It’s Jeffrey Surio and he has gone up the modeling ladder from skank to style via appearances in the runway shows of the Philippine Fashion Week. Maybe his big win at the Mr. Philippines – International pageant did wonders for him. From now on, he will no longer do the racy bikini shows in small bars. Jeffrey Surio will surely be missed in the things-and-thongs pageants and shows. And I’m digging the thunder thighs now!

Starstruck: Ian Batherson

Ok here it goes. My favorite guy in the new edition of Starstruck – that artista reality contest in GMA-7 – is 20-year-old Ian Batherson. The 5’10”-tall Ian, who started to model in the Philippines earlier last year when he was still sporting golden curly locks, has now gone through some makeover to make him look more, uh, Oriental [see first two photos above]. He describes himself as humorous and spontaneous, and his biggest dream is to be an “artista in the Philippines.” He is so determined to be known beyond the 15-minutes of reality-tv fame, as he displays his talent in singing and playing the guitar. He now speaks fluent Filipino, too.