Merick Lumagui edges out Jeffrey Surio

Blame it on 23-year-old Cavite hunk Merick Lumagui [left photo] for foiling the bid of chiseled boy and crowd favorite Jeffrey Surio in Subic Freeport’s biggest bikini contest – Beach Bodies 2008. Merick Lumagui, who hails from General Trias, Cavite, always emerges as the winner in whatever bikini pageant he gets into. In 2006, he won Island Cove’s Body Heat Dare to Bare contest and the annual Kouros Male Search.

Hamudi and Ram Ace

The rains are coming! The last of the bikini contests are being held [remember Subic Beach Bodies 2008 was held while a typhoon was passing through outside?] Pretty soon, the speedos and the tackiest-but-we’re-not-complaining bikinis will be air-dried and tucked somewhere in a musky drawer until next season. Our last reminders of the bikini open season are Hamudi Khileifat and Ram Ace Bautista, who were the daring ones in such contests. Interestingly enough, the two have made themselves scarce lately from bikinidom come. Maybe next year again then…

TGIF with Johnron!

The latest update on Johnron is that he just finished shooting his gay road trip movie entitled Kambyo in Ilocos Norte.  As one of the actors in this Jay Altarejos-Lex Bonife movie from Viva Digital, he reportedly did some stuff and stunts that might just surpass the shock-scenes in Parola and Antonio .  Which means, here’s one movie to anticipate soon, as it was not only Johnron who showed his skills – acting or otherwise, in this movie but also Gabz del Rosario, Kenjie Garcia and Rayan Dulay.

Who is Alvin Montano?

Watch out for twenty-four-year-old Alvin Montano as he sets out in his showbiz career via the bold and daring route.  The 5’10”-tall hunk from the City of Los Banos is a familiar face in the bikini circuit, as he has been endowed with a lean and taut bod. Alvin has appeared in the bikini contests around Malate District before.  He is set to do an independent digital flick.

Jeffrey Surio returns

Twenty-five year-old model Jeffrey Surio was the first runner-up at Beach Bodies Search 2008, Subic Freeport’s biggest locally-produced bikini pageant.  Jeff, it must be remembered, was the tall guy in that show at Metro Bar who did the full monty in the opening number. Although he has modeled for the top designers [Moreno, Salud] already, Jeff is still into joining bikini contests from the small bars in Las Pinas City to the large stage of Eat Bulaga.

Fresh: Mackoy Miranda

One good-looking contestant who got shut out of the main titles at stake at the recently-concluded Ginoong Pilipinas 2008 pageant was Mark Joseph “Mackoy” Miranda. The 22-year-old representative of Dasmarinas, Cavite, previously appeared in Heatwave 2007 Bikini Showdown [won by a then-unknown Harry Chua].  Prior to that, he was the Mr. AICS [Asian Institute of Computer Studies] 2005 and a contestant at the Body Heat 2006 Bikini Summit in Island Cove, Cavite. 

Tuesdays with James Luther

Most people think that the week starts on Monday but what it’s worth, my week starts on Tuesdays. That’s because I usually take Monday off for a couple of reasons [number coding, running]. And so, to start the week, our Tuesday guy is James Luther, a 19-year-old showbiz aspirant who is willing [and able] to reveal all, given the right break. He was the winner in the Wet and Wild Hunks contest at the little bar that could – Lips Bar, just recently.  

Geoff Eigenmann loses weight, goes shirtless

When 22-year-old cutesy actor Geoff Eigenmann lost a lot of weight, he went about town proudly showing off his new body.  Although it still does not have the perfect cuts and curves, Geoff now has a leaner and tighter bod.  As one of the actors in ABS-CBN’s primetime series Lobo, he immediately donned swimming trunks and jockeys for the key scenes.  He says he lost weight the natural way – through boxing, that is. Geoff is also an endorser of Hanford underwear, replacing Dingdong Dantes.