Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we celebrate #MEGATheNewPH once again with the #MEGAMillennialBall. Celebrities, influencers, society, personalities from all industries gather in a feast to honor the Philippines’ best and brightest. In an evening filled with fun, entertainment, and everything that speaks Pinoy Pride, we unite and celebrate a new Philippines – one that calls every Filipino to step up and make our country better.
Catch our live updates as we highlight all the moments and bring you right here where it all happens.
6:00PM The Stage is Set
The red carpet is ready. Our tables are all set. Models are preparing for the highly-anticipated Furne One Fashion Show later in the evening. Have any of your favourite celebrities arrived already? While waiting, check out the #MEGATheNewPH social media campaign.
6:30PM Before It Starts
People are slowly coming in but we’re ready. Cocktails, anyone? And while we plate each dish in the kitchens, outside, each guest is invited to our beautifully-made photo vignettes. With Shaira Luna, Dookie Ducay, Xander Angeles, and Mark Nicdao behind the lenses, every shot is worth the take.
7:00PM The Red Carpet
With the theme of Maximum Exposure, our guests arrive in suits, gowns, in all forms of fashion. Tonight, no one is holding back. Each arrival is a feast to the sartorial eye. What makes the #MEGAMillennialBall a highly-awaited event is the movement it creates – fashion, society, and purpose unite in a joyous celebration.
For a comprehensive review of each arrival, check out our runway report here.
7:30PM Backstage Business
Ah… the backstage. Where the action and adrenaline rush really happens. We’re sure you’re just as excited for Furne One’s wonderful creations. Our first winner of the Young Designer’s Competition has come back to showcase his best work yet. A tease you ask? Here’s a sneak peek of what’s about to come.
8:00PM It’s Time
The doors have opened for our invited guests. Surely, Marquis Events Place is filled with the best and brightest stars. From the red carpet, to the event stage, every bit of this event is magnificent as it is exciting. And now that the program is about to start, we advise you to sit back and enjoy the show.
8:30PM A Warm Welcome
The Divas (Yeng Constantino, Angeline Quinto, KZ Tandingan, and Kyla) take the stage and open the ceremony with a Destiny’s Child medley. The gorgeous Laura Lehmann is hosting the night’s festivities. MEGA’s Editor-in-Chief, Peewee Reyes-Isidro addresses our guests with a warm welcome. Exciting? We think so too.
9:00PM Through the Lenses
Our guests can’t get enough of the fantastical stylings of our photo vignettes. As the program continues, so does the clicks of the cameras. Check out each of our celebrity photographers’ photo studios here.
9:30PM The NewPH Awardees
Our awardees grace the stage and receive the applause they duly deserve. Tonight we award, Anton Huang of the SSI Group for Luxury and Specialty Retail, Mark Nicdao for Photography, Heart Evangelista-Escudero for Visual Arts, Alfonso Chusuey for Premium Hotel and Resorts, Jordy Navarra for Food and Cuisine, Patrick Starr for Beauty and LGBT Advocacy, Will Dasovich for Social Media. Sunnies Studios for Business, MayMay Entrata and Edward Barber for Entertainment, Chaye Cabal-Revilla of PLDT Inc. for Women Leadership, Wish Radio for Music, Coach Ramil de Jesus and the DLSU Lady Spikers for Sports, and KZ Tandingan for Music. Read more about each awardee here.
10:00PM Furne One’s Runway
The runway opens for MEGA Young Designers’ Competition’s first winner, Furne One. The internationally-acclaimed designer is celebrating his 25 years in the fashion industry. The runway is star-studded with MayMay Entrata, Elisse Joson, Janella Salvador, Gabbi Garcia, and Kisses Delavin wearing Furne’s dreamy creations. And in an epic finale, Vice Ganda closes the show.
Just when we thought the party was over, Regine Velasquez comes out of stage and belts a rendition of Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive. Not only is the song a survival anthem for the pained and suffering, it is an ode to every Filipino’s resilience in the face of adversity. Now that’s a perfect #MEGAMillennialBall ending!