There were lots of actors and actresses who showed up during the Star Magic Ball this year but despite their abundance, the event was still exclusively for Star Magic artists only. In fact, people can only attend the ball if they have been invited as a date or if the ABS-CBN’s executives wanted them to be there. One such actor who “defied” the rules was Marco Gumabao.
According to Philippine Entertainment Portal, Marco was not supposed to be in the event since he recently signed on to be part of the Viva Artists Agency, the talent management which the JaDine tandem is also part of. However, he shared a picture on his personal Instagram account which showed him in a sleek suit.
An excerpt of his caption reads:
“I’d like to thank Star Magic family for inviting me. I’ll always look at you all as my family.”
Marco Gumabao’s location stamp was marked in Shangri-la Makati, the same venue where the ball was held. In an interview, the 23-year-old actor explained:
“Ewan ko, the day after nung interviews at contract signing sa Viva Artists Agency, binawi yung invitation ko. Sabi noon nung handler ko sa Star Magic, ‘O sige, kahit Viva ka na, invited ka pa rin. The next day, binawi. Baka may nabasa sila.”
Marco Gumabao officially became a talent of Viva Artists on September 4, 2017. He was under Star Magic for four years prior to his involvement with Viva.
He appeared in several projects with ABS-CBN which includes “Luv U,” “She’s Dating the Gangster,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Love Me Tomorrow,” episodes in “Ipaglaban Mo,” “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” and “Wansapanataym.”
In a separate report from the same source, Marco Gumabao shared his surprise over Star Magic withdrawing his invitation to the ball. He expressed his sentiments and said:
“Invited dapat ako sa Star Magic Ball. Ewan ko, the day after nung interviews at contract signing sa Viva Artists Agency, binawi yung invitation ko. Sabi noon nung handler ko sa Star Magic, ‘O sige, kahit Viva ka na, invited ka pa rin.’ The next day, binawi. Baka may nabasa sila.”
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