The popcorn was popping and the stars were partying during NYLON Manila’s first ever Big Bold Brave Awards Night and party.
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The reviews are in. The NYLON Manila Big Bold Brave Awards Night was a box-office success. As the culmination night of the Big Bold Brave Awards: The Sequel, it was a moment of fun and celebration as we recognized the nominees, awarded the winners, and danced the night away. And the event feels extra special because this was our first IRL event since we launched in November 2020. Thank you to everyone who attended and to the fans who made all of this possible. Held at House Manila last June 24, it was a night to just let loose in the presence of stars, champions, and friends. If you’re curious to know happened during the Awards Night, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what went down.
ARRIVAL OF STARS
As the day turned into night, stars, personalities, friends, and guests all arrived one by one to House Manila for the special awards night. With the theme of Big/Bold, the guests showed up and showed out in their best oversized and maximalist fits as they took pictures by the entrance. The House Manila lobby looked like clear night sky as many stars dazzled, mingled, and caught up with their fellow stars.
Imagine Awra Briguela and Argie Roquero serving bestie energy and Rob Blackburn sharing his admiration to Maymay Entrata, except that it really happened. They then made their way down to the event area with movie tickets in hand, taking their seats at their respective tables for the hottest premiere night of the year. Complimentary buckets of popcorn and welcome drinks were served to our guests so that they can get ready for the movie premiere.
The event began with a special opening number from Krystal Brimner, who was also the host for the night, as she performed her single Let Me Be Me. Afterwards, NYLON Manila’s Editor-in-Chief Angelo Ramirez de Cartagena, overwhelmed with the show of love delivered the opening remarks as he thanked the guests for coming and the fans for their support with over 20 million votes counted across all categories. “If I could hug each and every one of you tonight, I would and probably will,” he said. True enough, the night progressed to many handshakes, hugs, and dance-offs, but we’re getting ahead of the story.
And then it was time to recognize the nominees as we announced the winners of the Big, Bold, and Brave categories. Each category had a movie trailer-like video to announce the winners with those in attendance heading to the stage to receive their custom-made 3D-printed trophy from Superpixels. Seeing Nadine Lustre and Sassa Gurl on the same stage was like seeing two queens together.
After the recognition of winners, Paul Pablo then took to the stage to deliver a fierce performance of his new pop track, Di Inakala. Of course, we wouldn’t ask our guest to show up in their take on Big and Bold for nothing. NYLON Manila’s Fashion and Beauty Editor Lyn Alumno named the winner of the Best Beauty Look presented by BYS, which went to Mimiyuuuh. Many stars served looks that night but the YouTuber stunned in a silver and denim ensemble and took home a care package courtesy of the brand.
NYLON Manila’s Brand Associate Elyse Ilagan then gave the closing remarks by once again thanking the guests and fans for the love and support and looked forward to the Big Bold Brave Awards in the years to come. And, as a final treat, the final performers of the night, Careless Music’s Jolianne and Massiah took to the stage. Jolianne served enchanting vocals while Massiah brought the island energy and vibes.
And like with all great parties, the NYLON Manila Big Bold Brave Awards Night Party ended with an after party as guests enjoyed themselves with an open bar ready to serve drinks and a buffet table for snacks with DJ Patty Tiu, Hannah Ichiko, and MC Ice making sure the dance floor was well occupied and well, giving. Aside from cocktails and snacks, guests also enjoyed Heineken beers courtesy of Heineken Philippines.
The whole Careless Manila table was a mood while PBB Teens’ Luke, Gabb, Rob, Stef, Maxine, Ashton, and Eslam were having the time of their lives. P-pop groups like VXON, LITZ, and MNL48 caught up with the other celebrity guests in their color-coordinated fits while Sassa Gurl served Lil Kim with glam lasting all night. Your faves also have their faves, which is why we spotted a few of them taking the opportunity to talk to and take pics with their idols. Same tbh. And before guests left, they took home loot bags and goodies, a NYLON Manila shirt courtesy of Skoop and makeup products from Vice Cosmetics.
The NYLON Manila Big Bold Brave Awards Night Party was truly memorable, especially seeing all the videos and photos from the fun night. Thank you once again to those who went, the fans, and to everyone who helped make the event possible. This party was just the beginning, so gear up for bigger, bolder, and braver things in the near future.
Photo credits to Daryl Nacario, Mike Gella, and Jan Mayo.
We would like to thank our event partners who made the Big Bold and Brave awards – The Sequel possible: Our major sponsor BYS, Skoop, Heineken, Vice Cosmetics, Superpixels, and our official venue partner House Manila.
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