Vintage Sunday 2

One order of erstwhile model-actor John Apacible coming up! He’s probably around 39 years old now, but back in the days of guiltless [and safe] fun and frolic, he was a hunk twice desired in the backlot of film companies churning out sexy movies. He first appeared as the speedo-wearing male lead in the 1996 camp-esthetic flick Nights of Serafina, after he was discovered winning a modeling competition. He has since breezed through numerous movie and tv assignments, daring photo shoots and gay magazine covers.

Vintage Sunday 1

In the not-so-distant past, a bit player by the cute name of Poppo Lontoc started to go sexy in the movies of the soft porn variety. While he was fodder for the gay rags at that time, he only went as far as tease-and-tickle in his speedos in photo shoots. With the slow demise of smut movies, he also disappeared. Then he resurfaced as an exotic dancer for Hercules Bar, a run-down hole-in-the-wall gay bar in Pasay City. He was last seen as an office messenger in Makati City.


After his nudie debut in the island movie Santuaryo, Ardie Bascara f.k.a. Basti Romero is ready to show some serious acting [and skin] again in the new gay flick Brod from The Grit Project. Brod, a movie about gay love in fraternities, topbills Ardie together with Kenjie Garcia [Lihim ni Antonio], former dick-a-day feature Xeno Alejandro [Lalake sa Parola], Jess Mendoza [Ben and Sam], plus a host of other daring theater actors. This is directed by Ray Gibraltar, who directed Wanted Boarder – the awardee of Best Picture and Best Director during the 2009 CinemaOne Festival. Brod starts its commercial showing on 10 November 2010 in selected theaters.


Twenty-four-year-old actor JC de Vera is waging a determined battle for superstardom at new channel TV5 after his near-miss at the top in GMA-7. He’s now TV5’s prime time leading man via the series My Driver Sweet Lover – a comedy about a jeepney driver impossibly in love with an heiress who looks like Charice. Who’s watching?


Here’s another tall and cute model. Twenty-year-old Ervin David, a native of Porac, Pampanga and a student at the Systems Plus Computer College in Angeles City. He goes to Manila most of the time to do modeling work. The 6’1″-tall cutie is a regular at the Fashion Week series in the metro.


It’s the start of the Philippine Fashion Week again! Time to see the, uh, models – male models in schlocky designs like, perhaps tight shiny underpants and mesh shirt. Nevertheless, the male mannequins are hot and they are getting younger and younger! In photo above is Carlito Gonzales, 6’1″-tall and only 18 years old. A varsity player for the STI Olympians team, he won Mr. STI College two years ago.