Monthly Archives: June 2007

Latest Valentino Magazine is Out!

The latest issue of the pioneering gay mag, Valentino, is now out! This is a worth-it buy, guys, because there’s less photoshopping in the pics. On the cover is the last Viva Hotmen member, Cedric Javier, with one peek-a-boo photo inside the packed pages. Incidentally, this is also the Anniversary Issue, so expect lots of ragazzi nudi like never-seen-before-photos of favorite twinkie boys Kaisan Lopez, Gabriel Fajardo, Jerwin Ellao, and lots more.

Twenty-three year old Cedric Javier stands 6′ tall and has been modeling part-time for the last couple of years after the Viva Hotmen disbanded. He was in the digital movies, Coed Scandal and Pinoy Kama Sutra, both as the, uh, naked guy.

Top: Haroun Morales

[Haroun today]

[During Mossimo days]

My favorite Mossimo twinkie boy Haroun Morales has apparently buffed up after the Mossimo Bikini Summit. Although he did not win the annual event, Haroun was undaunted. Aside from modeling assignments that he received after the competition, 23-year old native of Las Pinas City is also busy with his studies at the De La Salle University – Dasmarinas. Shy and bashful during the contest, maybe Haroun Morales can enter next year’s edition with more boldness, as Mossimo Bikini Summit invites back previous contestants.

Huge: Raymond Miranda

I was aimlessly watching the telly last Saturday night, and suddenly I came upon another driveling comedy show on Channel 2 [the one with Dolphy]. What made me put down the remote, however, was the appearance of one appealing guy in one sequence. He looked all-too familiar to me and straightaway, he came to me as the Raymond Miranda of the gay rags. Hugely popular because of his tight schlong slings, Jimboy [his nickname] is 20 years old and a native of Macabebe, Pampanga province. This 5’8″-tall part-time model and actor took up Computer Technology at STI Pampanga. Reportedly the brother of another hottie, Viva Hotmen’s Alken Miranda, Jimboy was discovered by a talent scout while kibitzing in a movie shoot in his hometown.

Tease Too: Randy Castro

Randy Castro was part of a group called Showstuds, which came out with a magazine and a calendar in 2004. The concept was supposed to be a proud and puffed photo magazine featuring the works of a Palanca Literature awardee. However, the magazine went pfft as sales were, say, not that brisk. Too bad because most of the models were rather attractive [not to mention, cocky and ballsy!]. After a series of shows to promote the magazine was canceled, nothing much has been heard from the group.

Stunning: Joaquin Casado

At the recent Bodyheat Model Search 2007, sponsored by the avant-garde designer group, Fashion Artists Foundation, one mestizoid stood out among the batch of contestants in the pre-pageant activities. Bikini contest spectators thought that the tall 25-year old fresh model from Quezon City, Joaquin Casado would eventually walk off with the title in the summer’s last bikini pageant. Unfortunately, he finished first runner-up to a more experienced model Marco Odejar.

What is Mark Cyril doing now?

This exotic dancer from Gigolo Bar was known as Mark Cyril . He was one of the featured contestants in the first edition of Hunks in Motion, an annual contest of male strippers in the metro. Although he didn’t get the top plum [won by Paul Guesande], Mark Cyril went on to supastah status in Gigolo bar because of his height and looks. Yet, at the time he was working in the bar, he was also studying at the Centro Escolar University taking up BS Tourism, thus the don’t-take-me-home policy for the kid.

Champ: Aaron Canlas

Aaron Canlas was one of the top 6 semi-finalists in the recently-concluded Mossimo Bikini Summit. He was also the winner in the Style Eyecatchers Model Search Leg 6 edition. As winner of that leg, he gets to compete in the Grand Finals which will be held on August 11, 2007. This early, Aaron Canlas has been flagged as winner-most-likely in the innovative model search, due to his height, bone structure, and eloquence [he, reportedly, was born and raised in the Old Dominion State, Virginia].

Missing Paul Guesande

Paul Guesande was the, uh, premier danseur during his era. He was de facto credited for the dance moves of current-time macho dancers in the gay bars, which moves involve more masculine and dynamic dance steps, whether using prescribed or improvised spins and gestures. Prior to that, the dancers in the bars were doing the slow seductive strip show, akin to slithering snakes. As the life-span of bump-and-grinders is rather short, Paul Guesande, who was getting up in years, has since retired. Distressingly missed, Paul Guesande has faded into the quiet life.

Another Chinito delight!

Aaah, the appeal of chinky-eyed big boys! To those who are awfully partial to Chinese-looking guys with great pecs, washboard abs and a bubblebutt, here’s Carssie Perez Canlas. The boy with the unique girl’s name was born in Arayat, Pampanga province but he grew up in Taytay, Rizal. His claim to fame was winning the Mr. Taytay 2005 title.

Marco Odejar is Bodyheat 2007 winner

Twenty-four year old model Danny Marco Odejar is this year’s winner of the Bodyheat Model Search held at The Block, SM North Edsa. The 6′-tall stunner from Laguna bested 11 other sexy males to take home the prize in the bikini contest. Bodyheat Model Search is an annual contest sponsored by the Fashion Artists Foundation, a group of young designers in Manila.

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