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Pinoy Pride at the 2024 Gold Gala

Bianca Bustamante and Bella Poarch are among the Filipino attendees who graced the star-studded gathering

The 2024 Gold Gala rolled out its third edition, transpiring at The Music Center in Los Angeles, California. The annual affair is held to honor changemakers in society and celebrate the most impactful movers and shakers in various spheres.


Asians and Filipinos alike coalesced at the convergence, too, taking center stage to celebrate luminaries and leaders from the Asia-Pacific. Bianca Bustamante, the first Filipina to reign supreme at a Formula 1 Academy race, made her maiden attendance at the gathering. On her Instagram account, she expressed how “magical” the experience was.



“Oh, to be wearing this dress, surrounded by people that I’ve looked up to my whole life,” she captioned her post, referencing a Monique Lhuillier piece that she took on. “Being Filipino, I learned the greatest lesson in life. It’s to value everything, every opportunity. Because of this, I was able to live my dreams.”



“I’m truly honored to be here, to be in this moment. Thank you so much to everyone, to all of you for continuously rallying behind me. It’s been an amazing few weeks,” Bianca continued, realizing the value of representation and getting inspiration from international and global entities whom she rubbed elbows with.


Bella Poarch, a US-based, Filipino-born singer and multimedia star, graced the gala, too. She caught up with the talented Patrick Ta, Saweetie, Chloe Kim, and Gordon Cormier. On her socials, she also shared a clip of herself with Sanrio character Hello Kitty. Pretty in pastel pink, Bella was clad in a Vania Romoff creation.



Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel, who is half-Filipina and half-American, attended the party as well. On IG, she penned about how amazing her encounter was at the event: “Nights like this, I used to dream about… Hearing the stories of those who have trailblazed their own path remind me of how our uniqueness is our power.”



Lead photos from @racerbia and @bellapoarch

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