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We promise you the whole nine yards of purple rug - the tears, tantrums and trophies; rubbing shoulders with the god-like mortals, kissing the air with the kings and queens of glam and waving to the paparazzi.
Those are the words, phrases printed in the invite I got for the Yahoo! Philippines OMG Awards. Who wouldn't be excited about the event?! So last Tuesday, June 21st I prayed hard to God to give us good weather as I battle the traffic from Manila to Resorts World, and cover the event in Republiq.
True to the theme, I would blend this blog entry with Yahoo! OMG by using a purple font ;)
I know you have been itching to know who are the winners? Here they are:
Awesome Young Actress: Kathryn Bernardo
Awesome Young Actor: Albie Casiño Breakthrough Male Artist: Coco Martin Breakthrough Female Artist: Cristine Reyes Favorite Male TV host: Luis Manzano Favorite Female TV host: Toni Gonzaga Amazing Male Newcomer: Alden Richards Amazing Female Newcomer: Ritz Azul
Coolest Male Singer: Christian Bautista Coolest Female Singer: Charice Coolest Band: Parokya ni Edgar
Hottest Male Actor: Piolo Pascual Hottest Female Actress: Jennylyn Mercado
Funniest Comedienne: Eugene Domingo - "I always go to Yahoo for my horoscope, and it says there You will receive something better, my goodness! This is it?"
Funniest Comedian: Vice Ganda
Fashion Designer of the Year: Joey Samson
OMG! Celebrity of the Year: Shalani Soledad OMG! Major Impact: Shamcey Supsup Special Awards go to: CLEAR Woman Award - Sam Pinto CLEAR Man Award - Piolo Pascual Wi-Tribe Award - Somedaydream Most Animated Celebrity of the Night - Barbie Forteza (he was the first one to arrive at the venue, and I find her really nice - there is one teen celebrity which I find a little too snob. Turn off!) Most Watched Celebrity of the Night - Marc Nelson (he is the hottest and he's sooo fine! No question! I am just not very happy with our pic together.. howell...) Pond's Natural Beauty - Shamcey Supsup Sunsilk Award - Alodia Gosiengfiao Sweetest Couple of the Night - Victor Basa and Divine Lee (I agree the sweetest! Victor even waited outside the ladies' room while Divine did her thing, so I took the chance to have a pic with him! ;)) The HIGHLIGHTS: Dr. Vicky Belo welcoming the guests to the Yahoo! OMG Awards, and we were like checking Hayden's reaction ;)
Carmi Martin's arrival like a teen star in a very cute pink minidress!
Alodia's arrival and the crowd just went gaga to have a pic with her.
Cristine Reyes' pristine (conservative in front) white gown - but revealing backless with a black cross design at the back.
Amazing performance by Johnoy Danao!
Arrival of lovely ladies in pajamas! They say the invite says relaxed, unpretentious.. So.. Love, love it! Fanpage likers are complaining that their outfit were not appropriate, but I honestly do think these ladies rock! Only pretty ladies like Ms. Smith and Ornussa (and.. forgot the name of that model in the middle) can wear something like that but still look glamorous!
Jim Paredes' announcement that David Foster would accept Charice's award.. I know he's not a comedian, so he tried it for the second time, and announced Oprah would accept it. Nice try, but it still failed.
Piolo Pascual accepting the award on stage! We have not seen him arrive or even mingled with the crowd. We got surprised that he was actually there. Probably at the backstage.
Vice Ganda requesting to have a category for Feminine-looking Comedian (something like that) during his acceptance speech.
Jojo Alejar's dance moves before he presents an award! The guy is soo funny and cool even in person!
The PlumPinays.com ladies gracing the event like the hottest ladies in the room!
The Smith's presenting the award! Rock and Roll! I love the Smiths!
Lovely ladies and hot dudes all over!
There was even a photo booth by Barely Toast (see pictures here) and Sunsilk Hair Experts' hair testing booth (see pics of lovely celebrities here. Can you spot me in the album? ;)). Wi-tribe was also there, and Sanya Smith (oh, I love her) was the lucky one to win a prize! After the event, they raffled off an entertainment system and a fellow blogger won it! Congrats Myk!
I was enjoying glasses of white wine at the back of the VIP area where we were seated, and I never realized I have the license to go infront to get better shots of the event and awarding. Argh. I want to kick myself now for being a little too shy to mingle and approach celebrities. I'll do better next time.
It was indeed a fun event with good vibes! See more pictures here.
(and thanks to Kuya Sabatini for driving me from Manila to Paranaque! He knows the best shortcuts in Metro Manila!)