Bright young things. These are the future centerfolds of Cosmopolitan [Phils] magazine. The new leading men of the near course of events. The young hunks gracing Mens Health magazine and shirtless-hunks-on-the-cover pulp. This year they did good: ABS-CBN’s prized singer-actor Sam Concepcion [left] is venturing into hunkingdom come, thanks to exposure at the recent Bench Universe show. GMA’s teen actor Derrick Monasterio [center] is getting noticed, what with lead status in the station’s afternoon soaps. Check out the December 12, 2012 episode of his fantasy series, Paroa: Ang Kwento ni Mariposa, where Derrick had some under-the-rain-and-in-shorts shots. Promising, really. And of course, Aljur‘s brother, Avin Abrenica winning TV5’s Artista Academy. His station’s giving him all the shots – shows and soaps with top marquee actors by his side. Who’s making it big in 2013?
The boys who made some noise this year. Struggling GMA actor Enzo Pineda donned tight underwear for Bench Body and appeared in print ads and billboards to the delight of girls and girls alike. Of course, he got noticed big time. By the time he pulled his pants down in the sexy events Bench Universe and Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash, the excitement over this young man has waned.