his date during a guest spot with Jolina Magdangal on ASAP on Sunday, September 17. Maris would probably have said yes 100 times over.


3. Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona

File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Though the two have long been rumored to be dating, they’ve remained publicly mum. During the filming of their upcoming movie, Elmo formally asked Janella to be his date by reciting a poem and serenading her.




4. Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber


Maymay and Edward became very close during their stint on Pinoy Big Brother season 7. It was between the promotional tours of their movie, Loving In Tandem, that Edward asked Maymay to be his date to the ball during an appearance on Magandang Buhay on September 14.


5. Kisses Delavin and Marco Gallo

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Not to be left behind is the tandem of Marco Gallo and Kisses Delavin aka KissMarc. On September 14 during an appearance on Tonight With Boy Abunda, Marco formally asked Kisses if she would be his date. 

As if that wasn’t enough, Marco had another surprise up his sleeve. Although he was nervous, he presented a big teddy bear to Kisses during an appearance on ASAP and once again asked if he could be her date to the ball. 


Only on #AsapChillout: Marco officially asking Kisses to be his date for the upcoming Star Magic ball!

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Marco asking Kisses to be his date on Star Magic Ball  #AsapChillout

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6. Heaven Peralejo and Mark Paterson


You’re full of surprises… It’s a date then, haha! See you at the ball

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Rising starlet Heaven Peralejo took to Instagram to share that she was invited by football player and model Mark Paul Robert Paterson. On her IG post, she said: “You’re full of surprises… It’s a date then, haha! See you at the ball.”

Mark Paul also shared a photo of him and Heaven, saying : “See you [on] Sep 30.”


see u sep 30

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7. Bailey May and Ylona Garcia 

The two went to last year’s Star Magic Ball together. This year, Bailey asked his onscreen partner once again. This time, he did it with ice cream, roses, and a banner that said, “You’re super sweet, just like your all-time favorite treat. Ball with me?” 


Ylona posted: “Awww! My favorite things from my favorite guy. Who could say no to this? I’d love to be your date.”

Bailey then posted: “I have a date for the Ball.”


I have a date for the Ball #RoadToStarMagicBall2017

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8. Elisse Joson and McCoy de Leon 

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler  

Elisse and McCoy went to the ball together last year. This year, McCoy decided to ask his onscreen partner to the ball once again, with the help of their fans. 

During the launch of their feature on Mega magazine on Tuesday, September 26, The question “Would you be my date at the Star Magic Ball? was flashed on a screen. Elisse, who looked surprised by the gesture, whispered a yes and hugged McCoy.





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