Monthly Archives: February 2012

Beaming

Ex-varsity baller, Century Tuna Superbods winner, and reality show contestant Sylvester Ram Sagad nearly made it in New York as a model. He, however, is back in town doing big fashion shows, magazine editorials and TVCs . It must be remembered that some time ago, after his stint at the Philippine edition of Fear Factor, Ram was cast in the prime time soaps of ABS-CBN. Now he plays support to the actors in said studio.

Happy Monday!

Former Mister Costa Rica 2010 and familiar face in local modeling scene Alexander Vega Hidalgo lies in wait on his bed. The 6’1″-tall hunk has appeared in the Bench Body runway shows and the Philippine Fashion Week series, in addition to the countless editorials for the major magazines in town.

Scent of a Man

Last night, GMA’s prized leading man Dingdong Dantes launched his newest cologne for local brand Bench. Dubbed as the Empower Deo Cologne, the line was endorsed by Dingdong himself in a grand show, where he went around shirtless with a bevy of sexy male mods.

Rising Boy

Twenty-two-year-old ex-karter and ABS-CBN actor Matteo Guidicelli may not be the typical leading man of the tall-dark-and-hunky type but he is surely getting good breaks in his home studio. Recently he starred in a Star Cinema rom-com My Cactus Heart, where he took on an important lead part. Matteo has a B.A. on Performing Arts in the musical theater field from the Columbia College in Chicago.

Hey Arnold!

Swarthy model Friday is 24-year-old Arnold Santillan. The hunky guy lists himself as a graduate of the PATTS College of Aeronautics. He was last seen as a 2011 bachelor in the annual Cosmopolitan [Phils] magazine’s list.

My Gaz!

As if the summer 2012 campaign’s not enough, Bench Body came out again with a real sexy shocker. It’s rugby player Gaz Holgate in tight underwear! Twenty-three-year-old Gaz was part of the Philippines squad for the 2011 Asian Five Nations Division 1 in South Korea. He also appeared recently in a local music video, prompting speculations of a showbiz entry for the hunky athlete.

Toiling

Conspicuously absent from the much-awaited summer campaign this year of local clothing brands Bench and Bench Body is in-house exhibitionist Rafael Rosell. The 30-year-old bit player seemed to have lost his erstwhile lucrative contract [and some favors with the underwear company] most recently. Maybe he got too scraggy and wan and shriveled for even an XS Bench briefs?

Muli on DVD

“A love story…whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the ultimate power of love.” That’s how Muli [The Affair] was described when it was released in late 2010. Now the 2-disc DVD “with special features” of the movie is out! Catch Sid Lucero and Cogie Domingo as the ill-fated lovers in this indie film buzzed about as one of the best Filipino gay movies to come out in years

Gino Facts

Now that Survivor has given him a shot at pop stardom, ex-commercial model and tv host Gino Dela Pena is entering showbiz with a bang. But what do we know about this guy who suddenly appeared out of nowhere, after his breakthrough McDonald’s Huling El Bimbo ad? Random facts from his bio would reveal that Gino’s 5’10” tall, 29 years old and a graduate of the Entrepreneur School of Asia in Libis, Quezon City. He lists himself as “entrepreneur, minister, model, host and actor” in his bio.
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