Whatever happened to Martin Jickain?

Photos of Martin Jickain during the Mossimo Bikini Summit 2005,
where he won first runner-up

Scanned from the papers, photos of a before-and-after Martin Jickain,
promoting slimming technology by Marie France for Men

Fortunately, erstwhile glam male model Martin Jickain has realized this early that, yes, although his former-actress-now-porcine-politician wife can eat a horse and a half, he does not necessarily have to go her gluttonous ways. Immediately after getting hitched to his dumpy wife, Martin Jickain shied away from the runway lights and helped his wife in her office’s obligations. Martin naturally gained weight, as he did not have time anymore to hit the gym. Now Martin is all over the papers promoting the non-invasive slimming methods of Marie France for Men. Thankfully, although he is still far from the 155-lb.-frame he had circa Mossimo days, his 164-lb.-frame would have to do for now.

Naked Romp: Patrick Rivera and Alias Gabriel

Ken Nash aka Patrick Rivera [the older one] and Alias Gabriel [the cute little one] were the initial cover boys of Chika Chika magazine, that gay pulp in the 90’s which launched and upped the careers of male strip-for-pay actors then. Nothing much is known about the charming kid, Alias Gabriel, as the magazine doesn’t give out models’ details, only erotic stories about the gay life. Patrick Rivera, of course, is the veteran bikini pageant contestant – Kouros 2006, Ginoong Pilipinas 2007, Mr. bikini-this-and-that. More on the guys soon.


Roxxxanne is the title of the new digital feature flick megged by Ricardo Lee-clone, Jun Lana. The indie movie, scheduled for a limited-theater release in July, stars Sheree, Janvier Daily and surprise, twinkie Jay Aquitania, as a closeted teenager “who is not as innocent as he claims to be.”

Jay Aquitania is the younger brother of Bench underwear model and tv’s token dufus, Antonio Aquitania. Seventh in a brood of nine, he was born in Angeles City on 2 February 1980. His first movie was the creative Spiderman-on-acid movie, Gagamboy [this movie incidentally won awards in international fantasy film festivals]. He rose to fame via the GMA 7 fantasy top-rater, Mulawin. With bated breath, many are waiting for this twinkie to turn legal and follow his older brother’s underwear photoshoots.

Dick-A-Day: Brando

Brando, a previous Dick-A-Day feature, was the winner of the third edition of Hunks in Motion,
an annual competition among exotic dancers in the Philippines. He was from Davao City

‘ Isn’t it awfully nice to have a penis / Isn’t it frightfully good to have-it-on / It’s swell to have a stiffy / It’s divine to own a dick / From the tiniest little tadger to the world’s biggest prick / So, three cheers for your Willy or John-Thomas / Hooray for your one-eyed-trouser-snake / Your piece of pork , your wife’s best-friend , your passing or your cock / You can wrap it up in ribbons, you can stuff it in your sock / But don’t take-it out in public or they’ll stick you in the dock, and you won’t come back.’

Sung by Eric Idle in Monty Python. The Meaning of Life [1983]

Beefcake: Benson Hill

Twenty-four year old Benson Hill was one of the featured models of the latest issue of Valentino [the anniversary issue], where he goes on a chunky-lumpy posing session. As a regular bikini pageant contestant in the minor league, his most memorable win was placing first runner-up at the Mr. Bikini Earth contest some time back. Benson owes his far-out mestizo features and surname to an American grandfather.

Rousing: Mark Mendoza

Okay, here’s some fantasy [not mine]: playing hoops and hookey at 10 pm in the basketball gym with some slinky-clad busboy at McDees or bagger at the seveneleven you picked up with a smile and a wink earlier? Nah? How about, shooting and dribbling on the fiberglass court with the village gardener who lives in the service quarters nearby? Or dunking the basket with the fruit vendor’s son? No? I give up. To illustrate here’s Mark Mendoza, an aspiring model.

School Strip: JV Roxas

The winner of the Valentino magazine’s Coverboy search was 19-year old Joseph Ver “JV” Roxas. The shortest [5’6″] and one of the few flab fellows in the competition, JV Roxas, nevertheless took home the top plum, which included some cash prize, a stint in the indie movie “Moreno,” and as cover of the magazine’s June ish. Yet, when the June anniversary issue of the magazine [see previous post ] came out, JV Roxas was nowhere near the glossy covers. JV Roxas is young, stubby and squat, and he deserves to be on the cover of the magazine, if you ask me.

Dick-A-Day: Paul Espinosa

Paul Espinosa was another member of the 2005 calendar-boys group, Naked Hunks of the Philippines. The group was such a bumper crop of hunky-dory guys [who had no qualms showing their shtick and schlongs] , as compared to the present-day calendar boys picked from the streets and the sleaze halls. Too bad, the group did not have any 2006 or 2007 calendars. Paul Espinosa has also disappeared from the limelight.

Chunky: John Daryl Rose

At the 2004 MTV Fashionista Model Search, a then 18-year old John Daryl Rose competed against the likes of Rocky Salumbides [winner],Don Mendoza, AJ Winkler, Victor Basa, Alec van Dierendonck, Dennis McIrvin [of Provoq] and a host of other mestizos. It was such a bumper crop of male models competing for the top plum and right to represent the Philippines in the Top Model of the World competition. Unfortunately, John Daryl Rose did not win but said contest opened doors for this 6’3″-tall stunner. John Daryl has modeled for the top designers in the Philippines and has appeared in tv commercials and print ads.