Ages ago ….

….Derek Ramsay still had lots of hair, and was just starting out. Of course, the potential was there and he was just waiting for his grand time in showbiz. He’s now one of the more sought-after leading men in movies and on tv. Of course, he has also stopped wearing bright red lipstick.

….Rafael Rosell was fresh and showed signs of being an exhibitionist already. He was one of the favorite models of Bench Body underwear as he had a nice body – lean and tight and delish, with all the right bulges. Now he’s off the Bench and he looks tired and gaunt.

….Jon Hall was all over the Bench spreads in his tight briefs. He loved getting it on for the underwear company’s ads, racy and risque, and no one complained. Jon’s now semi-retired from the scene, appearing intermittently for the cameras when there are modeling stints around.

Sinner or Saint?

In a scene from the afternoon soap Sinner or Saint on GMA, shirtless gravediggers Dennis Trillo and Vivo Ouano ham it up for the camera, flexing and primping in sweaty splendor. This could very well be the last appearance of Vivo on tv – for now – after his recent run-in with the law in the real world. Of course, Dennis is still scot-free as no physical or psychological abuse has yet been filed against him.

Hunky Model

Hot model Gerard Sison is back in the country after modeling stints around Asia. Born and raised in Melbourne, Gerard came to the country in 2008 to party for three weeks in Boracay. After his beach stint, he tried his luck at modeling for the runways in Manila. This 6′-tall hunk was already a seasoned model back in Australia, so the job came easy for him. He has now landed major contracts for TVCs and print ads.

Still Showing

Johnron Tanada‘s milky coffee shop movie, Kape Barako is still showing in theaters. The happy gay movie “is a queer and comic film about five men and their desperate attempt to save their dying coffee shop.” This digital feature is written by Lex Bonife [Parola,Antonio] and directed by Monti Parungao [Sagwan, Bayaw]. Catch this movie at Robinsons Galleria, Starmall Alabang, Remar [Cubao], Roben [Manila], Grand Central Caloocan, Isettan Recto and Ultra Vistarama Cebu.

Refreshing

The cute boy seen in the ubiquitous C2 Green Tea drink billboard ads around the metro is 19-year-old Maui Lumba. The 6′-tall basketball player for the University of Santo Tomas, where he’s taking up Tourism and Hospitality Management, is also a freelance model and occasional actor in ABS-CBN.

Basking

Piolo Pascual is all set to remind everyone that he is still the prime leading man of his time via the new prime time soap on ABS-CBN, Padre de Pamilya. The hunky actor, who reportedly cried when he read his role in the series, will share lead billing with Jericho Rosales and veteran actor Christopher de Leon. Speculations are rife about the series being a The Borgias knockoff, since Piolo’s taking on priestly duties in the soap.

Barako Tomorrow

Veteran bikini open contestant Marcus Aboga plays an important supporting role for Johnron Tanada in the movie Kape Barako. The sexy gay flick – a story of five men and all their tricks and trades to keep their loyal gay customers happy inside their coffee shop – opens tomorrow at Robinsons Galleria, Starmall Alabang, Remar [Cubao], Roben [Manila], Grand Central Caloocan, Isettan Recto and Ultra Vistarama Cebu.