When this new photo of Aga Muhlach was distributed to the press recently, many were
quite impressed by the loss of weight of the erstwhile fleshy actor. Yet, some also credited
Photoshop as the culprit in the new look of the actor. His handlers were quick to note that
noted photographer Jun de Leon, who snapped the photo, abhors digitally manipulating
his pictures. And besides, Aga Muhlach went on a diet-and-exercise regimen for a new movie.
This photo was taken last month at the Lago de Oro Resort
in Calatagan, Batangas,
where the 37-year old actor went water skiing with his good friends. Judging from the
candid photo, Aga’s diet sure made some dents and cuts in the proper places. The actor
reportedly lost 50 lbs [from 225lbs to 175lbs], after a rigid 6-month high-protein and
zero-fat-salt-sugar diet coupled with a 6-day/week training at the gym.
Aga Muhlach is shown above for a photo shoot with another famous photog Steve Tirona for
MetroHIM magazine, that oh-so-gay magazine published by ABS-CBN Publishing. Aga has been
visible nowadays to promote his new movie, tentatively titled “I Don’t Want You to Go“
or “Love Affair” with Maricel Soriano and Angelica Panganiban.
It’s Fathers’ Day today and all I can think of posting is a puppy-papi Jomari Yllana. Before he got old and fat, he looked like that in the photos above. Propelled to popularity by his large Bench underwear billboards in the late 90s, Jomari Yllana was then a young boy barely legal in small-sized and skimpy briefs, thongs and jocks. Today, Jomari has gained some years and heft, but he still looks so, uh, adorable. [Bit of back-fence talk: His kiss-and-expose ex-wife does not swear by the immensity of Jomari’s purple heart, but harps on the modesty – of his possessions, however dinky.]
[Gerald Madrid, topmost photo, and Marcus Madrigal]
“No more swimming, no more fun, no more lolling in the sun!” It’s back to school – from the grades to the university – today for millions of young persons in the Philippines. Which means, more pencils, more books and more teachers’ dirty looks. Photos above are of Gerald Madrid [now 26 years old] and Marcus Madrigal [also 26], resident twinkie fantasies in the late 90s and the early zeros. Both actors, who have taken contrasting career paths after appearing together in the 1999 films Burger Boys and Batang Pro, now play father roles on the telly.
Allen Dizon, the oldest member of the vanished Viva Hotmen [VHM] male group, is one resilient guy. Allen Dizon, who is now 29 years old [according to his bio], may be considered way past his prime, but he is still in the biz despite some setbacks in his clothes-free career. He first appeared as a scraggy contestant in Coverboy male personality search on Channel 2’s noontime show, SangLinggo nAPO Sila. Although he did not win the contest, he went on to appear in skin flicks, followed by a steamy stint with the VHM. Now that the VHM has disbanded, Allen Dizon has again taken a solo path in the movies [last appearance: Twilight Dancers, as an aging male prostitute] and teevee. Realizing that showbiz will pretty soon get too crowded for him, he has put up small business ventures in his native Plaridel, Bulacan, foremost of which is his Top of the Line Auto Sales and Insurance Agency.