Monthly Archives: July 2007

Don’t skip breakfast.

I have always skipped breakfast in the past – taking only the Model’s Diet of coffee and cigarettes in the morning in place of the heavy meal. Yet, upon reading the research by Yunsheng Ma, PhD, an epidemiologist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School – that, people who skip breakfast are four times more likely to be overweight or obese, I’m now into the full breakfast mode. I have settled on the Dessert For Breakfast Diet [sweet treats first thing in the morning], and its basic components are complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein, along with good fats – all things that digest slowly, enough to stave off hunger until lunchtime. These don’t include processed carbohydrates (donuts, white bread, sugary cereals, etc.) that digest quickly and tend to trigger an endless sugar snack cycle. The bonuses in this diet are the micronutrients [components of fresh fruits and vegetables that have antioxidant properties]. So I am now having more cereals, dairy and of course, fruits for breakfast, just like what 22-year old freelance model John Brian Austria is doing in the photo above.

Real Guy: Noel Belo

In the previous post on the er-guys, I blinked on The Bartender. It’s his job to remember your name. Your favorite drink. To chat you up a bit and make you feel extra special. Then the free shots with dirty names – such as Blow Job, A Boner, Scratchy Asshole, Screaming Orgasm, Penis Pirate and Sex in a Tree – come in. Of course, you feel most welcome and you always come back. All because of the cute, peppy and chatty bartender. Because that is his job, regardless of whether or not he will go out on a date with you. If you get lucky, the big date would have to be at 4 a.m. after his shift. And here’s thirty-year old Noel Belo, who was a bartender at the House of Minis Restaurant. A thrice-a-week gym bunny and swimmer, this bartender is a native of Lucena City.

The Men of Provoq are back! [photoshoot]

A few days before the event Cruise by the Men of Provoq, tickets are nearing sold-out status. Lex Bonife has been gracious enough to reserve two tickets for myself and hyper-Provoqtilating UPH. I’m fancy-feeling this will be one big affair, as Viva is pulling all stops to make this second edition of the Men of Provoq truly bodacious and rememberable.


Cruise, a Provocative Tour is a gay party highlighted by a series of sexually-charged production numbers with themes from around the different continents of the world, from the Men of Provoq. The party is on August 10, 2007 at the NBC Tent. Show Starts at 9pm. VIP tickets entitle one to a free drink and entrance to a specially designated area right by the stage for the best view of the show. VIP ticket holders can also drink and interact with the Provoq Men right after the show. VIP tickets are at Php1500 and are not commercially available. You may email lexbonife@yahoo.com your contact numbers if you want reservation for the VIP tickets.

For other ticket inquiries you may contact Viva Concert office at 687-6181 local 620 or 745. Lines may be busy at times, but just keep on dialing guys so as not to miss the big boys’ show.

Fancy: Daydrige Valdez

Ron Manuel “Daydrige” Valdez, is a 23-year old freelance model from Olongapo City. He was the male winner of the Sexy Hunks and Babes 2006 in Subic Bay. At present he is a Hotel and Restaurant Management student at the Columban College in Olongapo City. Daydrige, who looks better in person during the last time I saw him in Makati City a few months back, has also appeared in ABS-CBN shows and soaps.

Is Gabriel del Rosario out of Provoq Men?

He has not been visible lately with Provoq, so I guess he could be out of the body of men called Provoq. Twenty-one year old Gabriel “Gabz” del Rosario was Mr. Manila 2002 and the winner of Face of Bassilica Season 8, before he was discovered for the group. He graduated recently with a Business Management degree from the Far Eastern University. His main goal is to be a Flight Steward, according to his bio.

Nevertheless, the show Cruise, the second edition of the Men of Provoq, is still on and tickets are getting sold out to the event. Cruise, a Provocative Tour is a gay party highlighted by a series of sexually-charged production numbers with themes from around the different continents of the world, from the Men of Provoq. The party is on August 10, 2007 at the NBC Tent. Show Starts at 9pm. VIP tickets entitle one to a free drink and entrance to a specially designated area right by the stage for the best view of the show. VIP ticket holders can also drink and interact with the Provoq Men right after the show. VIP tickets are at Php1500 and are not commercially available. You may email lexbonife@yahoo.com your contact numbers if you want reservation for the VIP tickets.

For other ticket inquiries [aside from the VIP tickets] you may contact Viva Concert office at 687-6181 local 620 or 745.

Brazilians in our midst

Eduardo Fagundes [photos above] is a 25-year old Brazilian model who has done quite a lot of commercial projects in the Philippines. According to an article in the Manila Standard, Brazilian models have been in the Philippines for more than three years now, but this invasion started late last year. That’s when the models started to enter the country in bulk. “Most Brazilian models stay for only three months per country. Interestingly enough, in that short amount of time, they manage to book gigs that would take more than a year for a local model to accomplish in their own country,” the article goes. Moreover, Brazilian models in Manila get paid as much as Filipino models, and they – most of the time – lower their fees just to get the project. This is so because of two things, according to local fashion kibitzers: [1] They are building their resume and portfolio for their eventual entry into the fashion capitals of the world; and [2] “Brazilians treat modeling as a profession, as opposed to the Filipino point of view of raket-raket lang [part-time only]” – quote Jonas Gaffud, president of Mercator Model Management. For more about the Brazilian invasion article click here.

Shell-Shocker: Rod Ortiz

Earlier this this year,the French National Museum of Natural History revealed that it has discovered thousands of new species of mollusks and crustaceans around Panglao Island, 390 miles southeast of Manila. The French-led expedition team, which consisted of 80 scientists, technicians, students and volunteers from 19 countries – said its survey revealed over 1,200 species of decapod crustaceans – a group that includes crayfish, crabs, lobsters and shrimps – and some 6,000 species of mollusks. And here’s Rod Ortiz of Bataan province, aka Richard Cruz of Valentino magazine, with a new type of marine invertebrate called the whiskered mollusk. Tee-hee.

Fresh: Ryan Silverio

Twenty-two year old Ryan Silverio is a freelance model who has done several print and runway shows. His most notable show was the C Show, Carter underwear’s briefs-and-thongs extravaganza, held a few years back at the Araneta Coliseum. He has also appeared as the body model on the packages of Carter briefs. He was tanned and made up for said shoot [see photos above], as he is generally rosy and silvery in person.

Different Strokes

TGIF! I always look forward to Friday night massage – the legit one, though. I get mine near Makati Sports Club, where the old happening bar Flute, once stood. It is now a Thai massage place, where you’ll get the most cushy and restorative massage from trained masseuses. Of course, I miss the other kind of massage, where there is a lot of kneading, pulling, squeezing and stroking. But then again, it is a conscious action on my part not to go that way as I have to answer now – in my present Roman spring – to concepts such as conscientiousness, reliability, trustiness and responsibility. Different strokes for different people. Model is Reynald Llanes, a 22-year old freelance model and nursing student.

Take home Johnron..soon

Hold your horses guys! Soon you can take home popular provocateur, Johnron Tanada. According to Lex Bonife [screenplay writer, Ang Lalaki sa Parola], Johnron is currently doing a video called Hubad: Striptease Sessions for Daring Men. The video will be released soon, probably after their Cruise show at the NBC Tent on August 10 [for tickets call Viva Concert office at 687-6181 local 620 or 745]. The Hubad video, which is also produced by Viva Entertainment, promises to go beyond the lusty scenes of Johnron’s Kanto Boy episode in the first Provoq Video. The details where to buy Hubad will be announced here soon, as Lex promised to provide the blog a first glimpse of Johnron’s publicity photos from the video, once Viva approves the publication of said images.
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