Some of the country’s most recognizable personalities from the field of show business, pageantry, and fashion
attended the MEGA Equality Ball last night.
Among them were actress Heart Evangelista with her husband, newly-elect Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero;
singer Aicelle Santos with fiance, GMA News reporter Mark Zambrano; singing couple Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez; reel and real-life partner James Reid and Nadine Lustre; newlyweds Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia; and rumored boyfriend-girlfriend Jake Cuenca and Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa.
Other beauty queens who graced the event were Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann, and Miss Intercontinental Philippines 2017-turned-Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez.
Here’s more: Ruffa Gutierrez, Vice Ganda, Lovi Poe, and Tim Yap.
The event was timed for Philippine Independence Day. The theme was “pride and equality.”
“Regardless of gender, race, status, and beliefs — we are all equal. True freedom is about equality,” MEGA wrote on their Instagram account.
The #NewPH trophies honoring trailblazers were also given out.
Among winners are beauty queens Catriona and Kylie; fashion designers Francis Libiran, Carlyle Nuera, and Fanco Laurel; actresses Lov and Aicelle; LGBTQIA+ superstars Paulo Castro and Peabo Orilla of Nectar; Angkas founder Angeline Tham and husband George Royeca; She Talks Asia’s Iza Calzado and Vicky Herrera; and singers Careless Music Manila. (Photos from their respective Instagram account)