Ever since the ABS-CBN Ball debut in 2018, It’s Showtime and Gandang Gabi Vice host Vice Ganda has relentlessly been a scene-stealer as he never fails to make a statement in every couture he dons to the grandiose and star-studded annual charity event that benefitted the projects of network’s children welfare organization, Bantay Bata 163.
It can be recalled that in the previous year, he showed up in his controversial Michael Cinco stained glass-inspired black gown with long train that he topped with blond curls and crown of thorns indeed earned various remarks from the onlookers. He switched to a shimmering silver outfit by Furne One during the event proper.
And in the recently-concluded ABS-CBN Ball 2019, the Unkabogable Star proved why he’s given the moniker as he once again enraptured us with the two different yet equally-entrancing looks he paraded during that whimsical evening.
Vice truly reigned on the red carpet through his fabulous appearance reminiscent of the American occupation in the country as he channeled the Manila Carnival Queen in him. The heavily embellished Carnival Queen-inspired gown with over-sized sheer puff sleeves was by renowned designer Paul Cabral while the cape that doubled as train was by the talented Neric Beltran. Completing his regal look was his wavy blond coif and golden crown.
“Carnival Queen” was the title given to the ladies possessing ‘beauty with a substance’ who joined in the annual Queen of the Manila Carnival (1908-1939) and campaigned for good causes.
In the Ball proper, he amazed us with his jaw-dropping transformation into a “Paru-parong Bukid” as he changed his outfit to a fuchsia gazar mini dress with a long cape connected to it via a pair of enormous puffed sleeves, which was a also a joint creation of Cabral and Beltran, and matched it with a neatly pressed pink wig.
With how intricate and ostentatious both his ABS-CBN 2019 looks were, it indeed took a village for Vice Ganda to fantastically pull those off. Stylist-to-the-stars Liz Uy was the one to piece together both his looks, with the trio of Emman Concepcion, Joemel Reyes, and Nikki Caraguian in charge of his make-up, while Buern Rodriguez, Mark Fidel Tongco, and Enrico Gabato were the ones who did his tresses.