The biggest names in the fashion industry gathered at the Professional Models Association of the Philippines's (PMAP) anniversary ball held last Friday night, October 13, at the Rigodon ballroom of the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati City.
Eight generations of PMAP models, together with soclety and showbiz celebrities, walked the red carpet in their in their ultraluxe black-and-white suits and gowns to mark PMAP's 30th founding anniversary.
PMAP, an organization run by models, was established on February 11, 1987. According to their official website, the organization aims to "uplift, protect and professionalize the modeling industry in the Philippines, and to develop and stabilize, national and international awareness, participation, involvement and competition in the field of modeling."
Below are some of the highlights of the PMAP Ball.
Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina wore a bespoke Rhett Eala gown.
Model-turned-GMA actor Gil Cuerva
ABS-CBN stars Arci Muñoz and Eric Quizon
Arci's older sister Lou Muñoz is a member of PMAP.
Model-actress Wilma Doesnt
Model-turned-actress Marina Benipayo with partner Richard Cepeda Go.
Basketball player Jeron Teng with girlfriend Jeanine Tsoi.
Jeanine is a UAAP court-side reporter for DLSU and also a member of PMAP.
Former PMAP President Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez
Former PMAP president Phoemela Baranda with boyfriend Arito Lara.
Arito is a Fil-Mexican chef who once worked for Nobu in TriBeCa, New York City.
Former PMAP president Apples Aberin is now a PR executive for Unilever Philippines
Former PMAP president Rissa Mananquil Trillo is the co-founder of cosmetics brand Happy Skin
Jericho Rosales' son Santino Rosales with his mom, Kai Palomares, as his date.
Kai is also a former model and Santino's inspiration on why he pursued his modelling career.
Former Asia's Next Top Model mentor Joey Mead King is host of the party.
Joey Mead (R) with partner Angelina King and model Alexandra Camus
GMA talent/host Vince Velasco was a model before he joined showbiz.
Current PMAP President Raphael Kiefer leads the celebratory toast.
(L-R) Phoemela Baranda, Ariel Atentido, Angel Agustin-Co, Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez, Ronnie Asuncion, Apples Aberin, , Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Baba Parma, and JB Abesamis.
(L-R) Former models Gem Padilla-Thomas, Summit Media's Editorial Director Myrza Sison, Jed Tan, and Suyen Chi.
Pinay supermodel Ria Bolivar
New generation of PMAP models Lou Yanong, Hannah Locsin, Kenn Bosch, Jach Manere, and Juls Cullas.
Patrick Patawaran and PMAP Treasurer Ana Sideco
IMAGE Albert Tamayo Molina
Host Tim Yap
Celebrity hairstylist Lourd Ramos