Vice Ganda finally shared a glimpse of the acquaintance party he organized for queer artists last December called The UnkabogaBALL 2021.
In a vlog he uploaded on Sunday, January 23, we saw what went down at the glamorous ball held at a five-star hotel in Paranaque. From Vice's preparation, to the artists gracing the red carpet one by one, it was indeed a night of fashion and inclusivity among celebrities, comedians, and social media stars.
During the event proper, Vice shared why he decided to host an exclusive event for queer artists.
"Nagsimula ito dahil may nakita akong picture na pinost ni Inah (Evans) na may kasama siyang mga baklang social media stars, mga baklang influencer. Tapos sabi ko kay Inah, gusto kong ma-meet ’yung mga baklang ’yan," he recalled.
"Kaya sabi ko gusto kong magkaroon ng isang acquaintance party for me to be able to meet the new baklets in social media. ’Yung mga bagong social media stars, ’yung mga social media stars. Kasi ang dami-dami nang baklang stars ngayon. Nakakatuwa. I want to have that opportunity to meet them."
Indeed, the ball became an avenue for the LGBT community to bond and have fun in person as seen in Vice's vlog.
He continued, "I want to build a bridge to create a relationship amongst all of us. At ako katulad ko when I was starting in the industry, there were a lot of beautiful people, there were a lot of very supportive people who were there to guide me along the way pero I am so blessed na napapaligiran ako ng maraming tao na matatalino, mahuhusay, mababait na nagga-guide sa akin."
"Sa dami nating ’to siguro ang saya nu’n na gina-guide natin ’yung isa’t isa para kung may natatapilok, may nangangarag. Imbes na bukod sa kino-call out, why not start a community that helps one another? Why not start a community that helps and supports each other?"
Among those who were invited to the event were Paolo Ballesteros, Awra Briguela, Kaladkaren, Sassa Gurl, Macoy Dubs, IC Mendoza, Bakla ng Taon, and more.
Watch the full vlog here:
Read more stories here:
FULL MOVIE: 'Sisterakas' is a rivalry-turned-heartwarming story of siblings
LOOK: Vice Ganda wowed by Sassa Gurl's calendar girl photos
WATCH: Vice Ganda uncovers ‘dirty secrets’ in Vicki Belo’s ‘stage house’
WATCH: Kasambahays, drivers join Vice Ganda's Noche Buena with family