EXCLUSIVE: All The Stars Who Had Their Photos Taken At The Metro Photo Booth
Event stylist Gideon Hermosa recreated a traditional Filipino home setting that mirrored its warmth and showcased the native elements associated with it
If there's anything that defined the recently held ABS-CBN Ball 2019 aside from the Bantay Edukasyon scholarship program and the "Modern Filipiniana" dress code behind it, it's that it was an epic event that was immortalized in many photographs. It took hours for the celebrities to get ready and be camera-perfect for the Ball—their looks deserved to get all the spotlight throughout the night.
To give them more beautiful photographs to remember this occasion by, Metro and Metro.Style created two photo booths that were dressed up by sought-after event stylist Gideon Hermosa. Guests couldn't resist but have their photos taken at the setups, now filed under his famous hashtag #Gideonized, which showcased Gideon's signature sophisticated more-is-more aesthetic and his talent in transforming venues.
After walking the red carpet at Shangri-La The Fort, guests made their way to the grand ballroom area of the hotel whose hallways welcomed lots of opportunities for all those Instagram-worthy snaps. The first booth was a tunnel filled with lush flowers styled to form an arch, luxurious mirrored floors, lavish chandeliers and, of course, traditional Filipino accents, like giant lighted capiz balls, all around. Guests' walk through the tunnel were documented in a motion editorial by director Frank Mamaril.
Beside this tunnel was a bright and sunny traditional Filipino home-inspired vignette, where everyone was welcome to have their photos taken by fashion photographer Rxandy Capinpin, with an option to use a special Metro fan by Monchet Olives, the Fan Man as an accessory.
Scroll through the gallery below to see all the celebrities and personalities who dropped by our Metro photo booth with Rxandy:
Bela Padilla and Kim Chiu
Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia
Chris Lopez and Alex Godinez
Bela Padilla, Carlo Katigbak, and Kim Chiu
Amarah and mom Cristine Reyes
Piolo Pascual and Charo Santos-Concio
Dionne Monsanto and Piolo Pascual
Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama
Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo
James Reid and Nadine Lustre
Jay-R and Mica Javier
Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo
Leila Alcasid and Curtismith
Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano
Inigo Pascual and Maris Racal
Matet de Leon and Pamu Pamorada
Mikee Morada and Alex Gonzaga
Moira dela Torre
Piolo Pascual and Arci Munoz
Piolo Pascual and Bela Padilla
Piolo Pascual and Yam Concepcion
Ronaldo Valdez and Gloria Diaz
Rufa Mae Quinto
Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez
Ayen and Franco Laurel
Photographs by Rxandy Capinpin