25th PMPC Star Awards for Television



I was invited to be a presenter at the 25th PMPC Star Awards at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre at Resorts World last Tuesday. I had to cut my Cebu trip short just to make in in time. But because of flight delays and all, I ended up not being able to get my hair and makeup done. I also didn’t have time to visit designers for a long dress. So I just winged it. I did my own makeup and I wore a dress from a couple of years ago.


Richard, Dawn, Shamcey, Piolo
The hosts of the evening were Richard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta, Shamcey Supsup and Piolo Pascual.


Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga sang the opening number.


Boy, KC, Toni
Boy Abunda, KC Concepcion, Toni Gonzaga for The Buzz.


Nora Aunor at the PMPC Star Awards
Nora Aunor presented Boy Abunda with his Hall of Famer Award.


Star Awards
It has been a while since my last Star Awards.  I’ve won three Best Lifestyle Show Host Awards, in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Funny though that the program doesn’t list the 2004 win. I distinctly remember winning that because I was there and we tied with Charlene Gonzales. Oh well.


Star Awards 2011
This time Urban Zone was nominated again as Best Lifestyle Show and so was I, as Best Lifestyle Show Host. I wasn’t expecting to win against the big network shows. And we didn’t. Oh well. Haha. But Trip Na Trip did – as Best Travel Show and Best Travel Show Host. So because I was the only one from Bayan Productions that was there, I accepted the award for Kat De Castro. Photo by Enrico DC.


Star Awards 2011
I had to go a up second time. This was for Best Travel Show Host. It wasn’t really my moment and I wish Kat & Uma were there. But I was very happy for them. Photo by Enrico DC.


Star Awards 2011
I co-presented the awards for Best News Program, Best Male News Anchor and Best Female News Anchor with Kimpee De Leon. Photo by Enrico DC.


What I wore to Star Awards
And this is what my dress looked like from behind. I wore this early last year for my birthday party. It’s by Dolce & Gabbana. The black ruffle is supposed to be pouffy but I was sitting for more than 3 hours waiting to present my bit so they’re a bit flattened. Wore them with black Louboutin pumps and my own jewellery. Earrings are rubies and opals. The bracelet is that ruby and pearl tassel that I love to wear over and over.


Thank you, PMPC for the sweet nomination and invitation. Special thanks to Jun Lalin who is always so nice to me whenever we see each other. He escorted me in to the theatre. I arrived by myself. He sat me in a very nice and comfortable spot with the ABS-CBN talents Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford. All the great veteran stars were there – Nora Aunor, Susan Roces, Helen Gamboa, Kuya Germs. I have to say that though I wasn’t in my element, it was a very pleasant evening and I enjoyed being with my colleagues in television.




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