The annual Star Magic Ball is arguably the biggest gathering of celebrities from the Kapamilya network. On its 11th year, the 2017 Star Magic Ball celebrated 25 years of Star Magic, ABS-CBN's talent management arm—which is why we were pleasantly surprised to see the famous faces from ABS-CBN's rival network, GMA-7, on the red carpet.
1. Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati
While the two are now officially ABS-CBN stars, it might take a lot of getting used to seeing Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati attending a Kapamilya event after being signed with GMA Network for so long. Richard, who used to be a Kapuso leading man, stars as the main villain in the top-rated supernatural series, La Luna Sangre. And Sarah, a former Starstruck alum, is now a regular on ASAP.
2. Heart Evangelista
In 2008, Heart Evangelista made the big move from ABS-CBN to GMA. And while it's a rare occasion to see Heart in a Kapamilya event, the actress celebrated with her original home network at this year's Star Magic Ball.
Escorted by hubby Senator Chiz Escudero, Heart reunited with her "second dad," ABS-CBN's Johnny Manahan. In the caption, the My Korean Jagiya star said, "I remember 19 years ago when he saw something in me and introduced me to showbiz. Nice to see my second dad and be reunited with you, Mr. M!"
3. Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Sotto
Kristine Hermosa was once a teleserye leading lady in ABS-CBN before marrying her husband Oyo Sotto, a GMA Network regular. Even though she currently stars in a Kapuso sitcom with her hubby and father-in-law Vic Sotto, Kristine graciously walked the Star Magic Ball red carpet in support of the talent management's silver anniversary.
4. Megan Young and Mikael Daez
Miss World 2013 title holder Megan Young may have jumped fences a few times, but she remains grounded on both homes who gave her big career opportunities. The Marimar actress joined this year's festivities with her beau, Kapuso leading man Mikael Daez.
5. Janine Gutierrez
Janine Gutierrez is one of the most promising actresses of GMA Network with a string of lead roles under her belt. Many were suprised when she walked the red carpet of the Star Magic Ball with her rumored new boyfriend, Kapamilya actor Rayver Cruz.
After the ball, Janine took a sweet snap with Kapamilya leading lady Liza Soberano, who previously fangirled over Janine's beauty.