So Spry

Oh, what is it about athletes these days shedding their shirts [and sometimes, pants] off for print ads? I’m not complaining, though. Just happy. Take for example, 19-year-old student, basketball player, model and occasional actor Mauro Francesco “Maui” Lumba. He’s that guy in the C2 Green Tea Drink tv commercial. Yes, the one where he plays basketball shirtless. People sat down and noticed this tall cutie. When he’s not busy in his studies at the University of Santo Tomas – College of Tourism and Hotel Management, he acts on ABS-CBN’s early evening soaps.


Means “Too Hot.” Indeed, it pays to be a go-getter. Rocco Nacino is now on the cover of Men’s Health [Philippines] magazine this July 2011. By far the most successful in his batch in GMA’s Starstruck, the 24-year-old actor is bucking the odds in showbiz to reach leading-man status in his network. So far, the 5’7″-tall guy is on the right path – Bench Body spots, soap opera roles and magazine covers.

PRFU 5: Hunky Chris

Chris Everingham is a 26-year-old personal trainer, “accredited practicing dietitian, accredited nutritionist” from Sydney, Australia. Apparently, he’s also half-Filipino and he’s in the PRFU team. According to his social networking site “[h]e currently resides in Sydney, running his Lifted Health Business in the North Shore and frequently travels to the Philippines for leisure, family and Rugby.”


It was bound to happen. Hunky Piolo Pascual finally meeting head-on, via a high profile pop poll for sexiest male celeb, hunk-of-the-moment Aljur Abrenica. At the Yahoo! OMG! Philippines Awards held recently, Piolo topped Aljur for the Hottest Actor category. The ever-gracious Piolo dedicated his award to the young upstart. The poll-based category was based on online voting at the Yahoo! OMG! Philippines site which lasted for four days.

PRFU 4: Gorgeous Ken

And another one! Filipino-American Kenneth Stern was a member of the Boston University Rugby Club and a host of others in the United States [New England Rugby Union All-Stars, the Northeast Collegiate All-Stars, the All-American 7s Team and the Boston Men’s Rugby Club], before he came over to play for the PRFU. Ken – who is only 22 years old, stands 5’10” tall and plays centre for the team.


Speaking of athletic boys and balls, beleaguered actor-host Derek Ramsay is our feature for today. He’s in the news lately for being exposed as a married man [he allegedly contracted the marriage abroad with a model], despite public knowledge that he’s a single fly boy in the country. And, of course, we wouldn’t mind right? As long as he keeps his shirt off.

PRFU 3: Sexy Oliver

Twenty-five-year-old Oliver Saunders is a Filipino-Australian member of the Philippine Volcanoes. He plays along with his younger brothers – hotties, too – Matt and Benjamin. If you ask me about this sudden surge of info [and images] about the Volcanoes, it is because these boys are champions and they remain unappreciated in the Philippines. Here’s a link to their story, their valiant efforts in the international rugby scene. And besides, with Bench Body featuring them in tight underwear, I bet these boys will now be recognized. Big time!

PRFU 2: Naughty Jake

Here’s another one for Bench Body underwear: Jake Letts of the PRFU a.k.a. The Philippine Volcanoes! This 23-year-old Filipino-Australian cutie is listed as the “current PRFU International & PRFU U19 Captain of the Undefeated 2006 ARFU Div 2 U19 squad in Taiwan, Warringah RUFC – Scrum Half.” He has a brother – Michael on the team. According to reports, “the Lettses are one of four sets of brothers on the team. Their mother was born and raised in Bicol; Michael and Jake were born and raised in Sydney, where they still live. and where they play semi-professionally for the Warringah rugby club. Off the pitch Michael is a mortgage broker and Jake is taking his masters in sports management.”