Monthly Archives: September 2007

Beautiful Baller: JC Tiuseco

Those are real abs. John Carlo “JC” Tiuseco is a 23-year old basketball player for the San Sebastian College Recoletos Golden Stags that plays in the NCAA. Off basketball season and school, JC has done modeling for ramp and print ads. The 5’11” -tall looker was also the first runner-up in the Century Tuna Image Model Search last April, beating out heavy favorites [pro models] in said search. JC is also in this year’s list of the 69 Hot Bachelors of Cosmopolitan [Phils] Magazine.

Will Bruno be at the Cosmo Bash this year?

Italo-Brasiliano Bruno Folster sure made heads turn at last year’s Cosmopolitan Bachelors’ Bash at the Philippine Trade Training Center in Pasay City [photos above]. This year, the 23-year old fly-in model and SOP Showboys member is also part of the ten centerfolds of CosmoMen, the annual eye-candy glossy of Cosmopolitan [Philippines] Magazine. Will he be strutting down the runway again in his tighty-whities at the annual Bachelors’ Bash? The party will be on Thursday, September 6 at the NBC Tent at the Fort. Cosmo magazine is giving away free tickets to females in its website.

What’s wrong with the 69 Cosmo “bachelors”?

Jake Cuenca [left] and Paolo Paraiso

l-r: Luke Jickain, Marvin Wijangco and Joem Bascon

This year’s edition of the Cosmopolitan [Philippines] Magazine’s ten centerfold hunks is a sexy and good-looking bunch, no doubt about it. But for years, it has baffled me no end how Cosmo chooses its 69 “hot, new bachelors.” As a tagline, Cosmo wants us “to get ready for a hunkfest.” Right. Throw in an ugly Agassi kid in there, some callboys and wannabe models [especially this short dark guy from Sta. Cruz, Laguna with dubious origins, who looks old but claims he is only 20 years old], and you’ve got a hunkfest? I am not saying everyone in the 69 list do not deserve to be there. Some should not be there because they are not hot, not new, not hunks, not handsome, not straight enough to deserve a bit of space in the glossy. Methinks some persons in the list were merely accommodated by the casting director [incidentally, the manager of Dennis Trillo] as a courtesy to their managers, benefactors and supporters.

Racy Boy: Renan Ponce Morales

Twenty-seven year old Renan Ponce Morales is a full-time race car driver of the Fujitsu-Ten Toyota Team TOM’S at the Asian Formula Three Series. His racing history include the 2004 Philippine Junior Touring Car Championship [2nd overall] and the 2003 Philippine Junior Touring Car Championship [he was just starting then]. Renan was also part of the Philippine team that got sent to the 2005 Marlboro Red Racing School in Varano, Italy. On a personal note, he readily admits that he got into circuit racing to overcome his drug and alcohol addiction. And he proudly proclaims that he has gone commando [not worn underwear] since he was 11 years old. Exhibit 1 – photo above.

Knockout: Ronnie Golpeo

As an inflected form of the Spanish term “golpear”, golpeo means “to beat or strike.” Swarthy and strapping Ronnie Golpeo could sure beat the heck out of anyone with his physique. Surprisingly, he is one gentle soul with loads of humor. Proof of this was his Mr. Friendship Award at the Mr. World-Philippines contest. The 21-year-old part-time model from Quezon was voted for the award by his peers due to his funnyman antics during the contest. He describes himself as a “homebody type who likes to play basketball and video games. ”

Dingdong Dantes on CosmoMen!

Gone are the baby fats and the supposed gynecomastia [firm breast tissues in males] recklessly generated by some websites. Now Jose Sixto Gonzales Dantes III or Dingdong Dantes in showbiz has bravely posed butt-naked for Cosmopolitan [Philippines] Magazine’s CosmoMen edition featuring the annual 69 “eligible” bachelors [this year, the gay guys outnumber the straight ones!]. Dingdong Dantes is truly living up to his role as the sexy shirtless Sergio Santibanez on GMA 7’s Filipino version of Marimar. This time around the 26-year old actor has agreed to be photographed bare-skinned in the forest. And it shivers us timbers!

The start of the -ber months

I woke up today to Rocking Around The Christmas Tree blaring on my AM radio. I realized it is already September, the onset of the -BER months leading to Christmas. Only in the Philippines, which celebrates the Yuletide season for 5 long months, do you get to hear Christmas songs played on the radio on the first day of September. Somehow, it is the dread of the Christmas season coming that got me on a blue funk. And I cannot do anything about it. Next thing you know, you’ll see posts here of boys in red glittery bikinis or with poinsettias covering their members just like Gerard Sarmiento [photos above], a freelance bikini model.
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