DonBelle trended hours before the ABS-CBN Ball 2023
The recently concluded ABS-CBN Ball on September 30, 2023 is truly a feast in the eyes—as the industry’s biggest stars gather in one intimate night replete with glitz and glamor.
Ramping up the excitement are love teams that brought in a sense of kilig while in their most fabulous form; and some standout pairs include Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano, KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad, and Francine Diaz and Seth Fedelin.
Even before the event proper, Belle and Donny’s love team, DonBelle, has already trended on social media—with a bunch of fans anticipating what could be their look for the night.
The sensational pair did not disappoint as they arrived as visually pleasing in person as they are on screen.
Belle truly lived up as the “Belle of the Ball” as she showed up in a champagne ball gown. Donny, on the other hand, just commanded the red carpet well with his classic black tuxedo.
The two stars are also declared as the ball’s “Power Couple of the Night.”
Francine and Seth are equally stellar in their own universe; Francine walked in a glittering skin-toned, sweetheart number while Seth was all smiles and Gatsby in a brooched, black tuxedo.
Breaking the sea of blacks and golds is Alexa who wore a jade ensemble—meticulously made to highlight her movements. Equally commanding is KD who gives meaning to the word “dashing” with just a black suit embellished with a simple bow.
Other Kapamilya love teams at the ABS-CBN Ball 2023
ViBrent went for the minimalist aesthetic, with Brent rocking a unique cut for his white number. Vivoree, on the other hand, wore a hooded black gown—transluscent to make her petite silhouette stand out.
While Jeremiah Lisbo and Kaori Oinuma opted for a separate walk on the red carpet, their chemistry still transcends. Jeremiah’s chromatic old rose suit came as a refreshing as Kaori’s floral-patterned, white number.
Another pair of ebony and ivory are rumored real-life sweethearts Cassy Legaspi and Darren Espanto. Darren was no shorter than dapper in his classic white tuxedo while Cassy went for a full-on-sleeved, plunging neckline gown.
Kobie Brown and Andi Abaya, who together are called KoDrea, brought in a slice of sweetness and fierce. Matching Kobie’s beaded, textured black suit is Andi’s own take of bold; sleek bob, black lipstick, and a daring silver number.
The boys love pair of “Fractured,” Sean Tristan and Raven Rigor were seen donning classic suits; Raven with a chained brooch while Sean with a silver dragonfly.
Another pair that holds so much chemistry are “Pinoy Big Brother: Connect” alumni Ralph Malibunas and Gail Banawis. Ralph went for a textured black attire, while Gail is a standout in shade of scaly lilac cocktail dress.
The ABS-CBN Ball 2023 was held four years after the last. It’s a fundraising event that aims to support the Kapamilya network’s charitable initiatives.
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