Monthly Archives: June 2009

Paolo and Janvier

This one’s a new movie from the controversial director of Sagwan and it stars hot actors Paolo Rivero [with the gun] and Janvier Daily.  There is no set date yet for the showing of the Monti Parungao flick Bayaw, which is a suspense-thriller. Apparently, the movie will be an exhibition entry at the 2009 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition next month.  Aside from the two sexy guys above, that Andrew Miguel guy also takes off his clothes to join the cast. 

Dion gets cute

Resident GMA 7 hunk Dion Ignacio is in the new afternoon soap Ngayon at Kailanman and he is getting cuter by the day!  After a failed bid at going sexy via the boy-group The Studs, Dion Ignacio is now focused on doing dramatic roles however small they are.  In Ngayon at Kailanman, he plays second or third fiddle to lead actor JC de Vera.  Dion Ignacio says he doesn’t mind playing support as long as there’s work in his home studio.  The 23-year-old actor is still waiting for the big break.

Dex Quindoza, Sexy Singer

It turns out the single post about the freshman and the bikini candidates are interconnected.  Mossimo Bikini Summit 2009 castoff and former Starstruck contestant Dex Quindoza is now part of the new singing group called YM [Young Men].  And guess who’s with him in the motley bunch? The freshman Andrew Miguel and the stud boy Edgar Allan Guzman . The title of their new album under Ivory Records is I-YM Mo Ako!  I’m not so sure though, if this is another one of those group of sexy boys singing. But I’m not complaining.  Expect to see more publicity photos of that Andrew Miguel guy and Edgar Allan and of course, Dexter as they promote their new group.  By the way, if Edgar Allan was the Mr. Pogi 2006 winner in the noontime show Eat Bulaga, Andrew Miguel claims to be the first runner-up in said contest [year unspecified].  

Sizzling Sebastian Monroe

He’s of Irish, Korean, German and Native American descent and he was here in Manila recently to do some modeling work.  His name is Sebastian Monroe, a 22-year-old native of Alabama who grew up in Virginia and California.  He says he’s a newbie in the modeling business as he has been doing “normal things” back in the US when an agent picked him up and sent him to Singapore to work the runways.  For now, his goal is to fix his handicap – a hearing problem, which he hopes will be operated on soon using his earnings from modeling.

Idol: Markki Strøm

Rewind to August 2006: The Philippine Idol auditions were underway and the judges were in awe at a tall and handsome young man from an international school. He can sing a mean power ballad and he was through to the next round. Midway through the Theater Round [equivalent to the Hollywood Week of its American counterpart], the young man, in tears, tells the judges that he’s not going through the process anymore as he has to go to school in Switzerland – at the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Bulle, to be exact. The judges were tsktsking in disappointment for surely they could have found a star in this charismatic 19-year-old singer.
Fast forward, last Sunday of May 2009: The Bench Fashion Show was being staged at the SMX Convention Center and people were second-guessing the identity of this tall cutie in fully-packed mulberry briefs. It’s none other than the crying kid at Philippine Idol approximately 3 years ago – Markki Strøm, now 22 years old and back on local shores to pursue his dream of being a singer and an actor [he’s a triathlete, too]. Well, of course, Bench noticed the fine mestizo features of this Fil-Norwegian lad and cast him in its major show. Markki’s star is definitely getting brighter from now on.

Another Handsome Nipo-Brasileiro

And his name is Cesar Curti.  He’s 22 years old, 6’1″-tall and has appeared in numerous print ads and tv commercials all around Asia. He was in Manila recently to do print ads, shows and the New Nestea Fit with L-Carnitine [the one in the beach] and the Nestle Coffee-Mate [the breakfast guy] tv commercials.  This cute and hunky Brazilian of Japanese descent has been working as a model since 2006.  He has also done runway shows in the region.
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