The Grandfather of All Bench Models is actor and failed politician Richard Gomez [left]. As a 20-something fledgling actor, he steered the local brand to such great heights via ads and billboards. When it was time to hand over the reins, he chose another tall, dark and handsome teener by the name of Jomari Yllana [right] who appeared in racier advertisements in magazines and giant billboards around the metro.
Oh, these boys! Look how big they’ve grown! The one on the left is 20-year-old Albie Casino, who’s now doing bit roles in TV5 after his big career meltdown at ABS-CBN. He’s doing fine, actually. Albie’s a big boy now. And so is his good friend, 18-year-old Diego Loyzaga! A few more months before the underwear shots, perhaps?
This could very well be Throwback Tuesday for Billy Crawford. To those asking for some nekkid photos of guy-in-the-news from last Sunday’s tell-all [people hiding under the rock should just Google Billy Crawford for the latest news], this is the closest I can find in the files. Billy was huge then in Europe and he was teen magazine fodder, shirtless and in chains!
As hinted last April in his Garage post, popstar-researching-oblivion JC de Vera can now rest easy, career-wise, as he gets a boost via the network transfer to tv giant ABS-CBN. After languishing in tv hell for a long time, JC hopes to get some luster back in his marquee name in the new home station. Whaddya think?
In the olden days of Bench Body, the chunky-hunky male models dominated the underclothing landscape. One of them was Rob Duat, a Filipino-American pro basketball player who once played for the Alaska Aces and Petron Blaze. The 6’3″-tall hunk also gamely posed for the underwear company in his jockeys and for Cosmopolitan [Phils] showing half his buttocks.
Commercial model Kennedy Alfonso is all set to join showbiz this year! After a rough start in the industry, i.e. rumours about him and his current boyfriend, Ken is unfazed. He was launched recently by his modeling agency in a private show.
These are scenes too from the 24/7 In Love movie where Gerald Anderson gratuitously showed some skin, a bit of skin, via boxer shorts and a toned bod. Of course, we rarely see the young hunk in his tiny skivvies, but he somehow manages to be caught sometimes with his pants down on screen. Here’s hoping he will snag one of those underwear endorsements in the near future.
Speaking of back ends and bums and bottoms, a few years ago, a fresh young kid by the name of Andrew Wolff boldly took his pants off in public and allowed himself to be photographed. Well, for a gay rag, that is. It was a spread for the magazine and boy, it was a spread! Really.