Cosmopolitan Philippines celebrated their 15th anniversary Thursday night with a fabulous sexy-formal bash at the NBC Tent. The venue was filled to the rafters with the most gorgeous faces, the hottest bodies, and the most well-respected names in the fashion and local entertainment industry. It was hard not to feel out-of-place—good thing we also bumped into friends and familiar faces! In a nice coincidence, most of those you’ll see here are people we met before they started out with their now-successful careers, either styling, featuring, interviewing or doing shoots with them. We’re pleasantly surprised that they still remembered us after many years, and that they remain humble amid the successes. Below, snapshots from that starry, starry night.
Fun Fearless Female awardee Laureen Uy
Four-time cover girl Marian Rivera
Mike Tan, Steven Silva, Ryza Cenon
It was great seeing Steven that night. Warm, friendly and malambing as always!
Maxene Magalona, Raymond Gutierrez, Kate Torralba, Saab Magalona
Hottest Hunk awardee Enchong Dee
Giselle Toengi and Tim Walters
Markki Stroem and his band performed smooth jazzy classics.
Joey Mead-King was the bubbly host of the show.
Enzo Pineda and Louise Delos Reyes
Mr. Fu the dapper funnyman
Alodia Gosiengfiao and her mom Tita Mariglor. It’s been years since we last saw them, we weren’t even dating yet at the time! Shai knew her from college and would often feature Edjie in the magazines and TV shows she worked with, while Seph met her as a suki customer of her handmade camera pendants before.
Karen Pamintuan of the Lifestyle Network’s “Listed” and Patti Grandidge of etc’s “Etcetera,” two hosts with the most!
Karen was actually Shai’s host when she was producer of a different fashion-lifestyle TV show a couple of years back, while Patti… let’s just say we’ll see her again soon!
Francis Libiran, whose designs we’re currently raving about, and showbiz reporter Gretch Fullido. Trivia: Gretch and Shai were finalists together in a certain reality TV show many years back… Haha!
Blogger friends! As soon as they started arriving, we weren’t feeling so lost anymore. David Guison, Vern Enciso, Lissa Kahayon, Kookie Buhain
Domz Tiu and the ever-ravishing Marj Sia
Bringing sexy back in equally shiny outfits
We’re actually missing a few other bloggers here (or maybe it was taken from their cameras? We did take a lot of “class pictures” that night, haha!) like Raleene Cabrera, Tracy Ayson, Paul Chuapoco, Gelo Arucan. Hey, guys!
The program proper finally kicked off to a fashionably late start with Zia Quizon performing Adele and Up Dharma Down.
While Zia’s soulful voice filled the room, more veritable fashion forces walked in, as if on cue.
Kelly Misa and Marco Lobregat
Jessica Yang and John James Uy
…and a host of other gorgeous models that have graced the covers, centerfolds and catwalks of Cosmo through the years.
Cosmo Philippines Editor-in-Chief Myrza Sison thanked all the fun and fearless people who helped pave the way for the magazine’s success. Happy Anniversary, Cosmo! If this party was any indication of what’s to come, you’re looking at many decades more. Check out Cosmo.ph for a list of all Fun Fearless Female and Hottest Hunks awardees.
Event photography by Jeru Czar, post-processed by Love Chic. Tweet @jeruczar to inquire about his services :)